Vernee Apollo spotted at Mediatek Helio X20 launch


vernee apollo mediatek helio x20

Remember the Vernee Apollo that claimed to have a Helio X20 chipset and other top end features? Well it’s just been spotted at Mediatek’s Helio X20 launch in China with Yenchi Lee.

A couple of days back we reported that a new phone brand named Vernee was about to release a phone with Helio X20 chipset, IMX230 rear camera, and force touch display. The phone, named the Vernee Apollo, is also said to sport up to 6GB RAM and other top end features, in fact the feature list was so long that some commenters wondered if the phone was real or not.

Well it’s starting to look more legit than ever with the Apollo phone making an appearance at today’s Mediatek Helio X20/X25 conference in China.

The title photo above shows Vernee staff with Mediatek’s Product Marketing Manager Yenchi Lee (on the right). Mr Lee is holding the Vernee Thor while the phone on the left is the Helio X20 powered Apollo.

vernee apollo and thor

Vernee Apollo Specifications

  • Mediatek Helio X20
  • 5.5-inch 2K display
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB memory
  • 21 mega-pixel Sony IMX230 rear camera
  • 8 mega-pixel front camera
  • USB Type C
  • Full metal body

Vernee are hoping to launch the Vernee Apollo in the next few months.

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67 Comments

  1. Tony Lee
    March 16, 2016

    the phone on the left looks like a prototype.

    • Nilzie
      March 16, 2016

      …. Why

  2. justyfier
    March 16, 2016

    lets hope the pricing isn’t ridiculous and the software is up to par and that it is available outside of china

  3. Joel Adames
    March 16, 2016

    Great so there is hope!!!

    Any how, no word if it will indeed support 6gbRam ???
    Those would be great news if MTK can confirm this themselves !!!

  4. balcobomber25
    March 16, 2016

    This could be a game changer, or it could be a phone that never sees the light of day. Only time will tell.

    • Joel Adames
      March 16, 2016

      Do you think they said anything about the 6gbRam stuff????

      • bassa
        March 16, 2016

        may be they have new version

    • E8hffff
      March 16, 2016

      It seems like the Vowney in a up to date configuration. Maybe the staff are ex-Elephone?

      • balcobomber25
        March 16, 2016

        Nah if they were from Elephone it would be a year of leaks before we ever saw anything.

      • bassa
        March 18, 2016

        this brand from huawei. same like ZUK

    • highwind
      March 17, 2016

      I dont see this changing much, even if it is real…
      128gb storage, 6gb RAM and 2k display has its price (and not much real life benefits) so this phone will be expensive and most people willing to pay big on smartphones simply buy the newest Galaxy or iPhone

      • balcobomber25
        March 17, 2016

        It depends how much of a profit they want to make. The Galaxy S7 costs Samsung around $230 to manufacture. Samsung uses a lot of their own parts and buys so much they get better prices on other parts. Something like this will cost around $300 to manufacture. After adding all their other costs in (advertising, RD, shipping etc) they could see it right around $400 if they really want to make a splash.

  5. Assefa Hanson
    March 16, 2016

    loooooooooool what are the neigh sayers saying now lololololoolololol

    • bassa
      March 16, 2016

      why are you so happy?

      • Assefa Hanson
        March 16, 2016

        why are you questioning my happiness or making it your business? 🙂

        • bassa
          March 16, 2016

          lol

    • Millet Air Purifier (Mi-Fan)
      March 17, 2016

      “ready to ship the v2” really? Well congrats buying it in 2018 with Snapdragon 801. This is real vaporware

      • Assefa Hanson
        March 17, 2016

        what? it is no longer vaporware

        • Millet Air Purifier (Mi-Fan)
          March 17, 2016

          yes they just move the shipping date every 3 months 9 months back

  6. March 16, 2016

    Not that on screen navigation pleeeeeeeeeaaaaaase

    • Stef
      March 16, 2016

      On Screen navigation is fine if it’s used to make the chin of the phone smaller.
      Most often than not -though- they keep a giant chin which goes unused and then add on-screen navigation.

      If anything I think on-screen navigation is underused. It has distinct advantages over fixed “buttons”. Allows the device to be smaller for one, get hidden when not useful (i.e. when watching a movie or playing a game, therefore eliminating accidental touches), it can take different forms depending on the app (buttons specific to the add added)… But like I said it’s underused. More than 4 years now, it pretty much remained unchanged and never truly utilized to its full potential.

      Like many ideas of Google, it’s a bright idea, but remains half-baked…

    • E8hffff
      March 16, 2016

      Maybe they can change the finger scanner to has tap intelligence to replace a captive button use.

  7. manohar basavaraju
    March 16, 2016

    Price ?

  8. Liisess
    March 16, 2016

    the phone on the left looks like a prototype.

    • Nilzie
      March 16, 2016

      …. Why

  9. justyfier
    March 16, 2016

    lets hope the pricing isn’t ridiculous and the software is up to par and that it is available outside of china

  10. Joel Adames
    March 16, 2016

    Great so there is hope!!!

    Any how, no word if it will indeed support 6gbRam ???
    Those would be great news if MTK can confirm this themselves !!!

  11. balcobomber25
    March 16, 2016

    This could be a game changer, or it could be a phone that never sees the light of day. Only time will tell.

    • Joel Adames
      March 16, 2016

      Do you think they said anything about the 6gbRam stuff????

    • bassa
      March 16, 2016

      may be they have new version

    • E8hffff
      March 16, 2016

      It seems like the Vowney in a up to date configuration. Maybe the staff are ex-Elephone?

    • balcobomber25
      March 16, 2016

      Nah if they were from Elephone it would be a year of leaks before we ever saw anything.

    • balcobomber25
      March 16, 2016

      Nah if they were from Elephone it would be a year of leaks before we ever saw anything.

    • provokanter Tabellenführer
      March 17, 2016

      I dont see this changing much, even if it is real…
      128gb storage, 6gb RAM and 2k display has its price (and not much real life benefits) so this phone will be expensive and most people willing to pay big on smartphones simply buy the newest Galaxy or iPhone

    • balcobomber25
      March 18, 2016

      It depends how much of a profit they want to make. The Galaxy S7 costs Samsung around $230 to manufacture. Samsung uses a lot of their own parts and buys so much they get better prices on other parts. Something like this will cost around $300 to manufacture. After adding all their other costs in (advertising, RD, shipping etc) they could see it right around $400 if they really want to make a splash.

    • bassa
      March 18, 2016

      this brand from huawei. same like ZUK

  12. tauerman
    March 16, 2016

    I’d rather buy another X20 phone -> the Zopo Speed 8

    • Tony Lee
      March 17, 2016

      299 dollars, too high

      • Trayanee
        March 17, 2016

        And they also still stick to cheap plastic builds. Not really nice in a $300 phone…

        • Tony Lee
          March 17, 2016

          agree with you !

  13. Assefa Hanson
    March 16, 2016

    loooooooooool what are the neigh sayers saying now lololololoolololol, when i saw the specs i was wondering why people thought they were unbelievable, unless they found it unbelievable for a new company i can understand but the specs them self arent unreal, we already have seen a 6gb ram phone, this may take forever saygus has only just finished and is ready to ship the v2

    • bassa
      March 16, 2016

      why are you so happy?

    • Assefa Hanson
      March 16, 2016

      why are you questioning my happiness or making it your business? 🙂

    • bassa
      March 16, 2016

      lol

    • Beloved Chairman Lei Jun
      March 17, 2016

      “ready to ship the v2” really? Well congrats buying it in 2018 with Snapdragon 801. This is real vaporware

    • Assefa Hanson
      March 17, 2016

      what? it is no longer vaporware

    • Beloved Chairman Lei Jun
      March 17, 2016

      yes they just move the shipping date every 3 months 9 months back

  14. Michael Ogbonnaya
    March 16, 2016

    Not that on screen navigation pleeeeeeeeeaaaaaase

    • Stef
      March 16, 2016

      On Screen navigation is fine if it’s used to make the chin of the phone smaller.
      Most often than not -though- they keep a giant chin which goes unused and then add on-screen navigation.

      If anything I think on-screen navigation is underused. It has distinct advantages over fixed “buttons”. Allows the device to be smaller for one, get hidden when not useful (i.e. when watching a movie or playing a game, therefore eliminating accidental touches), it can take different forms depending on the app (buttons specific to the add added)… But like I said it’s underused. More than 4 years now, it pretty much remained unchanged and never truly utilized to its full potential.

      Like many ideas of Google, it’s a bright idea, but remains half-baked…

    • E8hffff
      March 16, 2016

      Maybe they can change the finger scanner to has tap intelligence to replace a captive button use.

  15. manohar basavaraju
    March 16, 2016

    Price ?

  16. tauerman
    March 16, 2016

    I’d rather buy another X20 phone -> the Zopo Speed 8

    • Liisess
      March 17, 2016

      299 dollars, too high

    • Trayanee
      March 17, 2016

      And they also still stick to cheap plastic builds. Not really nice in a $300 phone…

    • Liisess
      March 17, 2016

      agree with you !

  17. Dante
    March 17, 2016

    i wonder if this phone will become vaporware

  18. Chico Migraña
    March 17, 2016

    So MTK Helio X20 with 6gb RAM, RIGHT?

  19. Dante
    March 17, 2016

    i wonder if this phone will become vaporware

  20. Ricardo A.
    March 17, 2016

    So MTK Helio X20 with 6gb RAM, RIGHT?

  21. highwind
    March 17, 2016

    5.5″ screen wasting 0.5″ with pathetic onscreen buttons

    • SnowyCat
      March 17, 2016

      as if you would see them when watching video/playing games.

  22. provokanter Tabellenführer
    March 17, 2016

    5.5″ screen wasting 0.5″ with pathetic onscreen buttons

    • SnowyCat
      March 17, 2016

      as if you would see them when watching video/playing games.

  23. jimberkas
    March 17, 2016

    still vaporware in my opinion. but i’d loved to be proven wrong.

    • Karly Johnston
      March 18, 2016

      All of these X20 based phones have been vaporware… and the wait continues.

  24. jimberkas
    March 17, 2016

    still vaporware in my opinion. but i’d loved to be proven wrong.

    • Karly Johnston
      March 18, 2016

      All of these X20 based phones have been vaporware… and the wait continues.