Cherry Mobile Selfie 2 price specs on Revu Philippines

Kim Chiu teases new Cherry Mobile selfie phone

In Phones by Ramon Lopez0 Comments

IS Cherry Mobile likely to unveil a new selfie-first smartphone soon? Recent evidence encouragingly points to “yes.”

(Update, August 31: We’re giving away a gold Cherry Mobile P1 dual-camera phone. Interested? Read this: #RevüGiveaway: Win a Cherry Mobile P1 dual-camera phone.)

Not too long ago, the top smartphone brand in the Philippines (according to the latest IDC numbers) wrapped up the fifth episode of its Facebook Live show; it’s the one that starred actress Kim Chiu as a guest host.

Third segment of The Cherry Mobile Show‘s fifth episode. The unnamed selfie phone was seen at the last part of the Facebook livestream.

At one point during the program, the TV mainstay whipped up a mystery Cherry Mobile phone and snapped a quick selfie using the product in question. The unnamed handset had a big front-facing camera above the display, at the center of the bezel.

Cherry Mobile Selfie 2 price specs on Revu Philippines

A screenshot showing the front of this unnamed Cherry Mobile selfie phone this time

A single main camera and a fingerprint reader were featured at the back of the device, one above the other. Based on the footage, we’d say the unit has either a 5- or 5.2-inch display.

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So are we looking at the Cherry Mobile Selfie successor? The first — a 4.7-incher that was priced at P9,999 (around $195) at launch — has a 13-megapixel front camera paired with another 13-megapixel camera with a Sony lens and a dual-LED flash on the back.

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Cherry Mobile Selfie 2 perhaps? Or Selfie 3, if the company were to follow in the footsteps of OPPO and Vivo, which use odd numbers for their phones’ names. Or it could be another Cherry Mobile phone with another moniker. Your guess is as good as ours.

Seen in this 2015 Instagram post of Kim Chiu is the first Cherry Mobile Selfie

In any case, the more important thing to note here is that Cherry Mobile is setting itself up for renewed competition with OPPO, Vivo, and more recently, ASUS. Of course, the next question is: Is Cherry Mobile’s upcoming entry engineered to win the selfie war? Hopefully, we don’t have to wait too long to find out.

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has almost 10 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.