Vernee Mars is now official: 5.5" FHD display, stock Android Marshmallow, ultra affordable price

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While quality comes at a price, there's no denying that nobody wants to spend a whole fortune on a smartphone. Fortunately, this is no longer a requirement if you want to get lay your grubby mitts on a handset that offers exceptional bang for the buck, bounce for the ounce, value for money, and a whole slew of other cryptic idioms.

Meet the Vernee Mars, a recently-announced 5.5-inch beaut' that won't break your piggy bank. Launching at $249.99, the handset is definitely a bargain, but why should you consider getting this one? Here follow a few reasons.

Employing a dual-anodized full metal body, the 5.5-inch Mars is a sleek designed phone with an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 81%. Vernee proudly reveals that the side bezels of the Mars are just 1mm thin. What's also notable is that the fingerprint scanner of the affordable Mars is positioned on the right side of the phone, just below the power button. The sensor is a pressure-based one and will reportedly unlock the device in 0.1s.

The 5.5-inch full HD display at the front reportedly uses the same in-cell technology that the iPhone 7 uses, and Vernee claims that the touch accuracy of the display is superior to that of other smartphones.

Inside the Vernee Mars, we find an octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 chipset, paired with 4GB RAM, and 32 gigs of eMMC 5.0 native storage. The hybrid SIM slot allows you to throw in two SIM cards or a SIM card and a microSD card.

There's a 13MP F/2.0camera with dual tone flash at the back, which uses Sony's IMX258 sensor and boasts phase-detection autofocus. At the front, there's a 5MP selfie snapper utilizing a Samsung camera sensor. Powering the whole shebang is a 3,000mAh battery, which comes with Vernee's Vcharge 9V1.5A quick-charging solution and provides up to 50% of battery charge in 30 minutes of charging. Oh, and there's a USB Type C port at the bottom of the phone.

Finally, and most importantly, the Vernee Mars runs stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This will likely appeal to fans of stock Android, just like it appeals to us! Hopefully the device will get updated to Android Nougat in the near future, but Vernee keeps hush on the matter.

The global presale of the Mars has already commenced, and while the phone will normally retail for $249.99, its current presale price is $229.99. The presale will last until October 7. Additionally, willing buyers can use the "vernee8Mars" discount code during the checkout, which will further knock another $30 off the price, meaning that you can score the device for $199.99 at the moment. Now, how neat is that?

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