Leaked: New Cherry Mobile Aqua S9, S9 Lite offers bang-for-the-buck hardware

All under PHP 4,000!

It’s been teased recently, and is now leaked: A now-deleted post at Cherry Mobile‘s official community revealed two other phones that will be included in the local brand’s Aqua series of phones.

The Aqua S9 and S9 Lite offer bang-for-the-buck hardware at under PHP 4,000 — big-battery phones, multiple-rear camera setups, 4G LTE connectivity, and Dual SIM slots with option for expandable storage with a microSD slot.

The Cherry Mobile Aqua S9 offers a 5000mAh nonremovable battery, a quad-rear camera setup, and a 6.5-inch HD+ notched display.

Cherry Mobile Aqua S9 specs:

  • 6.52-inch HD+ Trueview Display, 1060 x 720px
  • 1.6GHz Octa-Core UNISOC SC9863A
    PowerVR IMG8322/GE8322 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB storage, expandable via microSD up to 128GB
  • Quad rear cameras with LED Flash:
    13MP
    5MP depth
    2MP mono
    2MP AI
  • 8MP front camera
  • 4G LTE, Dual SIM
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Face Unlock
  • USB Type-C
  • Android 10
  • 5000mAh battery
  • Colors: Black, Fusion Sky, Flare Red, Aqua Blue, Jade Green

Meanwhile, the Cherry Mobile Aqua S9 Lite is not far off with minor bumps to its hardware, with a dual-rear camera setup and a 4000mAh battery capacity. There’s also a fingerprint sensor at the back part and comes in three colors.

Cherry Mobile Aqua S9 Lite specs:

  • 6.0-inch HD+ Teardrop Display, 1560 x 720px
  • 1.6GHz Octa-Core UNISOC SC9863A
    PowerVR IMG8322/GE8322 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage, with microSD support for up to 128GB
  • 8MP+2MP dual rear cameras with LED Flash
  • 5MP front camera
  • 4G LTE, Dual SIM
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Face Unlock, Rear fingerprint scanner
  • USB Type-C
  • Android 10

The chips used in these phones, the UNISOC SC9863A, is comparable to many entry-level chips from other makers in terms of benchmark scores, including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 and the MediaTek Helio A20.

As per the now-deleted post in the Cherry Mobile community, the Cherry Mobile Aqua S9 and S9 Lite will be available these month with PHP 3,999 and PHP 3,499 price tags, respectively.

Carl Lamiel
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