Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Plus (18:9 display, quad cameras), Flare S6 Selfie (16MP front and rear cameras), and Flare S6 (P3,999) launched

Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Plus (18:9 display, quad cameras), Flare S6 Selfie (16MP front and rear cameras), and Flare S6 (P3,999) launched

The Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Plus is the company’s first 18:9 (aspect ratio) display and first quadruple camera (16MP+5MP front and rear) flagship. The S6 Plus’s 5.7-inch display has, like the Vivo V7+, an HD+ resolution but, unlike the P17,990 V7+, only has a P9,999 price tag. The S6 Plus is (as of this post) the lowest priced Android with an 18:9 display (the LG Q6 is priced at P12,990) with HiFi audio. Meanwhile the Flare S6 Selfie has 16MP front and rear Samsung S5K3P3 f/2.0 sensor cameras, a 5.2-inch Full HD display, HiFi audio, and a P7,999 price tag. The entry level member of the Flare S series has a Type C port and 700 MHz LTE connectivity – the 5.2-inch (HD display) P3,999 Flare S6.

Click on the slider below to see images of the Flare S6 Plus.

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    The Flare S6 Plus has an 18:9 aspect ratio, HD+ display.

Cherry Mobile S6 Plus Full Specs

5.7-inch HD+ IPS (1440 x 720; 18:9 aspect ratio) at 289 ppi with 2.5D curved glass
1.5 GHz 64 Bit MT6750T Octa-Core Processor | Mali T860 GPU
4GB RAM | 64GB ROM up to 128GB via micro SD
Rear Camera: 16MP + 5MP F2.0 with AF and quad LED flash
Selfie Camera: 16MP + 5MP F2.0 with AF with LED flash
3,000 mAh Battery
Android 7.0 Nougat with Cherry OS
WiFi, 3G, 700 MHz LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, A GPS, dual SIM
Rear Fingerprint Sensor, USB Type C, Cirrus CS43L36-CWZR HiFi DAC
P9,999 (with FREE VE Monk Headset)

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Cherry Mobile and Samsung Executives at the launch of the Flare S6 series.

The camera app of the Flare S6 Plus has been reworked for a more minimalist and intuitive handling and has new features: beauty, face cute, bokeh (blurred background), and filters.


Click on the slider below to see images of the Flare S6 Selfie.

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    Flare S6 Selfie front.

Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Selfie Specs

5.2-inch FHD IPS (1920 x 1080) at 424 ppi with 2.5D curved glass
1.5 GHz 64 Bit MT6750T Octa-Core Processor | Mali T860 GPU
3GB | 16GB ROM up 128GB via micro SD
Rear Camera: 16MP Samsung S5K3P3 F2.0 with AF and LED flash
Selfie Camera: 16MP Samsung S5K3P3 F2.0 with LED flash
2,600 mAh Battery
Android 7.0 Nougat with Cherry OS
WiFi, 3G, 700 MHz LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, A GPS, dual SIM
Front Fingerprint Sensor, USB Type C, ES9118C HiFi DAC
Price: P7,999

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Flare S6 Selfie Front Camera UI.

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Flare S6 Selfie Rear Camera UI.

Both front and rear 16MP cameras of the Flare S6 Selfie feature monochrome, bokeh, and face beauty modes (see camera UI above). While the inclusion of Samsung camera sensors and the price may be impressive on paper, the S6 selfie has a smallish 2,600 mAh battery. We’ll see how it fares in our full review (preceded by our unboxing session).


The Flare S6 Selfie and S6 are differentiated, primarily, by the placement of the fingerprint sensor. See below.

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Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Full Specs

5.2-inch HD (1280 x 720) IPS at 282 ppi with 2.5D curved glass
1.3 GHz 64 Bit MT6737 Quad-Core Processor | Mali T720 GPU
2GB RAM | 16GB ROM up to 64GB via micro SD card
Rear Camera: 13 MP Sony IMX135 F2.0 with BSI, AF, and LED Flash
Selfie Camera: 13 MP OV12830 F2.0 with LED flash
2,600 mAh Battery
Android 7.0 Nougat with Cherry OS
WiFi, 3G, 700 MHz LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, A GPS, dual SIM
Front Fingerprint Sensor, USB Type C
Price: P3,999

Click on the slider below to see images of the Flare S6.

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All three Flare S series phones feature the company’s new skin overlay, “Cherry Mobile OS”.

Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Plus, Flare S6 Selfie, Flare S6

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife’s cooking so much he’s now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman – his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, “Notwithstanding Pigs,” initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.