Monday, August 10, 2015

Cherry Mobile G1 Now Official, 2nd Gen Android One Device with 64-bit CPU, 2GB RAM, LTE

Cherry Mobile G1 Now Official, 2nd Gen Android One Device with 64-bit CPU, 2GB RAM, LTE
Cherry Mobile G1 Now Official, 2nd Gen Android One Device with 64-bit CPU, 2GB RAM, LTE

Last week we reported that the latest Cherry Mobile Android One device will come out today. At that time, we thought it would be the One 4G, however, it turns out to be incorrect, and the actual product is simply called Cherry Mobile G1.

We know what you are thinking, it has the same name with local brand's first ever wearable device. But according to one of Cherry Mobile's executives, they used G1 because they will continuously release Android One smartphones and it will be easier for the consumers to follow that naming scheme in the future (e.g. G2 for the next device and so on). Moreover, the G1 'smartwatch' life cycle has already ended, so there is nothing to be confuse of.

Cherry Mobile G1 Now Official, 2nd Gen Android One Device with 64-bit CPU, 2GB RAM, LTE
Cherry Mobile G1

Going back to the Cherry Mobile G1, all the specs that we wrote before happened to be almost accurate. It has a 5-inch IPS On-cell display with HD resolution and Dragon Trail Glass on top. On the inside it is powered by 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon quad core processor clocked at 1.2GHz each coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.

Related: Cherry Mobile One Review, The Affordable Nexus

It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box and with confirmed update for Android M plus 2 years of software support directly from Google. Amazingly, Cherry Mobile managed to bring down its SRP to a very reasonable Php5,999, this is actually about half the price ($260) of General Mobile 4G, its twin Android One device from Turkey. Not only that, every purchase also comes with 8GB of micro SD card and a data SIM card. In addition, those early adopter who will buy it upon release two weeks from now will also get a free Pyxis Clicker worth 790 pesos.

Cherry Mobile G1 Specifications:

  • GSM:850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • 3G: 900/2100MHz
  • LTE: 1800/2100MHz
  • Dual micro SIM, dual standby
  • 5-inch IPS On-Cell capacitive HD (1280x720) touchscreen display, DragonTrail Glass protection
  • Dimensions: 140.5mm x 69.75mm x 9.3mm
  • Weight: 135 grams
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop, upgradable to latest OS for two years
  • 1.2GHz 64-bit quad core Cortex-A53 CPU, Adreno 306 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB internal storage, expandable via micro SD card
  • 13MP auto focus main camera with dual LED flash
  • 5MP secondary camera
  • Multimedia player
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Dual band (2.4GHz/5GHz) WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Micro USB 2.0
  • Bluetooth v4.1 with BLE and aptX
  • Sensors: accelerometer, light, proximity
  • 2500mAh Li-Ion removable battery
  • Price: Php5,999

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