Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Cherry Mobile Hyper - Another 5-inch offering from CM

Cherry Mobile is launching another 5-inch smartphone, called the Hyper. The announcement was made via Cherry Mobile Facebook page where the company shared the Hyper's specifications:

  • Dual SIM / Dual Standby
  • 5-inch WVGA (480 x 800) capacitive display
  • 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 4GB of internal storage
  • microSD support up to 32GB
  • 5MP camera
  • VGA front camera
  • 3G/HSDPA
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n / Wi-Fi hotspot
  • FM Radio / Multimedia Player
  • 2,000mAh battery

The price is Php4,990 making it the cheapest 5-inch dual core phone that Cherry Mobile ever released, and it will probably replace the slightly lower priced Cruize in Cherry Mobile line-up. 

The most disappointing aspect about the Hyper is that it runs Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. While app compatibility is maintained between Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich is maintained, little by little Jelly Bean is getting features not available in Ice Cream Sandwich. The new Gmail update last month includes several features not available on Ice Cream Sandwich. The older operating system is not a deal breaker at Php4,990 though. 

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