Cherry Mobile Flare S2 Announced, Features Google Nexus 5 Camera Sensor

Local mobile company Cherry Mobile announced in their Facebook page the latest iteration of their budget Flare smartphone line, the Cherry Mobile Flare S2. Similar to the Cosmos X2's Super AMOLED display from Samsung, the Flare S2 also features a part from an  international brand, this time a Sony sensor - specifically the IMX179 - the same sensor the LG Google Nexus 5's 8-megapixel camera uses.

Cherry Mobile Flare S2 Specs

Display-wise, the Flare S2 would feature the On-Cell touchscreen panel technology, allegedly allowing for better color reproduction and lower power consumption, the latter of which is something that any Flare device badly needs.

Cherry Mobile Flare S2 Price

Cherry Mobile Flare S2 Specifications

OS: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Processor: 1.3GHz quad-core processor, GPU TBA
Memory: 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage, microSD expandable up to 32GB
Display: 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS display, 800x480 resolution, 217 ppi
Camera: 8-megapixelrear camera with AF & dual LED flash, 2-megapixel front-facing camera
Connectivity: 3G, HSPA, 2G, EDGE, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
SIM: Dual SIM
Battery: 1800mAh removable Li-ion battery

As with most smartphones in the Flare line, the Cherry Mobile Flare S2 may be priced around the P4,500 mark, even with the Sony IMX179 sensor. To that extent, it should be noted that the Google Nexus 5 is currently suffering/have suffered poor camera performance, though we can't say for sure if it's lack of software optimization or just plain hardware (if you'll recall HTC told people that the purple hue showing up on their One M7 flagship back then were caused by software issues, and that the KitKat update would fix it. It did not).

Cherry Mobile launched late last year one of the most affordable quad-core HD smartphones, the Cherry Mobile Flare HD and multiple shootoffs also recently e.g. the Flare 2.0, Flare 2.1, Flare 2X, and the Flare S. Let's see if improving the camera will have the same click at the local company's fanbase.

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  1. The Philippine smartphone looks good and with better specs plus reasonable price compared to other branded phones and Cherry Mobile Flare S2 is one of it

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