China-based brand Vernee this week unveiled its flagship smartphone, the Apollo. The highlight of the Vernee Apollo smartphone is it packs 6GB of RAM which was seen on the recently unveiled Vivo Xplay5 Elite.
Another notable feature is it packs MediaTek’s newest Helio X20 (MT6797) SoC which was revealed at an event in China on Wednesday.
According to Android Authority, the Vernee Apollo smartphone will feature a 5.5-inch QHD display with Force Touch (pressure sensitive touch display) capability and will pack 128GB of inbuilt storage. The handset is said to sport 21-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX230 sensor and also houses an 8-megapixel front camera. It is likely to come with a USB Type-C port. On design, the Apollo smartphone is said to sport all-metal design. Unfortunately, the Chinese company has not detailed all the specifications of the handset or has revealed details about the Force Touch feature on the Apollo smartphone, though it did confirm the Android 6.0 Marshmallow version.
We can expect the company to reveal all the details on innards as well as pricing and availability at the time of launch.
MediaTek at the same event confirmed that the deca-core Helio X20 (MT6797) aimed at high-end market will hit the market next month. To recall, the Helio X20 is built on top of tri-cluster CPU architecture and was first showcased last year. At the time of launch, MediaTek had also claimed that the Helio X20 was world’s first mobile processor to have tri-cluster CPU architecture, which houses three processor clusters.
On the side-lines, MediaTek on Thursday also unveiled a slightly improved and more powerful Helio X25 SoC.