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Cherry Mobile to debut Desire series of Smartphones




Cherry Mobile’s 2017 Festival is in full swing, and so are the new devices that are expected to be launched this summer season. Such is the new Desire series of smartphones which tout 700MHz LTE connectivity. among other features.

First off the list is the Desire R7, which has a 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage combo tucked beneath a 5.5-inch HD screen.

Cherry Mobile Desire R7 specs:
5-inch HD IPS display @ 1280 x 720px
1.3GHz Quad-Core Mediatek MT6737
Mali T720 GPU
2GB RAM
16GB internal storage
expandable via microSD card up to 64GB
13MP rear camera with LED Flash
8MP front camera
4G LTE with 700MHz support
Dual-SIM (micro+nano), Dual Standby
Wi-Fi b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS, AGPS
Android 7 Nougat
2200mAh Non-removable battery

Next is the R7 Plus, which resembles the R7 in a lot of ways except for the tiniest details: the front camera and sensors are reversed, and so is the placement of the headphone jack. The rear camera flash is also moved to the side instead of the bottom.

Cherry Mobile Desire R7 Plus specs:
5.5-inch HD IPS display @ 1280 x 720px
1.3GHz Quad-Core Mediatek MT6737
Mali T720 GPU
2GB RAM
16GB internal storage
expandable via microSD card up to 64GB
13MP rear camera with LED Flash
8MP front camera
4G LTE with 700MHz support
Dual-SIM (micro+nano), Dual Standby
Wi-Fi b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS, AGPS
Android 7 Nougat
3000mAh Non-removable battery

Lastly, the high-spec R8 features dual rear cameras, similar to the Flare P series of smartphones. It’s also priced a lot more than the R7 series, so we could only expect a lot from this other than the fact that it has a physical home button.

Cherry Mobile Desire R8 specs:
5.5-inch Full HD IPS display
1.5Ghz Octa-Core Mediatek 6750T
Mali T860 GPU
3GB RAM
32GB internal storage
expandable via microSD up to 64GB
13MP + 5MP rear cameras with LED Flash
8MP front camera with front LED Flash
4G LTE with 700MHz support
Dual-SIM (micro+nano), Dual Standby
Wi-Fi b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1
GPS, AGPS
Fingerprint Scanner
USB-C
Android 7 Nougat
3000mAh Non-removable battery

There are also two other devices that are bound to be less expensive than these two as seen on the Needrom website: an R7 Mini and an R7 Lite. We’ll keep you posted on developments from this series as they happen.

We’ve first spotted these playing at a Cherry Mobile store’s LED panel yesterday.

For the meantime, these three new smartphones from Cherry Mobile’s Desire series — R7, R7 Plus, and R8 — will be on sale in Cherry Mobile stores this Q2 sporting Php4,999, Php5,999, and Php9,999 price tags, respectively.

Author’s note: Updated with full specs and photo renders



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2 Responses

  1. Dave says:

    Looks like xiaomi …

  2. Donny says:

    Can’t wait a review of the R8. Looks like it’s bang for the buck

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