Update: Cherry Mobile has just released the official Cherry Mobile Thunder spec list. Just scroll down to the bottom of this post or check out the source link 🙂
A few days ago, Edriangelo Doctolero Paule posted a leak on a Flare user group that I follow about Cherry Mobile’s upcoming phones (check them out here, here and here). Today, one of them just got confirmed: it’s the Cherry Mobile Thunder! The Thunder is another budget Android phone with a 4.5 inch FWVGA screen, 1GHz dual core CPU and Android 4.0 out of the box. The best part? It will only retail for Php4,999!
Nothing much was revealed about the specs of the Cherry Mobile Thunder today. In fact, Edriangelo’s photos of the Thunder on a leaked flyer that’s yet to be released gave us much more information about the upcoming smartphone. Aside from the above specs, it will also come with dual cameras (5mp main), 4Gb ROM and dual SIM functionality. It will also support the kind of wireless connectivity that you would expect of today’s smartphones: Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi and 3G. These are all we know about the specs for now, but Cherry Mobile has promised to post the complete specification on their blog tomorrow.
Another thing that’s interesting about the Thunder and the way Cherry Mobile will be handling its initial release is that it won’t be immediately available via their official kiosks or any other authorized dealer. Instead, it will be a Lazada exclusive for a week starting from February 9 where you can have it delivered right to your doorstep instead of waiting in line for up to four frigging hours the way I did back with the Flare.
This might not be a bad idea since Cherry Mobile won’t have to worry about running out in some of their stalls while having too much stock somewhere else. Lazada would be able to handle the logistics and make it that much easier to get your hands on the Cherry Mobile Thunder. This will also benefit Lazada of course, encouraging more people to take advantage of the ease and convenience of shopping online. If this joint venture proves successful, this might be the way that Cherry Mobile will handle the release of the two remaining phones: the Burst and the Titan TV.
Official Cherry Mobile Thunder Specs
- SIM Slot: Dual SIM
- OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- Processor : 1GHz Dual Core
- Camera: 5MP (main); VGA (front)
- Dimensions: 136 mm x 65 mm x 9.9 mm
- Screen Type: Capacitive
- Screen Size: 4.5 inches
- Multitouch: 5 point
- Internal Memory: RAM: 512MB; ROM: 4GB
- Memory Expansion: microSD, up to 32GB
- Battery Capacity: 1800mAh
- FM Radio: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- USB Port: Yes, micro USB
- Wi-Fi: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
- GPS: Yes
- 3G/HSDPA: Yes
- GPRS/EDGE: Yes
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Light
- Suggested Retail Price (SRP): Php4,999
Source: Cherry Mobile Facebook Page, Cherry Mobile Official Blog
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