Vernee's all-metal Apollo Lite packs a deca-core Helio X20 SoC & 4GB RAM for just $200
Packing MediaTek's MT6797 deca-core Helio X20 chip, the Apollo Lite includes a 5.5-inch full HD display at 1080 x 1920 pixels, so isn't quite as sharp as its beastlier cousin. There's 4 GB of RAM as opposed to 6, and the 5- and 13-megapixel cameras on the front and back respectively look a downgrade on the main Apollo handset, which boasts 8- and 21-megapixel shooters. Still, that's a helluva lot of bang for 200 bucks, and could help to put Vernee well and truly on the map.
The mobile industry is awash with Chinese firms battling it out for recognition, though the fledgling Vernee seems to have that rare ambition and audacity to really take the bull by the horns. The Apollo range will likely be difficult to find in the Western World, though its maker could be a brand to look out for in the very near future.
On paper, the Apollo and Apollo Lite beat pretty much anything else out there in power-to-price ratio, though specs alone don't always make for a great experience. We also cannot comment on the quality of build just by looking at images, though for the kind of money being quoted, we'd be tempted to take a risk anyway.
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