CDAF (Continuous Digital Lossless Audio) USB Type C
152 x 76 x 9.0 mm
Weight: 175g (CNC Unibody)
built-in 3180mAh (4.35V)
Quick Charge PE 3.0 (Pump Express 3.0)
Vernee Apollo Lite bares the new Mediatek Helio X20, the latest to offer the Deca Core Chipset. It is a step up from the Helio X10 which was unveiled in 2015, and now the new Helio X20 on paper offers vastly improved performance especially in terms of multitasking. However, we all know, that these numbers only stay true on Benchmark purposes. More so, the handset also comes equipped with 4 GB LPDDR3 RAM and 32 GB eMMC storage with room for expandable storage via MicroSD. It will also run Vernee UI, a customized version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, which Vernee has reiterated that it will be clean and optimized.
What other features are also worth noticing?
The Vernee Apollo Lite not only boast the new Chipset, but also revers some advance features, here are some of them:
CDLA (Continuous Digital Lossless Audio) Technology – moving away from the standard 3.5mm Audio Port, the USB Type C Port on paper offers no static interference and much better audio quality.
16 MP SAMSUNG Sensor Camera, also features Dual ISP, PDAF (Phase detection Auto Focus), 4K video recording. Interesting to see if this is much better than SONY Sensors which have been the mainstream. But looking at the advertising page of Vernee, the camera seems to be one of it’s biggest asset.
CAT-6 LTE Speed. Supporting up to 300/50Mbps data speed
IGZO type Screen, 1080p, also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Pressure Type Fingerprint Scanner
Pump Express 3.0 – Quick Charging support, made available via the USB Type C (reversible connector)
Here is also showcasing the power of the new Deca Core Chipset, Antutu Scores it close to 95000 points, the highest so far for a Midrange Smartphone. You get the idea of how fast the phone can be, but we all know that Benchmarks aren’t everything, anyway, the Benchmark is a clearly a great indicator.
An nice entry to the Deca Core Market and a great leap from the mainstream Midrange Standard
The Vernee Apollo Lite clearly isn’t your ordinary Midranger, if that is still the case here. On paper, the handset shows power and advance features you normally see on more expensive handsets, and probably within the category of Flagships. Personally, I would categorize it as “High Midrange” the impressive specs speaks for itself and clearly a great entry to the market. Early benchmark scores put it directly against other more expensive Flagships in the market, making it a must have. Other things you should also watch out for is the new CDLA features, which goes away from the traditional 3.5mm Audio Port.