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Vernee, whose handsets like the Apollo
are positioned in the value-for-money segment, is trying to avoid the crowds in the sector by offering something rarely seen - a very affordable $130 phone with decent specs and nice design that would last you three days on a charge. How's that possible?
Well, the Vernee Thor E comes with a gigantic 5020 mAh battery pack, coupled with fast charging, but at the same time sports just 8.2mm girth. This puts it in a league of its own when it comes to endurance and design, as it is also just 149g light. Vernee promises 18 hours of video playback on a charge, 36 hours of continuous talk, or a month of standby, which, taken together, should bring you three days of normal usage on a charge.
The midrange specs are undoubtedly helping to reach that endurance, as the phone comes with a power-sipping 5" HD display, octa-core MediaTek processor, clocked at the frugal 1.5 GHz, and 3 GB of RAM. The Thor E comes with a standard 13 MP camera on the back, and 16 GB of expandable storage. Neeedless to say, the big selling point is the battery life and the fast charging circuit that can juice up the 5000 mAh pack for a day of smartphone-ing in just 30 minutes, thanks to the 9V/2A input.
The emphasis on battery endurance is so high with the newest Vernee phone, that it even has a dedicated E-ink key that puts the phone in power-saving mode, i.e. monochromatic display, throttling the processor clock speed, and so on, which can make it last a full day with just 20% juice left in emergencies. If you can spare two hours on a charger, on the other hand, the Thor E will be topped up completely from a dead state to give you three more days of usage, how about that?
Needless to say, Vernee needs to assure us with such a high-potency battery pack, and it has listed that the Li-polymer pack has undergone the extensive 8-step testing that is all the rage these days, including piercing it with a sharp object, or heating it up. The modern battery chemistry ensures 90% battery capacity retained after no less than 600 charge cycles, so the Thor E will likely serve you well for years to come without noticeable battery life deterioration.
To celebrate the launch, Vernee is giving a $109 promo price for those who preorder early at the link below, on a first-come-first-served basis, аnd you can can also grab it for just $9.99, if you hit the raffle jackpot. Oh, did we mention that the phone is with Al-Ti brushed metal finish, and comes with Android 7.0 Nougat? It is, and there is a finger scanner thrown in at the back for a good measure, so if you are in the market for a marathon runner that won't break the bank or your eyesight, hit the links below to scoop one up.