|Product type||Mobile phone|
|Introduced||2008 (9 years ago)|
Cherry Mobile is a Philippine mobile phone and electronics brand by Cosmic Technologies, established by Maynard Ngu in 2008. The company imports mobile phones manufactured by original design manufacturers in China and markets them under the Cherry Mobile brand. Most of Cherry Mobile's current lineup come with Wi-Fi, capacitive touch screens and run on the Android, Windows, and Windows Phone operating systems. Before, Cosmic Technologies sold phone running Firefox OS which was named as Cherry Mobile Ace but later discontinued.
Apart from being the first legal mobile phone brand with dual and triple Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) systems in the Philippines, Cherry Mobile also marketed the first Windows-enabled phone in the country.
In 2015, Cosmic Technologies, along with rival mobile device company MyPhone, partnered with Google for the Android One initiative, both of them releasing their respective devices based on Google's reference designs using MediaTek's quad-core MT6582 system-on-chip.
In June 2015, the Cosmic Technologies announced that they will be launching two Windows Phone handsets preloaded with Windows 10 Mobile under their mobile phone brand, namely the Alpha Prime 4 and the Alpha Prime 5, which was released on the second half of 2015. Both devices come with a 1.1 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, support for WCDMA 900/2100, FDD-LTE B1/B3/B5/B7, and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera. The Alpha Prime 4 will have a 4-inch screen, a 5 megapixel main camera, 4 GB of ROM, and 512 MB of RAM, while the Alpha Prime 5 will have a 5-inch screen, 8 megapixel main camera, 8 GB of ROM and 1 GB of RAM.
In 2015, Cosmic Technologies introduced a new smartphone brand named Cubix, with its first product being the Cubix Cube. The Cubix brand is Cosmic's response to the growing segment of budget-priced midrange phones, usually dominated by Chinese brands such as Lenovo. The Cubix Cube has 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of ROM, a 13 megapixel rear camera and an 8 megapixel front camera. The phone also comes bundled with the Lazada app and is available through Lazada Philippines.
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- "Cherry Mobile launches smartphone brand CUBIX to be sold exclusively in Lazada". Manila Bulletin. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
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