If you’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Flare X3, you might want to check out the soon-to-launch Cherry Mobile Flare S8 Series as well. Invites have been sent out and while no specs were detailed, there were still some clues to be had from the teaser image.
At first glance, you might not be able to discern anything, but the render actually shows a large notch. So if you’re not a fan of notched phones and would rather have a dewdrop notch or no notch at all, this isn’t a good indicator. However, the Flare 8 teaser does show a premium-looking aluminum build with antenna notches located on either side of what appears to be a Type-C port. Finally,the Flare 8 Series phones appear to be capable gaming phones, hinted by the gaming-themed graphics of the teaser.
Of course, let’s not forget about the Flare X3, which will likely be launched at the same event. This one, we know to feature a 6.18″ notched Full HD+ IPS screen, Helio P60 chipset, a whopping 6GB RAM, and 64GB of storage. It also has a premium build with an exquisite glass body and gradient finish. Best of all, we know that phone will be priced at just Php9,999, which is a couple of grand less than the Flare S7 Plus that came with nearly the same specs but with just 4GB RAM.
So even if the Flare 8 Series turns out to be a let-down, the Flare X3 is still something to look forward to. Personally though, I’m really looking forward to the local brand challenge the international budget brands like Realme and Xiaomi’s Redmi sub-brand so the average Juan has more great options for their hard-earned buck.