Cherry Mobile Omega: Official Specs and Pricing, and why they are disappointed

After the very long wait from Cherry Mobile fans, this very much anticipated Cherry Mobile Omega finally got official. We now have the official but short run-down of its feature and specs. The 5.2-inch dual-core phablet is officially priced at Php6,699 and is now hitting the stores for us. But why did these fans that waited for the Cherry Mobile Omega‘s release turned out to be disappointed?

Cherry Mobile Omega - Official

Cherry Mobile Omega – Official

Cherry Mobile Omega Specs and Features

Below is the short run-down of the Cherry Mobile Omega specification as posted by CM Blog.

  • SIM Slot: Dual SIM
  • OS: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Processor : 1GHz Dual Core
  • Camera: 5MP (main); VGA (front)
  • Dimensions: 152.3 mm x 80 mm x 11 mm
  • Screen Type: Capacitive
  • Screen Size: 5.2 inches
  • Multitouch: 5 point
  • Internal Memory: ROM: 4GB; RAM: 512MB
  • Memory Expansion: microSD, up to 32GB
  • Battery Capacity: 2300mAH
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • USB Port: Yes, micro USB
  • Wi-Fi: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
  • GPS: Yes
  • 3G/HSDPA: Yes
  • GPRS/EDGE: Yes
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Light
  • Available Colors: Black, White
  • Suggested Retail Price (SRP): Php6,699

While the Android 4.1 JellyBean OS, which comes out of the box from the Cherry Mobile Omega looks exciting, the rest of its specs doesnt “wows” anyone. It seems that the magic CM did with the Flare didnt worked out here. People are really expecting something with better specs, something like qHD screen, 1GB of RAM and 8MP of snapper, but what we got with the official Omega phablet is a WVGA screen, mediocre 512MB RAM and 5MP snapper. I know these excited buyers are ready to shed off Php7-8k for this phone with those specs, but in the end we got a Php6,699 phablet. Just a few hundreds from the best-selling Cherry Mobile Titan.

I am also expecting that this one will sport a dual core MediaTek-based CPU and PowerVR GPU, but judging from the screenshot provided; I can say that there is a really high chance that this one will be sporting a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 processor with Adreno 203 GPU, just like what Flare and Flame have. Look also at the UI, that is really familiar.

Cherry Mobile Omega

Cherry Mobile Omega

Following the trend, it might be another Karbonn rebrand or something that is already out in India but I am not able to find it. If you might be able to spot the correct rebrand origin of this CM Omega, let us know in the comments.

Still, I will give a chance for the Cherry Mobile Omega to make a show of itself. I just hope it rolls out fast on the shops I can access, or if we might be able to get hold of a review unit. Still, please dont hate this one. Rumors of the Cherry Mobile HD is also present, we’ll see.

Any takers?

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