The Vernee Apollo 2 will debut at MWC 2017 with 8GB of RAM and the Helio X30 CPU

The Vernee Apollo 2 will debut at MWC 2017 with 8GB of RAM and the Helio X30 CPU
Although the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show was fairly quiet for mobile-tech related news and announcements, we're expecting a whole lot from this month's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. LG's G6 is expected to be the star of the show, but we're also anticipating a ton of smaller gadgets to keep us on our toes during the event. Vernee, a startup based out of Shenzhen that's been creating smartphones since February of 2016, announced at CES last month that it would be debuting a handset with MediaTek's all-new Helio X30 processor at the 2017 Mobile World Congress, and a new leak on Twitter has revealed a lot of juicy details about the upcoming product.

The leak comes by way of Ronald Quandt who tweeted what appears to be an official bit of marketing material for Vernee's latest smartphone. The device in question is supposedly called the Apollo 2, and Vernee is marketing it as the "world's first Helio X30 smartphone." The phone will be a successor to the Vernee Apollo (pictured above), and for those who care about all of the nitty gritty specs of MediaTek's latest piece of silicon, the X30 consists of a deca-core setup with an IMG 7XTP-MT4 GPU that's clocked at a speed of 820MHz.


In addition to the Helio X30, the Vernee Apollo 2 will also reportedly ship with a Quad HD display and come in two main configurations - one with 64GB of storage and 6GB of RAM or 128GB of storage with 8GB of RAM. The only other smartphone that we know of with 8GB of RAM is Asus's ZenFone AR, and this is all quite impressive considering the young age of Vernee as a company.

We currently don't have any word as to how much the Apollo 2 will cost, but of the few handsets that Vernee has previously released, we can likely expect the Apollo 2 to feature a very competitive price tag as compared to competing handsets. Thankfully, with MWC right around the corner, we likely won't have to wait too long to get more details on the upcoming handset.

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11 Comments

1. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

8gb of ram just for the sake of saying you have 8gb of ram.

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

This statement show your ignorant. More memory mean you could multi-task between more apps without them getting flash off main memory. Both iOS and Android would force close app if it run out of RAM to make space for newly launch app. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCFpgknkqRE

2. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Does anyone care about Mediatek chips? Most apps/games are not optimised for that brand.

5. skyline88

Posts: 700; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

which apps/games for example?

10. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 740; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Did you even check? Daydream VR and TANGO AR platforms are both utilizing the snapdragon processor. So how would a phone that uses a helio X30 CPU be supported for both of these technological offer from google if its unsupported? And if they priced this smartphone equivalent to a $800 smartphone? Who would buy such a smartphone?

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

actually games aren't optimized based on each processor's brand.. but more to 3D API it used (openGL, openCL, vulcan, metal and others), and GPU architecture.. but they should use Mali-G71 (bitfrost) on it, since kirin and (most likely) exynos also use it, and more game dev will optimize it :-/

4. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

8gb Ram. Omg I want this on the Sony Z6 or S8 or Huawei P10......

6. dimas

Posts: 3420; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

And next year will be the year of 16gb ram phones while stuck in 3000mah batteries.

7. monoke

Posts: 1197; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Damn these lesser name oems slapping on 8gb like it's nothing.

9. johnh3

Posts: 147; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Looking forward to see the new Vernee phones. Bought a Vernee Apollo Lite for some months ago. Very happy with the device so far.

12. Adriancasamontz

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 14, 2017

I really want them to stop trying with imitations of Apple and Sansumg ( no longer the best PPR)... now their overpriced stuff is making room for competition as AGM with cheap strong phones, vernee,Ouk, ZTE, BV, etc ... Personally: i like the ruggeds better so to me AGM is rocking right now!

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