[MWC] Cherry Mobile Alpha Neon: domestic Snapdragon phone for sub 5K

At MWC 2015 in Barcelona, Cherry Mobile Company was unveiled their two new smartphones which surface Windows Phones. One of them is Cherry Mobile Alpha Neon, the other is Cherry Mobile Alpha View. Therein, the Cherry Mobile Alpha Neon is the smaller and more affordable.

“We have worked with Philippine-based Cherry Mobile on their previous Windows Phones and we are glad to see their next generation of devices that includes the 5-inch Alpha Neon and 6-inch Alpha View devices announced during MWC. […] It’s great to see the continued device innovation from our hardware partners across the Windows ecosystem. We continue to work closely with our hardware partners to design and build devices, across categories and price points that will take advantage of the new capabilities and experiences that Windows […] will enable.”, said Microsoft Corporation Representative.


The Cherry Mobile Alpha Neon

There are many youthful color options for us: Yellow, Blue, Red, Green, and White. The phone is mostly targeted to young customers who are considering about getting their first Windows Phone handset.

Just like other smartphones in the Alpha series, the Cherry Mobile Alpha Neon reports a 5-inch 720 x 1280 pixels HD IPS display panel. The battery capacity is not too really powerful, at a removable 2,000 mAh Li-Ion. Some other necessary addition are dual SIM Dual Standby capability as well as 3G HSPA+ support. Under the hood, the smartphone runs Windows Phone 8.1 operating system clocked at 1.2 GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex A7 and Adreno 302 lied on Qualcomm Snapdragon 8212 chipset. Moreover, its phone is supported by 1GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage built-in which is expandable via microSD card slot.

About its cost, the CM Alpha Neon reportedly comes with an official price tag that’s below Php 5,000.


Cherry Mobile Alpha Neon Specs

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • 5-inch IPS LCD (720×1280 HD), ~294ppi
  • 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 (8212) processor
  • Adreno 302 GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 64GB
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Dual SIM with dual standby
  • 3G HSPA+
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2000mAh battery