Yugatech has confirmed the existence of the Cherry Mobile Omega HD 2.0.
Two months ago, Cherry Mobile released the Cherry Mobile HD in the Philippine market. Priced at Php7,999 with a 5-inch HD (720 x 1280) display and packing a 12 MP camera with a back-lit sensor, it was one pretty impressive handset. The only fly in the ointment was the MediaTek MT6577 processor with a dual core processor and PowerVR SGX531 graphics. The aging PowerVR SGX531 is really pushed to its limit pushing pixels to the HD display. This resulted in some choppiness in 720p video playback and a bit of lag in 3D intensive games. Still, how much do you expect for Php7,999? It was a pretty awesome package for the money and was the next step in Cherry Mobile march to domination of the Philippine market.
But MyPhone fired a shot across Cherry Mobile's bow with its own 5-inch HD handset. The MyPhone Duo A919i Duo was powered by the new quad-core MediaTek MT6589 sporting a PowerVR SGX544MP graphics chip. The new chipset made the MyPhone Duo A919i twice as fast as the Cherry Mobile HD, at a higher sticker price of Php9,590.
Apparently, this did not sit well with Cherry Mobile which has launched a upgraded version of the Omega HD, called the Omega HD 2.0.
Cherry Mobile Omega HD 2.0 quick specs:
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- 5-inch IPS HD display (720 x 1280)
- Dual SIM
- 4 GB internal storage, expandable via a microSD card slot
- 1 GB RAM
- 1.2 GHz quad core processor
- PowerVR SGX544MP graphics
- 12 MP BSI primary camera, autofocus with flash
- 2 MP BSI front camera
- 2100 mAh battery
The Cherry Omega HD 2.0 is as powerful as the the MyPhone A919i Duo while undercutting it in price, with a retail price of Php8,999. It also steps ahead of the MyPhone A919i Duo with a newer version of Android (4.2), a higher megapixel camera and a slightly larger battery,