Brand spotlight – Vernee


Vernee

Emerging Chinese phone maker Vernee is trying to make its mark on the market and the announced Thor and Apollo models certainly garnered quite some attention. So we decided to look at the company as a whole to get some sort of a general idea who they are.

Vernee is pretty new fledgling company being founded just in February 2016 and belongs under the wing of New-Bund Network Technology Co. Ltd. , which is on the market since 2014 and so far specialized mostly in OEM/ODM production. Not surprisingly the company is Shenzhen based, but with subsidiaries in HongKong, Shanghai and Xi’an the scope is larger than that.

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With access to a strong R&D team with over 210 engineers and New-Bund bunch of international certificates and qualifications (mainly the Mediatek one) their plans are pretty bold in entering the smartphone market with quality product for reasonable price. After all future belongs to the bold ones so lets cross fingers for Vernee to deliver in 2016 something as good and promising as they say.

Research and Manufacture Capacity, New-Bund’s integration and assembly factory, in Bao’an District, Shenzhen, China

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New-Bund’s research and development team, in Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China

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New-Bund’s quality inspection laboratory, in Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China

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120 Comments

  1. Dante
    April 9, 2016

    Pretty ok article , the new writer is ok , didnt quite see his full potential , but a pot better than that weird woman – Forgot her name eh… but this one is waaaayyy better than it

    • Inti Energia
      April 9, 2016

      He writes like he is Chinese which is in conflict with his pretentious biography. I mean all classical music, quality literature and even loves good port! I suppose that he just forgot to mention the Rhodes scholarship and status as a chess international grandmaster.

      Come on! Tell me another one…

      • Martin Fabián
        April 9, 2016

        Sorry to be a pretentious professional classical music singer, but like we always say with my colleagues “…work as any other…” 🙂

        • Muhammad Yasir
          April 9, 2016

          what exactly do you compose ?
          do you have any samples of your most famed work ?

          • Martin Fabián
            April 9, 2016

            Im just a singer so not composing anything 🙂 And for the samples ? Just check out some youtube clips tagged “Cesky filharmonicky sbor Brno” or “Czech philharmonic choir Brno”

            • Inti Energia
              April 9, 2016

              Brno, so we are not so far from each other.

              You should come over to my place, drink some port and I can introduce you to the definite and indefinite articles.

            • Martin Fabián
              April 9, 2016

              Sure thing, but prepare to get a chess lesson in return.

        • balcobomber25
          April 10, 2016

          Wow people are all over you over a simple article! I didn’t think it was that bad I have seen far worse on this site and others. But it’s all part of maintaining a website.

      • Dante
        April 12, 2016

        “good port” mkay…

    • Nilzie
      April 9, 2016

      Ok article? A couple off hundred words praising a twin company of elephone with some pictures and info provided to him by new bund company?

      • Dante
        April 12, 2016

        Actually its funded by mediatek themselves , Consider their held by their balls regarding software updates and optimization which is elephones bigges company ex. Zuk is manufactured at elephone but managed by lenovo and cyanogen and their support is great , it just looke bland but had great quality and specs i

  2. tauerman
    April 9, 2016

    I don’t want to offend Martin Fabian, but here I try to point out the errors that I found. {PS: I am not a native-English speaker, so do my best as well}{additions in [ ], things to delete in () }
    “…its mark on the [ground] and (the) announced…”
    “…Not surprisingly [a] company [that is] Shenzhen based…”
    “…With access to [a] strong R&D team…”
    “…(namely) (mainly) the Mediatek one…” {one of those words is too much}

    • Martin Fabián
      April 9, 2016

      No offense taken, todays one is filled with more errors than usual, noted.

  3. Rob
    April 9, 2016

    I like how the comments here have nothing to do with the article! I understand where people are coming from as I’m from the UK and I sometimes struggle to understand the poor grammar in some of these articles. Not sure why they insist on non native speakers to write up articles on an English based website. I would love to do it myself as I’m a techno nut! By the way, why don’t any of the authors ever bother in the comments section as it seems only Andi and Yash ever make the effort. Rant over ☺

    • Martin Fabián
      April 9, 2016

      Usually we are too busy actually writing the stuff so answering isnt really the top priority, especially the rants 🙂 And Rob feel free to submit piece of your writing, active contributors are always welcome.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      April 9, 2016

      i love the brit accent !
      (most of my compatriots blame me for having one as well :p )

      • King
        April 10, 2016

        I have one too, desi style though. My take is simple, you colonised and screwed my country, I will now screw your language. ????

        • Muhammad Yasir
          April 10, 2016

          hahaha !

  4. Nilzie
    April 9, 2016

    Rumor has it that New-Bund also owns Elephone. You have been warned.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      April 9, 2016

      😀

    • April 10, 2016

      Nope, they but they made the P8000

  5. Nilzie
    April 9, 2016

    Every single article Ive seen from this new “writer” has been an ad.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      April 9, 2016

      lol
      cause for concern , Nilz ?

      • Nilzie
        April 9, 2016

        My concern is that next time we read a review we can’t trust it since half of the articles here are not news, but advertisements

        • Muhammad Yasir
          April 9, 2016

          hmm…
          integrity is a vital component of the reason we all love Gizchina. lets hope Andi sees to that!

        • balcobomber25
          April 10, 2016

          Especially the Elephone articles, this site is becoming the personal ad machine for Elephone.

          • April 10, 2016

            yup, we always give Elephone amazing reviews don’t we…….

            • balcobomber25
              April 10, 2016

              Nope but almost daily there is a new article about some amazing feature that Elephone is hyping. I am not the only one noticing it either, read the comments on any Elephone story. People here think Elephone is getting special treatment.

              I would never accuse you guys of doing paid reviews I have been here long enough to know that;s not that case. It just seems like the Elephone news is a bit excessive at times.

            • April 11, 2016

              It’s an ele-triangle. Elephone have a lot of news, a lot of people like Elephone news (some just for the comments) and this means views (which we need to operate).

              Elephone are much better as a company this year, they still need to sort their products out though.

        • April 10, 2016

          If its crap we say its crap. I understand how pissed I would be if I bought a phone based on a review only to find it was BS. We all know the sites that give dodgy reviews (I can think of two very large ones) GizChina isn’t one of them. Just check our most recent reviews for the Xiaomi Mi5, Elephone, etc

    • .
      April 9, 2016

      Welcome to the Internet
      The ads keep getting smarter

  6. MattD
    April 9, 2016

    “oh, totally a trustworthy article, now I’m very trustful toward this company and I will surely buy some of their products” – No One Ever

  7. April 9, 2016

    Martin, this is not how to write an article. You dont go all out to advertise for a company all in the name of writing an article. If you dont have anything to write about, by all means, PLEASE DON’T.

    We dont need all these ad posts anymore. You will make every GizChina reader to stop reading your AD posts if you continue like this.

    • Tonyle
      April 9, 2016

      if you treat this an AD, then it is, but if you don’t then it’s not 🙂

  8. Anas Ahmad
    April 9, 2016

    Looks like someone wrote an Ad post for Verney!

  9. Assefa Hanson
    April 9, 2016

    i feel some bias in some of the comments below even though i can understand them somewhat, ive seen similar articles for samsung,motorola etc and no one says they are Ads, i have a question for you all is it even possible for any of you to read an article about a new company and not feel like its an Ad?

    • balcobomber25
      April 10, 2016

      There was a story on Android Authority just this weekend about how much of a great buy the new entry level phone from Samsung is. The specs match those of my 2010 Galaxy Nexus S. The author of that article was clearly paid by Samsung to write it.

      • Assefa Hanson
        April 10, 2016

        this is exactly what im talking about lol, i dont have a problem with people not trusting the brand, but people sure do look the other way when actual ads of big name OEM are in their face lol

        • balcobomber25
          April 10, 2016

          If anything the big name brands are much more deceptive when it comes to articles. Samsung, Apple, Moto they all have “sponsored” writers will never write a bad article about them no matter how much they mess up.

          Personally I look forward to any new brand that enters the market. Competition is always a good thing for a consumer. I have seen articles like the one above about virtually every company in every industry. There is always an “inside look” into a companies factory.

  10. Chico Migraña
    April 9, 2016

    Well, it’s OK to see photos from Vernee offices they have a quality inspection laboratory!!, I bet Elephone doesn’t have one.
    Sometimes is good to know about the brands before we buy something, I’ve seen a lot of videos on YouTube of people showing their offices and way to work.
    Excuse my English, I don’t speak English, just spanish.

  11. Dante
    April 9, 2016

    Pretty ok article , the new writer is ok , didnt quite see his full potential , but a pot better than that weird woman – Forgot her name eh… but this one is waaaayyy better than it

    • Inti Energia
      April 9, 2016

      He writes like he is Chinese which is in conflict with his pretentious biography. I mean all classical music, quality literature and even loves good port! I suppose that he just forgot to mention the Rhodes scholarship and status as a chess international grandmaster.

      Come on! Tell me another one…

    • Martin Fabián
      April 9, 2016

      Sorry to be a pretentious professional classical music singer, but like we always say with my colleagues “…work as any other…” 🙂

    • Guest
      April 9, 2016

      what exactly do you compose ?
      do you have any samples of your most famed work ?

    • Martin Fabián
      April 9, 2016

      Im just a singer so not composing anything 🙂 And for the samples ? Just check out some youtube clips tagged “Cesky filharmonicky sbor Brno” or “Czech philharmonic choir Brno”

    • Nilzie
      April 9, 2016

      Ok article? A couple off hundred words praising a twin company of elephone with some pictures and info provided to him by new bund company?

    • Inti Energia
      April 9, 2016

      Brno, so we are not so far from each other.

      You should come over to my place, drink some port and I can introduce you to the definite and indefinite articles.

    • Martin Fabián
      April 9, 2016

      Sure thing, but prepare to get a chess lesson in return.

    • balcobomber25
      April 10, 2016

      Wow people are all over you over a simple article! I didn’t think it was that bad I have seen far worse on this site and others. But it’s all part of maintaining a website.

    • Dante
      April 12, 2016

      Actually its funded by mediatek themselves , Consider their held by their balls regarding software updates and optimization which is elephones bigges company ex. Zuk is manufactured at elephone but managed by lenovo and cyanogen and their support is great , it just looke bland but had great quality and specs i

    • Dante
      April 12, 2016

      “good port” mkay…

  12. Owsley_66
    April 9, 2016

    Sorry, but if you make the circuit of the phone tech sites on any given day you will see much of the same news. Companies send out press releases and sometimes they get lucky and the news in the press release gets published.

    Duh, people.

    Nice to see that Vernee has some muscle behind them but the proof is in the pudding.

    • Inti Energia
      April 9, 2016

      Sorry but I expect a minimum level of journalism otherwise I will go elsewhere. This is nothing more than a puff piece for Vernee and a poorly written one at that. Unacceptable.

      • balcobomber25
        April 11, 2016

        Antyime I see a heading like “brand spotlight” I pretty much assume it’s going to be a puff piece. Every site does this and some are far worse.

  13. saor
    April 9, 2016

    Since no one has any of their products it will be a case of wait and see what the results will be.

  14. tauerman
    April 9, 2016

    I don’t want to offend Martin Fabian, but here I try to point out the errors that I found. {PS: I am not a native-English speaker, so do my best as well}{additions in [ ], things to delete in () }
    “…its mark on the [ground] and (the) announced…”
    “…Not surprisingly [a] company [that is] Shenzhen based…”
    “…With access to [a] strong R&D team…”
    “…(namely) (mainly) the Mediatek one…” {one of those words is too much}

    • Martin Fabián
      April 9, 2016

      No offense taken, todays one is filled with more errors than usual, noted.

  15. Rob
    April 9, 2016

    I like how the comments here have nothing to do with the article! I understand where people are coming from as I’m from the UK and I sometimes struggle to understand the poor grammar in some of these articles. Not sure why they insist on non native speakers to write up articles on an English based website. I would love to do it myself as I’m a techno nut! By the way, why don’t any of the authors ever bother in the comments section as it seems only Andi and Yash ever make the effort. Rant over ☺

    • Martin Fabián
      April 9, 2016

      Usually we are too busy actually writing the stuff so answering isnt really the top priority, especially the rants 🙂 And Rob feel free to submit piece of your writing, active contributors are always welcome.

    • Guest
      April 9, 2016

      i love the brit accent !
      (most of my compatriots blame me for having one as well :p )

    • King
      April 10, 2016

      I have one too, desi style though. My take is simple, you colonised and screwed my country, I will now screw your language. 😬😬😂😂

    • Guest
      April 10, 2016

      hahaha !

  16. CoinPhone
    April 9, 2016

    How come except in the first picture of a front desk, I don’t see the name “Vernee” or “New-Bund” in any other “R&D” pictures? We are not even sure they are making phones or condoms or recycling gutter oil…

    • balcobomber25
      April 11, 2016

      I have been on factory floors before and typically the only time you see any branding is the following: front of the building, reception desk, administrative area and actual product. You typically won’t see any branding inside the factory itself. And if you look at the last set of pictures you can clearly see a cell phone being tested in the second one.

  17. Nilzie
    April 9, 2016

    Rumor has it that New-Bund also owns Elephone. You have been warned.

    • Guest
      April 9, 2016

      😀

    • Andi Sykes
      April 10, 2016

      Nope, they but they made the P8000

  18. Nilzie
    April 9, 2016

    Every single article Ive seen from this new “writer” has been an ad.

    • Guest
      April 9, 2016

      lol
      cause for concern , Nilz ?

    • Guest
      April 9, 2016

      Welcome to the Internet
      The ads keep getting smarter

    • Nilzie
      April 9, 2016

      My concern is that next time we read a review we can’t trust it since half of the articles here are not news, but advertisements

    • Guest
      April 9, 2016

      hmm…
      integrity is a vital component of the reason we all love Gizchina. lets hope Andi sees to that!

    • balcobomber25
      April 10, 2016

      Especially the Elephone articles, this site is becoming the personal ad machine for Elephone.

    • Andi Sykes
      April 10, 2016

      yup, we always give Elephone amazing reviews don’t we…….

    • Andi Sykes
      April 10, 2016

      If its crap we say its crap. I understand how pissed I would be if I bought a phone based on a review only to find it was BS. We all know the sites that give dodgy reviews (I can think of two very large ones) GizChina isn’t one of them. Just check our most recent reviews for the Xiaomi Mi5, Elephone, etc

    • balcobomber25
      April 10, 2016

      Nope but almost daily there is a new article about some amazing feature that Elephone is hyping. I am not the only one noticing it either, read the comments on any Elephone story. People here think Elephone is getting special treatment.

      I would never accuse you guys of doing paid reviews I have been here long enough to know that;s not that case. It just seems like the Elephone news is a bit excessive at times.

    • Andi Sykes
      April 11, 2016

      It’s an ele-triangle. Elephone have a lot of news, a lot of people like Elephone news (some just for the comments) and this means views (which we need to operate).

      Elephone are much better as a company this year, they still need to sort their products out though.

  19. MattD
    April 9, 2016

    “oh, totally a trustworthy article, now I’m very trustful toward this company and I will surely buy some of their products” – No One Ever

  20. Michael Ogbonnaya
    April 9, 2016

    Martin, this is not how to write an article. You dont go all out to advertise for a company all in the name of writing an article. If you dont have anything to write about, by all means, PLEASE DON’T.

    We dont need all these ad posts anymore. You will make every GizChina reader to stop reading your AD posts if you continue like this.

    • Liisess
      April 9, 2016

      if you treat this an AD, then it is, but if you don’t then it’s not 🙂

  21. Anas Ahmad
    April 9, 2016

    Looks like someone wrote an Ad post for Vernee!

  22. Assefa Hanson
    April 9, 2016

    i feel some bias in some of the comments below even though i can understand them somewhat, ive seen similar articles for samsung,motorola etc and no one says they are Ads, i have a question for you all is it even possible for any of you to read an article about a new company and not feel like its an Ad?

    when on sites like andriod authority the history of motorola is an article how is it not an Ad then? lets say this article about the history of vernee what possible history could this new company have that is comparable, isnt this then appropriate?

    what if this entire atricle only had a negative tone, and had a doubtful tone towards the company would people say it is an Ad then? maybe not because then it would match up to many people’s feelings

    • balcobomber25
      April 10, 2016

      There was a story on Android Authority just this weekend about how much of a great buy the new entry level phone from Samsung is. The specs match those of my 2010 Galaxy Nexus S. The author of that article was clearly paid by Samsung to write it.

    • Assefa Hanson
      April 10, 2016

      this is exactly what im talking about lol, i dont have a problem with people not trusting the brand, but people sure do look the other way when actual ads of big name OEM are in their face lol

    • balcobomber25
      April 10, 2016

      If anything the big name brands are much more deceptive when it comes to articles. Samsung, Apple, Moto they all have “sponsored” writers will never write a bad article about them no matter how much they mess up.

      Personally I look forward to any new brand that enters the market. Competition is always a good thing for a consumer. I have seen articles like the one above about virtually every company in every industry. There is always an “inside look” into a companies factory.

  23. Ricardo A.
    April 9, 2016

    Well, it’s OK to see photos from Vernee offices they have a quality inspection laboratory!!, I bet Elephone doesn’t have one.
    Sometimes is good to know about the brands before we buy something, I’ve seen a lot of videos on YouTube of people showing their offices and way to work.
    Excuse my English, I don’t speak English, just spanish.

  24. Owsley_66
    April 9, 2016

    Sorry, but if you make the circuit of the phone tech sites on any given day you will see much of the same news. Companies send out press releases and sometimes they get lucky and the news in the press release gets published.

    Duh, people.

    Nice to see that Vernee has some muscle behind them but the proof is in the pudding.

    • Inti Energia
      April 9, 2016

      Sorry but I expect a minimum level of journalism otherwise I will go elsewhere. This is nothing more than a puff piece for Vernee and a poorly written one at that. Unacceptable.

    • balcobomber25
      April 11, 2016

      Antyime I see a heading like “brand spotlight” I pretty much assume it’s going to be a puff piece. Every site does this and some are far worse.

  25. saor
    April 9, 2016

    Since no one has any of their products it will be a case of wait and see what the results will be.

  26. The Special Juan
    April 9, 2016

    This article appears to be a repackaged press release and not any legitimate news. Deidre (previous gizchina writer) used to do the same, usually for doogee or ulephone products. Articles such as these come across as biased and unbalanced, with little done to verify the info or quality control.

  27. Guest
    April 9, 2016

    How come except in the first picture of a front desk, I don’t see the name “Vernee” or “New-Bund” in any other “R&D” pictures? We are not even sure they are making phones or condoms or recycling gutter oil…

    • balcobomber25
      April 11, 2016

      I have been on factory floors before and typically the only time you see any branding is the following: front of the building, reception desk, administrative area and actual product. You typically won’t see any branding inside the factory itself. And if you look at the last set of pictures you can clearly see a cell phone being tested in the second one.

  28. The Special Juan
    April 10, 2016

    This article appears to be a repackaged press release and not any legitimate news. Deidre (previous gizchina writer) used to do the same, usually for doogee or ulephone products. Articles such as these come across as biased and unbalanced, with little done to verify the info or quality control.

  29. Tonyle
    April 10, 2016

    my personal opinion about this, it’s to show customers this brand is not a fake one or would disappear in maybe half years, to show up a proof that could make people not worried before purchase. the point is that we gotta be await when Vernee ship their first load of smartphone out and see how people consider and talk about their brand by using their products. no matter what we read here, we should be objective to this.

  30. Liisess
    April 10, 2016

    my personal opinion about this, it’s to show customers this brand is not a fake one or would disappear in maybe half years, to show up a proof that could make people not worried before purchase. the point is that we gotta be await when Vernee ship their first load of smartphone out and see how people consider and talk about their brand by using their products. no matter what we read here, we should be objective to this.

  31. balcobomber25
    April 10, 2016

    I am very tempted to buy their entry level Thor. I have seen it for around $120 online and I could always use a new burner phone for travel and what not.

    • April 10, 2016

      Yup, the Thor looks quite nice. $120 isn’t bad too, but weren’t they saying it would cost about $99?

      • balcobomber25
        April 10, 2016

        $120 was a reseller price. I would be willing to pay that to try out a new brand. That’s a small enough commitment to take a gamble on.

        • Tonyle
          April 10, 2016

          or you could be await for 2-3 months that other brands launch 8-core 3GB phone at such $120, hah

          • balcobomber25
            April 11, 2016

            This is more about trying out Vernee and seeing what they offer. This wouldn’t be my exclusive daily phone, it would more or less be an experiment. A phone I would use for a few weeks and then throw in the suitcase for travel. I travel a lot for work and pleasure and I always like to bring a spare phone with me.

  32. balcobomber25
    April 10, 2016

    I am very tempted to buy their entry level Thor. I have seen it for around $120 online and I could always use a new burner phone for travel and what not.

    • Andi Sykes
      April 10, 2016

      Yup, the Thor looks quite nice. $120 isn’t bad too, but weren’t they saying it would cost about $99?

    • balcobomber25
      April 10, 2016

      $120 was a reseller price. I would be willing to pay that to try out a new brand. That’s a small enough commitment to take a gamble on.

    • Liisess
      April 11, 2016

      or you could be await for 2-3 months that other brands launch 8-core 3GB phone at such $120, hah

    • balcobomber25
      April 11, 2016

      This is more about trying out Vernee and seeing what they offer. This wouldn’t be my exclusive daily phone, it would more or less be an experiment. A phone I would use for a few weeks and then throw in the suitcase for travel. I travel a lot for work and pleasure and I always like to bring a spare phone with me.

  33. April 10, 2016

    For everyone who says that Vernee own’s Elephone, you are mistaken. New Bund own the factory that made the P8000 (among other phones for other brands), Vernee is their own brand (think of them as a tiny Foxconn).

    • Assefa Hanson
      April 10, 2016

      andi please calm down with these FACTS, some people might have a heart attack

      • April 11, 2016

        A factattack, or eleattack?

    • balcobomber25
      April 10, 2016

      Doesn’t Elephone own ECOO?

      • April 11, 2016

        yup

        • Joel Adames
          April 11, 2016

          Is ECOO still an existing brand?

    • E8hffff
      April 11, 2016

      Probably more a facet of Elephone and the rest of the other brands. It’s a coming together of the minds and hands of those that have success in their pursuits. Lets hope they get it and we get good phones.

  34. Andi Sykes
    April 10, 2016

    For everyone who says that Vernee own’s Elephone, you are mistaken. New Bund own the factory that made the P8000 (among other phones for other brands), Vernee is their own brand (think of them as a tiny Foxconn).

    • Assefa Hanson
      April 10, 2016

      andi please calm down with these FACTS, some people might have a heart attack

    • balcobomber25
      April 10, 2016

      Doesn’t Elephone own ECOO?

    • E8hffff
      April 11, 2016

      Probably more a facet of Elephone and the rest of the other brands. It’s a coming together of the minds and hands of those that have success in their pursuits. Lets hope they get it and we get good phones.

    • Andi Sykes
      April 11, 2016

      yup

    • Andi Sykes
      April 11, 2016

      A factattack, or eleattack?

    • Joel Adames
      April 11, 2016

      Is ECOO still an existing brand?