Cherry Mobile Launches Flare Infinity with True Borderless Display

By Daniel Gubalane on Oct 17, 2016

You’re familiar with an Infinity Pool, right? Cherry Mobile’s new Flare Infinity has an edge-to-edge display that looks just like one!

It doesn’t have any bezel or ugly black border on the sides. Instead, the edge of the screen is along the edge of the phone itself with a slight curve to meet the metal frame. This is the first smartphone in the country to feature this type of screen.

Meet the Cherry Mobile Flare Infinity:

Cherry Mobile Flare Infinity
Maynard Ngu unveils the Flare Infinity.

The screen measures 5.5 inches but it surely will be manageable since the phone’s overall size is smaller compared to other 5.5 inch smartphones. It has a full HD resolution and uses in-cell LTPS technology.

It’s enclosed in a metallic unibody casing on the sides and at the back while the front panel is protected by a layer of scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Cherry Mobile Flare Infinity
Closer look at the Cherry Mobile Flare Infinity’s display.

The Cherry Mobile Flare Infinity packs powerful hardware. It uses the MediaTek Helio P10 chipset which has a pair of quad core CPUs running at 2.0GHz and 1.0GHz and a Mali-T860 graphics processor.

It has 4GB of RAM and Android 6.0 Marshmallow as the operating system out of the box. Built-in storage amounts to 32GB while a microSD card slot can accommodate an additional 128GB.

The Cherry Mobile Flare Infinity is also well equipped for photography. It has a 16 Megapixel camera at the back that uses a Samsung image sensor and has a dual LED flash. On the other side, an 8.0 Megapixel front camera should be enough for selfies and video calls.

On the side of the Cherry Mobile Flare Infinity, just below the power button, is a fingerprint sensor. It boasts 360° recognition and unlocking speed of 0.1 seconds. Meanwhile, on the bottom of the phone, is a USB Type-C port. Keeping the device running is a 3000mAh Lithium-polymer battery that supports 9V/2A quick charging.

It’s is a dual SIM smartphone that can connect to 4G LTE networks. It supports dual band Wi-Fi too.

The official price is ₱12,999.00. It sounds ambitious for Cherry Mobile to release another smartphone at this price range but the list features more than justify the price tag.

Cherry Mobile Flare Infinity
Cherry Mobile Flare Infinity

Cherry Mobile Flare Infinity – Smartphone Specifications

  • 5.5 Inch Full HD LTPS Display (1080 x 1920 Pixels, 401 ppi)
  • True Edge-to-Edge Display (Infinity View)
  • Scratch Resistant Gorilla Glass 3 with 2.5D Arc
  • MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10 Chipset
  • 2.0GHz + 1.0GHz Quad Core Cortex-A53 CPUs
  • Mali-T860 MP2 GPU
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 16.0 Megapixel Main Camera with Autofocus and Dual Tone LED Flash
  • 8.0 Megapixel Front Camera
  • 32GB Internal Storage
  • Expandable Up to 128GB via MicroSD
  • Dual SIM (Micro + Nano)
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and GPRS Networks
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • A-GPS
  • FM Radio
  • USB OTG
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Gyroscope
  • Digital Compass
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • 151.5 x 73.5 x 8.6 mm @ 185 g
  • 3000mAh Li-Po Battery (Non-removable)
  • 9V/2A Quick Charging
  • ₱12,999.00 Official Price in the Philippines
Flare Infinity