P10k Cherry Mobile Selfie, with 13MP front and back Sony cameras, leaked

 

According to Unbox.ph, Cherry Mobile (CM) will make available this December a dedicated selfie phone aptly named the Selfie. Brilliant move on the part of CM: not every one plays games on their phones nor do they need bleeding edge specs, but most people take tons of pics. Of themselves.

Cherry Mobile Selfie Specs

1.7GHz octa-core processor | 2GB of RAM
4.7-inch HD IPS display, Gorilla Glass 3
16GB of storage expandable via microSD
13MP Sony IMX135 F2.0 aperture front and back BSI cameras
Dual SIM | 3G, HSPA+ | WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
Android 4.4 KitKat
Php 9,999

How does the Selfie compare to other “selfie” phones?

Even the well-reviewed Mi 3 (P10,600.00) and LG G3 (around P24k for the 32GB 3GB RAM variant on the gray market) only have 2MP-ish front cameras. The better selfie phones, such as the Huawei Ascend P7 and the Gionee Elife S5.5 are pegged at around P20k. Phones with rotating cameras, like the Oppo N1 and it successor, are now being copied by Torque but the camera quality maybe questionable (all just launched 4 Torque phones cost around P5k each). Imagine, for just a bit more than what you’d pay for an ASUS ZenFone 5, you can have a great camera phone.

And as for Sony’s own “selfie” phone, the Sony Xperia C3, that’s still priced at around P15 and only has 1GB ram and a 5MP front camera.

So we’re really pumped up and cheering for Cherry Mobile. Despite the large forehead, this might just be a great phone.

You may also wish to see The History of Selfies, according to Sony.

 

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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.