The Vernee Apollo is a brand new smartphone, and the second, to come with 6GB of RAM. It also features a MediaTek Helios X20 deca-core processor.
Earlier this month, the China-based smartphone manufacturer, Vernee, announced the new Apollo handset. Another smartphone, the Vivo Xplay 5 Elite, was the first to feature a whopping 6GB of RAM. Vernee has made sure that the Apollo includes the best hardware and looks very premium.
The Apollo has an all-metal design with a 5.5 inch QHD display that has a Force Touch screen. Yes, you read that right. You can probably perform iPhone 6s like 3D Touch gestures on the Vernee Apollo, without paying a premium price. We’re not really sure what else you can do with the Force Touch display.
Vernee Apollo Specs
Vernee has included the brand new MediaTek Helio X20 processor, which features a total of 10 cores in a ‘tri-cluster’. According to MediaTek, the new X20 processor is the first in the world to feature such a cluster. To be clearer, the three cluster arrangement features 2x Cortex-A72 cores at 2.5GHz, 4x Cortex-A53 cores at 2.0GHz and another 4x A53 cores at 1.4GHz. This helps in better power consumption, improved performance, and longer lasting battery.
Apart from that, the Apollo features a 21 megapixel rear camera from Sony and an 8 megapixel front shooter. It also comes with a USB Type-C port, 128GB of internal storage and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Oh yes, there’s also a Fingerprint sensor at the back for security measures.
We’ve seen plenty of cheap yet powerful handsets come from China. The recently released Xiaomi Mi 5, the Vivo Xplay 5 Elite, OnePlus 2, and several others. Therefore, it’s crucial that Vernee prices this beast of a smartphone within the price bracket all the other local smartphones.
The Vernee Apollo price is set at $399 and will be available for purchase in April, exact date hasn’t been revealed yet. It remains to be seen if all that RAM and the deca-core processor can truly make an impact. There’s no word if the device will remain China only or available off-shore.