Cherry Mobile Touch HD Price is Just Php 2,999, Making it The Most Affordable Android Lollipop Smartphone in the Philippines

As soon as Cherry Mobile Touch HD becomes available at Lazada PH starting on August 22, 2015 - 12 noon, it will officially snatch the title 'most affordable Android Lollipop smartphone in the Philippines' from Cherry Mobile One, which sells for Php 3,999 as of today.

Cherry Mobile Touch HD, Cherry Mobile Android Lollipop

Sporting chrome-plated edges and a removable plastic back plate with faux leather texture, CM Touch HD runs Android 5.1 Lollipop right out of the box and comes with technical specifications that are more than decent for a handset priced at only Php 2,999.

Cherry Mobile Touch HD, Cherry Mobile Android Lollipop

Weighing 132 grams, the phone is equipped with a 5-inch HD display panel, an 8 MegaPixel autofocus main camera with LED flash, a 2 MegaPixel selfie cam, and a removable 2,000 mAh battery pack delivering up to 300 hours of standby time. At its heart, Touch HD is powered by a 1.2 Quad Core processor (I'll get back to you on the exact chipset model), has 1 GB of RAM, and comes with 8 GB of expandable storage. Not bad for a sub-Php 3,000 phone, right?

Of course, the best thing about this release is that it already runs Android Lollipop, which is the latest iteration to Google's mobile operating system that's already available to consumers. What's so special about this version, you ask? Well, here are ten key features of Android Lollipop

Looking at press photos of Cherry Mobile Touch HD, it seems that there will be a skin or customized interface atop the phone's OS. Hopefully, it's not so thick so as to take away many of the things we love about vanilla Lollipop.