After announcing the upcoming Cherry Mobile Flare S6 and S6 Plus would be this October, it seems the local brand will be having some trouble keeping key details under wraps. Already, there’s a leaked image of the Flare S6 Plus making the rounds and it looks pretty legit. Not only that, but we’ve also got more info on the cameras the new handset will be sporting. Here’s what we know so far.
The Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Plus will be sporting an 18:9 display, following the trend of taller displays begun by the likes of Samsung and LG. The specific size and resolution hasn’t been revealed yet, but this being the “Plus” version, expect something in the same size as the Galaxy S8 Plus.
In addition, the Flare S6 Plus will have a total of four cameras, meaning dual camera setups both on the front and back. While implementation of dual camera technology may vary between different phones, both the front and back cameras should allow for hardware-supported depth of field so you can achieve that blurred bokeh effect. Based on the renders, it’s also safe to say that the rear cameras will be accompanied by a dual camera, possibly dual-tone flash while the front cameras will have a single LED flash for low light selfies.
Finally, unless that recessed circle on the back is just for show, there’s a good chance the Flare S6 Plus will come with a fingerprint reader.
All in all, the Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Plus is already shaping up to be a promising phone worthy to go up against the likes of what Oppo and Vivo have had to offer in the way of camera-centric smartphones. However, a concern of mine is how the brand will be able to keep the price low on this particular model. The Desire R8 already retails for Php9,999. Historically, the Flare brand has been a budget lineup. However, in the last couple of years, we’ve seen some Flare variants breaching the Php10k mark.