Cherry Mobile silently released several Android Go devices this week including the Cherry Mobile Flare J2 2018.
Having the Android Go operating system allows the device to run smoothly despite sporting entry level specs. However, games will still be limited by the 1GB RAM and Mali-400 graphics chip.
The Cherry Mobile Flare J2 2018 flaunts a TrueView display. That’s what the company calls screens with 18:9 aspect ratio and rounded corners.
It’s just a 5.3-inch TN LCD panel though and the screen resolution is FWVGA+ only or 480 x 960 pixels. Nevertheless, it still makes the device look sleek and modern.
Aside from being an Android Go smartphone and having a tall display, the Cherry Mobile Flare J2 2018 also has dual rear cameras!
This is composed of an 8 Megapixel main camera and an unspecified secondary camera. I’ll have to test if the secondary camera really works or if it’s just a cosmetic feature though.
The device also has a 5 Megapixel selfie snapper on the front.
2K Battery and Power Saver Key
A 2000mAh removable Li-ion battery powers the Cherry Mobile Flare J2 2018.
There’s a dedicated button above its volume rocker called the Power Saver Key. When pressed, it presents two options: Accelerate and Power Saver.
When Accelerate is selected, the device clears up the RAM to speed up its performance. On the other hand the Power Saver option will trigger a decrease in battery consumption.
Price and Availability
The official price of the Cherry Mobile Flare J2 2018 is ₱3,299.00. It’s now available in several Cherry Mobile kiosks and authorized retailers.
- 5.3-inch FWVGA+ Capacitive LCD Display (480 x 960 Pixels), 203 ppi
- Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) Operating System
- MediaTek MT6580 Chipset
- 1 GB of RAM
- 8 Megapixel Rear Camera with LED Flash
- 5 Megapixel Front Camera
- Dual SIM (Micro-SIM)
- 8GB Internal Storage
- Expandable Up to 32 via microSD
- 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE & GPRS Networks
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.0
- MicroUSB 2.0
- 3.5mm Audio Jack
- 2000mAh Battery
- 146 x 69.8 x 8.6 mm @ 146 g
- ₱3,299.00 Official Price in the Philippines