Updated: Saturday, 2013-01-26
Cherry Mobile finally revealed on their Facebook page the official price and availability of the teased Cherry Mobile Omega phone in December 2012, and simply disappeared and forgotten. Some kiosks and dealers were telling customers that Omega is a goner.
But one person I talked to from Cherry Mobile told me a week before Christmas of 2012 that the Omega units already arrived in their warehouse and was just waiting for the go signal to distribute it nationwide. That day has arrived. The Cherry Mobile Omega has been spotted in some kiosks here in Mega Manila already and is prices at ₱6,699 only!
That is pretty cheap compared to my|phone A919 Duo, which I currently have. Not only that, it is below the estimated prices of most bloggers which ranged at ₱6,999 to ₱7,999; some even putting it at ₱8,000 to ₱10,000 range.
Fair enough because this model boasts of the following excellent specs for a budget phone. With the availability of the official specs, it is clear that this is below that what was expected to be a similar model as Zopo ZP900 Leader, and yes, below that of my|phone A919 Duo.
- OS: Android 4.1.2 “Jelly Bean”
- Processor: MediaTek MT6577 ARM Cortex A9 1.0GHz Dual-Core
1 GB512 MB
- SIM: Dual-sim; Dual-standby
- Battery: 2,300 mAh removable
- Screen size: 132.07mm (5.2″) IPS Capacitive 5-point Multi-touch Screen
- Built-in memory: 4 GB
- External memory: up to
64 GB32 GB microSD
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, Tethering
8 Mpx and 2 Mpx5 Mpx and 0.3 Mpx, rear and front respectively, with autofocus, flash, and a 1080p720p video recording capability
5.88″ (h) x 3.07″ (w)152.3mm (5.99″) (h) x 80mm (3.14″) (w)
- Depth: 11mm (0.40″)
Unconfirmed specs based on Zopo ZP900 Leader:
- GPU: PowerVR SGX531T
- Standby: up to 200 hours
- Screen resolution: qHD 540×960
- Extras: FM Radio; Proximity sensor; GPS
- Weight: 198g (6.98oz)
What else could you ask for?
I can not wait to get my hands on Omega and play with it.
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