Last July 25, 2013, through an exclusive media event at One Esplanade in Pasay City, local electronics giant Cherry Mobile unveiled its newest line-up of Android smartphones called Cosmos slated for release this September.
The Cosmos series - comprised of Cherry Mobile Cosmos S, X2, X, and Z - features quad core processors made by Taiwanese chipset maker MediaTek, 1GB of RAM, 18 MegaPixel main cameras, 5 to 8 MegaPixel front facing cams - great for selfies, and display sizes ranging from 4.7 to 5 inches. TP Friends, as promised, here's our quick introduction for each device.
Single SIM Cherry Mobile Cosmos S runs Android Jelly Bean 4.2 operating system with 1.5 GHz MediaTek 6589T Quad Core processor and handles multitasking with 1 GB of RAM. The handset - with dimensions of 147 x 72.1 x 6.98 mm - comes replete with a 5-inch 5-point multi-touch HD-IPS OGS (One Glass Solution) display protected by scratch-resistant Asahi Dragon Trail Glass, 16GB of non-expandable internal storage, 18 MegaPixel main camera with Flash and BSI sensor, 8 MegaPixel front cam with BSI, and GPS. As for connectivity, Cosmos S supports 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Of the four new phones, this one has the biggest battery pack at 2,500 mAh albeit it's non-removable. CM has yet to disclose the official SRP of this handset but according to our sources, it will sell for Php 10,999 upon launch.
Cherry Mobile Cosmos X2, on the other hand, flaunts a 4.8-inch Samsung-made Super AMOLED HD display protected by scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 2. This Dual SIM smartphone - with Smart Call and Smart Stay capabilities just like Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4 - features an 18 MegaPixel autofocus camera with BSI sensor and flash, 5 MegaPixel front cam with BSI sensor, 16 GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card slot, 2,200 mAh Li-Ion removable battery pack, GPS, and WiFi, Bluetooth, and 3G HSPA+ connectivity support. The handset runs Android 4.2 operating system with 1.2 GHz MediaTek MT 6589 Quad-Core Processor, handles multitasking with 1GB of RAM, and will don an SRP of Php 11,699.
Priced at only Php 9,999, Dual SIM Cherry Mobile Cosmos X - with dimensions of 135 x 69.7 x 7.9 mm - is the most affordable member of the Cosmos family. The handset runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system with a 1.2 GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex A7 CPU and PowerVR SGX544MP GPU in MediaTek MT6589 chipset. Other technical specifications include a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED HD dislay underneath Gorilla Glass 2, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card slot, 18 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash and BSI sensor, 8 MegaPixel front-facing cam with BSI sensor, Full HD video recorder, FM Radio, WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G HSPA+ connectivity support, and removable 1,800 mAh Li-Ion battery pack.
Php 11,999 Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z comes with key technical specifications including a 1.5 GHz MediaTek 6589T Quad-Core Processor running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system, 1 GB of RAM, 5-inch Full HD IPS LCD with 441 ppi pixel density protected by Gorilla Glass 2, 18 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash and BSI sensor, 8 MegaPixel front-facing cam, 1080p video recorder, FM Radio, and a removable 2,000 mAh Li-Ion battery pack. As for connectivity, the 142.7 x 71.9 x 7.8 mm smartphone supports WiFi, Bluetooth, and 3G HSPA+.
Again, the Cherry Mobile Cosmos Family will become available at all Cherry Mobile kiosks and authorized retail outlets across the archipelago next month, September 2013. To wrap this up, let me ask you, "Which of these four Quad Core smartphones are you most likely to get?"