Cherry Mobile Axis is now out in the market. This NFC-enabled quad-core smartphone is up for a very affordable price of Php 4,499.
Cherry Mobile tests the waters by bringing in an NFC device. Many Android devices like Samsung and Sony considers it as a standard feature in today’s market. Its functionality expands in a platform of data transfers between mobile or computers. To date, NFC is widely used in automobile, transportation, and mobile payments.
It is not new to everyone that CM offered an NFC Bluetooth speaker with the Rave 2.0. So what is NFC? This stands for Near Field Communications which establishes communication between device by just tapping them or putting them in near proximity. This feature has been widely established in Sony Xperia’s smart tags and Samsung’s Android Beam. NFC may have brought interest to the market to opt the local company to come up with another device - the Cherry Mobile Axis.
The CM Axis is very affordable compared to other NFC capable smartphones in the market. It is also bundled with other features like its quad-core processor, standard 1GB RAM and an Android Jellybean operating system.
The display is an averaged 4.5-inch qHD treated with a Dragontrail glass. Other specs include 4GB ROM with microSD expansion option, 8MP rear camera and VGA front, 3G/HSPA+, USB On-the-Go, GPS, GLONASS and more. It is now available in selected Cherry Mobile kiosks nationwide.
Cherry Mobile Axis Specifications
4.5-inch, qHD IPS display
960 x 540 pixels, 245 ppi with Dragontrail glass
1.2GHz quad-core processor
8MP rear camera, autofocus, LED flash
VGA front camera
4GB ROM, microSD support up to 32GB
3.5mm headphone jack
Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, WiFi, USB OTG
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean