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Cherry Mobile unveils 4 Cosmos phones

Cherry Mobile, which has built a reputation in the Philippines as a budget brand, has unveiled its latest line of Android smartphones: the Cosmos—aka “bigger and brighter” (than the “galaxy”?)—series.

Although there's no official word yet on pricing for the Cherry Mobile Cosmos X, Cosmos X2, Cosmos S, and Cosmos Z, the company assured us that "they will be competitive, as always."

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The latter may b.e in stores by end-August, but the rest should start rolling out to retailers as early as end-July.

The Cosmos phones all sport high-definition screens fronted by scratch-resistant glass; quad-core chips from MediaTek (the lowest clock rate is 1.2GHz); 1GB of RAM; backside-illuminated 18-megapixel rear cameras; and Android Jelly Bean 4.2.

They are also Miracast Wireless Display Wi-Fi Direct Ready.

Cherry Mobile Cosmos X
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Cherry Mobile Cosmos X

The handset is expected to be the cheapest of the bunch. It's thin and light, largely owing to its all-plastic construction. It also flaunts a 4.7-inch 720p Super AMOLED display and comes with an extra back cover that's either metallic blue or red, as pictured above.

Every unit comes free with a flip case and an extra rear cover.

Specs:

  • Android Jelly Bean 4.2
  • 1.2GHz MediaTek 6589 quad-core processor
  • 4.7-inch Super AMOLED HD (on-cell) screen - Gorilla Glass 2 | 5-point
  • HSPA+ | 3G | Wi-Fi b/g/n | Bluetooth | GPS
  • Dual-SIM (1 standard SIM and 1 microSIM)
  • 18-megapixel BSI rear camera with flash | 8-megapixel BSI front camera
  • 4GB ROM | 1 GB RAM (microSD up to 32GB)
  • 1800mAh battery
  • 135*69.7*7.9mm

Cherry Mobile Cosmos X2

This holds the distinction of being the only smartphone in the Cosmos series with curves to spare and is therefore our bet for being the most hand-friendly of the four.

Its design stands out in a sea of identical budget smartphones. Plus you get a 4.8-inch 720 x 1,280 Super AMOLED screen clad in second-gen Gorilla Glass.

Specs: 

  • Android Jelly Bean 4.2
  • 1.2GHz MediaTek 6589 quad-core processor
  • 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD Screen - Gorilla Glass 2 | 10-point
  • HSPA+ | 3G | Wi-Fi b/g/n | Bluetooth | GPS
  • Dual-SIM
  • 18-megapixel BSI rear camera with flash | 5-megapixel BSI front camera
  • 16GB ROM | 1GB RAM (MicroSD up to 32GB)
  • 2200mAh battery
  • 145*74*9.9mm

Cherry Mobile Cosmos S

The "S" should stand for slim—and it probably does—because Cherry Mobile's Cosmos S is as slender as hardware gets these days. The unibody design, with its non-removable metallic rear panel, may make you forget about the smartphone’s single-SIM slot and the absence of microSD expansion.

Then there's the 5-inch 720p IPS display and Smart Talk and Smart Watch, a double dose of Samsung-inspired features that do exactly what Direct Call and Smart Stay do for select Samsung Galaxy devices.

Specs:

  • Android Jelly Bean 4.2
  • 1.5GHz MediaTek 6589T quad-core processor
  • 5-inch HD-IPS OGS [One Glass Solution] Screen - Dragon Trail Glass | 5-point
  • HSPA+ | 3G | Wi-Fi b/g/n | Bluetooth | GPS
  • Single-SIM
  • 18-megapixel BSI rear camera with flash | 8-megapixel BSI front camera
  • 16GB ROM | 1GB RAM
  • Non-removable 2500mAh battery
  • 147*72.1*6.98mm

Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z

Two words: full-HD resolution. That's right, the Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z packs 1,080 x 1,920 pixels of 5-inch IPS goodness, alongside a 1.5GHz quad-core processor to keep the visuals fluid.

We’re not sure if the 2,000mAh battery is enough to power it through a day of moderate use, so we’re hoping to put this phone through its paces as soon as possible.

Specs:

  • Android Jelly Bean 4.2
  • 1.5GHz MediaTek 6589T quad-core processor
  • 5-inch full HD-IPS Screen - Gorilla Glass 2 | 5-point
  • HSPA+ | 3G | Wi-Fi b/g/n | Bluetooth | GPS
  • Dual-SIM
  • 18-megapixel BSI rear camera with flash | 8-megapixel BSI front camera
  • 8GB ROM | 1GB RAM
  • 2000mAh battery
  • 142.7*71.9*7.8mm

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