Vernee plan to make the worlds first Uber certified phone


vernee thor uber phone

Vernee might be a new name in the world of the Chinese smartphone market, but already they are getting some high profile attention.

The first we heard of Vernee was that they planning to launch a flagship phone called the Apollo that would feature a Helio X20 chipset and up to 6GB RAM. The Vernee team even took part in the recent Mediatek launch event in China, were Mediatek bosses were pictured with the new Vernee phones.

The second big news comes today with details of their budge phone named the Vernee Thor. Apparently Vernee are in talks with Uber to maker the Thor a certified Uber phone.

We’re not sure what that could mean other than the phone shipping with Uber out of the box and perhaps with a special Uber theme, but the news is sure to get the attention of international phone users who enjoy the service.

vernee thor uber phone

As for speficiations, well the Thor is aimed at being a budget contender and with that in mind the phone will feature a 5-inch HD On-cell display, MT6753 chipset, 3GB RAM, 16GB memory, 13 mega-pixel main camera, 5 mega-pixel front and 2800mAh battery.

Renders of the phone show a sleek all black device with a rubberised finish.

Vernee plan to release the Thor in April with a very competitive price point.

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21 Comments

  1. Millet Air Purifier (Mi-Fan)
    March 21, 2016

    What is this nonsense? Why would you buy a phone thats uber certified? As far as I know you can buy the Mi Note in Singapore and they deliver it to you via uber, but it does not need to be certifed in any way for this.

  2. i
    March 21, 2016

    Sounds like that pepsi phone from a while back

  3. March 21, 2016

    And WTF is Uber? WHy should I be bothered about whether a phone is certified by them or not?

    • balcobomber25
      March 21, 2016

      It’s like a taxi service, you book rides on their app and they send a car to pick you up. I use it a lot for rides to and from the airport in international cities and when I am going out drinking.

  4. Tony Lee
    March 21, 2016

    http://www.techtoyreviews.com/vernee-thor-would-be-worlds-first-uber-featured-smartphone/
    this article said that it’s a “Uber featured” phone, have no idea about this

  5. balcobomber25
    March 21, 2016

    I use Uber everyday, this does not excite me in the least bit. To me it seems like Vernee needed to raise some money so they naming rights to the highest bidder. Expect to see a lot of Uber advertisements on this.

  6. E8hffff
    March 21, 2016

    They better get their website setup properly if they want to get customer street cred.

  7. KU DE TA
    March 21, 2016

    Awaiting with excitement! Uber rules!

  8. Muhammad Yasir
    March 21, 2016

    needs to be well priced … looking at you Vernee !

  9. freddy
    March 21, 2016

    They will be happy to sell your data to whoever pays for it. Despite all the scandals people seem to still trust them because they are cheaper (as the drivers don’t pay the regular taxes taxidrivers do).

    • balcobomber25
      March 21, 2016

      This sounds like it was written by a regular taxi driver…

      • VMortens
        March 22, 2016

        Could be, but to be honest: a taxi fare to the airport (one I regularily use) is 25Eur in my area. Checked on Uber and they wanted over 30 …
        Don’t get the whole hype it gets.

        • balcobomber25
          March 22, 2016

          Where I live a taxi ride to the airport would be about $25, on Uber it’s $10-15. In international cities I go to there is a lot of taxi scams, I would much rather use something where no money changes hands.

          • VMortens
            March 23, 2016

            Well, that sounds like a difference in your favour.

      • freddy
        March 22, 2016

        not at all… i very rarely use a cab and never tried uber but look around on the net and you might be surprised about Uber’s bad ehtics

        • balcobomber25
          March 22, 2016

          You can find those comments for virtually every company that exists.

          • freddy
            March 23, 2016

            If you mean us-based multinationals like Nestlé and Monsanto then yes. Otherwise your comment makes no sense. Check the 20 biggest Belgian companies and you won’t find any of those comments.

            • balcobomber25
              March 23, 2016

              Guess you never heard of Inbev or Ageas/Fortis.

  10. Wolvie
    March 21, 2016

    I don’t see any benefit if a phone has been certified by this damn UBER
    But i am sure will be much happier if my phone signed by famous actor or singer LOL

    Anybody can enlighten me on this ?

    • E8hffff
      March 22, 2016

      Maybe Uber has some new protocol that confirms user to phone to contract and Vernee is deploying that new spec? Seems like marketing spin as you’d think the likes of Apple would be most used for Uber business not some startup phone company.

  11. Tony Lee
    March 22, 2016

    looks like iphone 6s black version