An early look at Cherry Mobile’s 7.7mm handset

An early look at Cherry Mobile’s 7.7mm handset




After we posted the Cherry Mobile’s latest teaser about their upcoming 7.7mm thin Android handset, some of our readers were quick to tip us on what the local company has in store for us.

Our readers pointed us to a handset that goes by the name of Blade (or Razor Blade), which CM announced last month in Thailand. After a bit of research, we’ve zeroed-in on the alleged handset and based from what we saw, it seems that this is the real deal.

cm blade

The CM Blade sports a 4.5-inch qHD IPS display which is accompanied by a 1.3MP front-facing camera, and the familiar trio of capacitive buttons. Other components of this Jellybean handset includes a a 5MP rear camera with flash, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, expandable 4GB ROM and a rather small battery rated at 1,700mAh. Here’s a more detailed look at the Blade’s specs:


 

Cherry Mobile (Razor) Blade specs:
4.5-inch qHD IPS display, @245ppi
1.2GHz MT6589 quad-core processor
PowerVR SGX544MP GPU
1GB RAM
Expandable 4GB ROM (up to 32GB)
5MP camera w/ flash
1.3MP front-facing camera
HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0
GPS
Li-Ion 1,700mAh battery
Android Jellybean v.4.2
Dimension: 135.4 x 68 x 7.7 mm
Weight: 157g

There’s no official word yet when Cherry Mobile plans to make this handset available in the local market, but it’s been said that the Blade currently retails for THB6,999 or a little over Php9,600 in our local currency. With that said, do you guys think that it’s priced right?

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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16 Responses

  1. otep says:

    too expensive if 9k+

  2. Digest says:

    Because of the fast pace of producing android phones. I personally loss my interest w/ android. Whether its a local brand or high end. Its still the same. They release almost every month of new phone / model. Its like a barrage of clone troopers if you ask me.

    Its enemy is its own self. That’s why the value of any android phones are fast to depreciate.

    • abuzalzal says:

      it’s called CHOICES…and it’s a great thing for us consumers.

      Aren’t you glad?

    • jake says:

      Nakakatawa ka, ang bobo mo.

      Walang pinagkaiba yan sa laptop or desktop. example: Laptop/Desktop ang OS, WINDOWS.
      sa naman Cellphone/Tablet ang OS, ANDROID.

      makapag comment lang kahit wala kang sense?

    • ASUS says:

      @Jake

      Mas T*nga ka.

      Tama naman si Digest.
      Hindi naman yung OS yung point niya — YUNG PHONE! as in bumubuhos yung ANDROID PHONES na puro Android ang OS (malamang)!

      Unlike iOS –> which is in iPHONE (by Apple) nag-iisa (which is siguro twice a year magrelease ng new model)

      Ang mga manufacturer ng ANDROID PHONE (take note, PHONE not OS) eh halos araw-arawin ang release ng units at pababaan ng price though specs, halos pare-pareho lang.

      Gets mo?

    • 2toyzki says:

      Look at the positive side. We get to have high end phones with very low prices. dati mabagal magrelease ng Android device kaya yung iba hanggang pangarap nalang. But now, look at us, i have a dual core, dual sim, HSPA enabled, 5″ Scratch resistant screen, dual cam with LED flash Android phone running on Jellybean with a price tag of P6,000.

    • Damgo says:

      Would you rather have them run on symbian instead? Out of the question ang iOS ksi hindi worth sa mga producers nito ang royalty cost na babayaran sa apple, unlike sa android which they can use freely

    • GalanT says:

      Are you sure you are a consumer? Or you just want to buy something that only you could own..? >_<

      Aren't you glad that we consumers have a lot of options to choose and at such advantage, we will still be able to grab a high end device which are 10k to 15k lower than the overpriced iPhone?

      Seriously…

    • jayron says:

      You don’t own a smartphone for the value. You own it for the experience in using it. Duh? You’re probably one of those I(diot)OS-heads who buy an Apple and don’t know how to tinker with it.

  3. T.Keel says:

    IMHO, i don’t find anything new about the specs..yes, it’s quad and higher gpu, but 1GB, 1.7mAH….still???

    • Ronx2 says:

      Seriously, what where you expecting from a smartphone at that price level?

      Even the S3 only has 1GB of ram (international version)? just saying

  4. Berry Mobile says:

    Am I the only one who thinks that the front looks like an Xperia? It’s a good thing though. The price looks right for the premium look and feel and the slim waistline.

  5. chacha says:

    SuperThin nga less battery naman

    • abuzalzal says:

      I think 1700 mAh should be really on par with a 2000 mAh powering a 5 inch 720p screen

      But I tend to agree here, kung Php 9.5k ‘to medyo overpriced nga, sana kahit 720p man lang papatusin ko pa…. really like the design and the form factor though

  6. oldskulzam says:

    the route I took was buy slashed down unit like lennovo for instance, they cut their 9999 units to 5999 on the release of their new models, tha’t just span of 6mos. more reliable brand,same specs at new brand releases of cm,mp or torque’s

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