Cherry Mobile is known for having rock-bottom pricing for their devices that have really decent specs, this is one of the reasons why they are very popular.
Recently, the battle for the cheapest octa core device for the local market has come to the conclusion with the announcement of Cherry Mobile Pulse with a retail price tag of just Php6,499.
It sports a 5-inch HD IPS touchscreen display with a scratch-resistant Dragontrail glass on top. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6592 processor with eight CPU cores clocked at 1.7GHz each coupled with 1GB of RAM and runs on Android 4.4.KitKat.
There is an 8GB of built-in storage for your multimedia contents, but if think it is small, you can insert a micro SD card up to 64GB. The Pulse also has a 13MP main camera at the back and a 5MP secondary camera in the front.
What separates the Pulse from other Cherry Mobile devices is the "Tap to Awake" feature, this means that you just need to double tap the screen to wake it up, a feature first seen from the LG G2.
With the introduction of the Pulse, I wonder how would the company market the Magnum S which has a similar specifications, but cost Php9,999 or 2500 more expensive.
- Dual SIM dual standby, supports HSPA+
- 5-inch capacitive IPS HD (1280x720) touchscreen display, Dragontrail glass protection
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- 1.7GHz Octa Core Cortex-A7 CPU, Mali-450MP GPU, MediaTek MT6592 chipset
- 1GB of RAM
- 8GB internal storage, expandable up to 64GB via micro SD
- 13MP main camera with LED Flash,
- 5MP secondary camera
- Multimedia Player
- FM Radio
- 3.5 Audio Jack
- GPS with A-GPS and EPO assistance
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Micro USB 2.0
- Battery: TBA
- Price: Php6,499