First real pics of Vernee Apollo


The wait is finally over! Vernee played hard to get for quite some time and just kept sending new about the Thor model, but finally we have in hand first pics of the flagship Vernee Apollo.

We even got some pretty decent news about the design of the phone, because seems like Apollo will have full metal body and the back should be from titanium alloy and just 2 mm thin.

Thats indeed pretty rad news but lets sum up the previously known specs of Vernee Apollo. 2K resolution 5.5-inch display, Mediatek Helio X20 with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage, rear 21 Mpix cam with Sony IMX230 sensor and 8 Mpix selfie front cam. Allegedly also 3D Force Touch, USB Type-C port and fingerprint scanner.

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Let’s get back to the full metal body of the phone. Vernee claims that the back cover will be harder and tougher than its normal with usual metal alloys. That’s not really surprising, because titanium itself is extremely hard and resistant to corrosion even in saltwater and is common ingredient in many anti-corrosion alloys. The only problem is that it’s very pricy and that leaves a question mark if Vernee really used titanium alloy for the Apollo back cover. because the first price estimation is in the ballpark of 399.99$.

No matter what, you can check out the first pics of Vernee Apollo and see for yourself the back of the phone with the alleged titanium alloy cover.

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80 Comments

  1. April 16, 2016

    If the add decent size battery, this might be very interesting.

  2. Muhammad Yasir
    April 16, 2016

    if this was one CENT below $300 , it would caused havoc in the market !

  3. realjjj
    April 16, 2016

    Hopefully the front is not with huge bezels and/or huge black bands.And ofc no white plastic on the front, that just doesn’t work with a titanium back.

    • Joel Adames
      April 16, 2016

      I’m intrigued as the new P9 looks like having bigger than average black bezels all around… I don’t know, but a bit of a simple on a $650+ phone.

  4. balcobomber25
    April 16, 2016

    Looks like they were inspired by HTC. Worked for Apple why not them.

    • King
      April 16, 2016

      Like ur comment mate. Tired of “inspired by Apple” comment that people make at every phone that looks apple-ish/HTCish.

      • balcobomber25
        April 16, 2016

        Every phone that comes out now the Pro Apple Media and the iSheep proclaim it to be a clone of the iPhone. Even the new Meizu Pro 6 that looks nothing like any of Apple’s models.

      • MattD
        April 16, 2016

        As I use to say, “apple is so ahead of its time that invent things years after someone else discovers them” ?

        • King
          April 18, 2016

          So some day in future we will hear that Apple discovered America. Christopher Columbus must be worried in his grave now. 😉

          • MattD
            April 18, 2016

            Exactly, and seeing how America is their bigger market, it won’t take long… As i am italian, i can confirm that that day will be a bad one for our national pride ?

  5. highwind
    April 16, 2016

    With reasonable storage / RAM size and touch buttons beneath the display (instead of retarded onscreen bullshit), this could have been an interesting smartphone

    • Joel Adames
      April 16, 2016

      You can’t leave it out yet as it is not out yet, I hope for double options.

  6. SPLEND1D
    April 16, 2016

    is anyone here from china? I need to register to baidu so I can download some roms. It requires Chinese phone number.

  7. Joel Adames
    April 16, 2016

    I can only hope that they won’t cut back the 6gbRam as it was the biggest attention draw it had. If they don’t perform as said in this aspect then they are off my book. Better options elsewhere (none perfect, nonetheless) and yes ZOPO I’m looking at you.

    • Assefa Hanson
      April 16, 2016

      i really want to see a zopo review :/ can anyone get a unit or something..

      • Joel Adames
        April 16, 2016

        Yup. They seem to be neglecting the device. I have not seen anyone any ware reviewing one. It makes me think the reviewers are all biased to bigger brands.

        • Marco Lancaster
          April 16, 2016

          That’s up to Zopo to actually send a review unit. I think they are the ones neglecting it at the moment. So far Andi’s first experience with Speed 8 wasn’t good, so far it will be a big disappointment considering the price.

          • Joel Adames
            April 17, 2016

            Fair enough , got caught up in the hype, sorry for the drama.

        • MattD
          April 16, 2016

          Not reviewers’ fault, nor zopo’s to be fair: they clearly said that the unit at the stand back than was more of a dummy than anything else, and that the actual product will be shipped in april/may… People thought “they launched the phone in January, so it will be shipped soon after”, but it was never stated anywhere!

          • Joel Adames
            April 17, 2016

            I got caught up in the hype, sorry for the drama.

            • MattD
              April 17, 2016

              It happened to me too until I realized how things are… Now I’m just here, patiently waiting for the phone, and even waiting further to see a stable rom!

  8. Airyl
    April 16, 2016

    I’m holding the Mate 8 in my hand, and let’s just say I’m getting some serious dejavu.

    • Joel Adames
      April 16, 2016

      I keep saying to myself 6gbRam… And 2K (wich you all know I like) and almost perfect size screen at 5.5″.

    • Rob
      April 16, 2016

      How you finding the mate 8? Poor camera puts me off Huawei phones in general.

      • April 16, 2016

        Poor software more like;)

        • Airyl
          April 17, 2016

          EmUI gets more hate than it deserves IMO.

          • April 17, 2016

            That’s cool.
            They probably improved it, but I was using the Mate 7 for half a year and I just don’t like it…

      • Airyl
        April 17, 2016

        Camera isn’t really poor, but it’s definitely not optimal considering there price.

  9. Joel Adames
    April 16, 2016

    With Android reaching a point where almost all needed or missing features are being offered in one way or another, like going after a launcher in GooGle Play store,
    …I think it is safe to say that regarding to FLAGSHIP phones this year they NEED TO shine in every aspect to succeed in important way.

    I mean past usual flagships now have had to bring all bells and whistles possible in order to capture market share. I’m pretty sure even the next IPhone will bring a bunch of stuff to lure even further their isheeps (sorry I had to add the joke, iphones are good in my books)

    So as I said before all new comers should take advice: 2 models a track phone (Thor) and a. Flagship, in this case this APOLLO…

    …And then this FLAGSHIPS have to be by all means FLAGSHIPS, ALL IN FEATURED.

    That kept Meizu pro 6 from being a off the door success failing the battery size (on paper) and the NOW, supposedly, possible 6gbRAM, and maybe offering sapphire lenses for the camera. Those 3 could have added $50 dollars to the final price, but I think it would have secured major success …

  10. MUG3NHC
    April 16, 2016

    If they add decent size battery, this might be very interesting.

  11. Guest
    April 16, 2016

    if this was one CENT below $300 , it would caused havoc in the market !

  12. realjjj
    April 16, 2016

    Hopefully the front is not with huge bezels and/or huge black bands.And ofc no white plastic on the front, that just doesn’t work with a titanium back.

    • Joel Adames
      April 16, 2016

      I’m intrigued as the new P9 looks like having bigger than average black bezels all around… I don’t know, but a bit of a simple on a $650+ phone.

  13. balcobomber25
    April 16, 2016

    Looks like they were inspired by HTC. Worked for Apple why not them.

    • King
      April 16, 2016

      Like ur comment mate. Tired of “inspired by Apple” comment that people make at every phone that looks apple-ish/HTCish.

    • balcobomber25
      April 16, 2016

      Every phone that comes out now the Pro Apple Media and the iSheep proclaim it to be a clone of the iPhone. Even the new Meizu Pro 6 that looks nothing like any of Apple’s models.

    • MattD
      April 17, 2016

      As I use to say, “apple is so ahead of its time that invent things years after someone else discovers them” 😁

    • King
      April 18, 2016

      So some day in future we will hear that Apple discovered America. Christopher Columbus must be worried in his grave now. 😉

    • MattD
      April 18, 2016

      Exactly, and seeing how America is their bigger market, it won’t take long… As i am italian, i can confirm that that day will be a bad one for our national pride 😢

  14. provokanter Tabellenführer
    April 16, 2016

    With reasonable storage / RAM size and touch buttons beneath the display (instead of retarded onscreen bullshit), this could have been an interesting smartphone

    • Joel Adames
      April 16, 2016

      You can’t leave it out yet as it is not out yet, I hope for double options.

  15. SPLEND1D
    April 16, 2016

    is anyone here from china? I need to register to baidu so I can download some roms. It requires Chinese phone number.

  16. Joel Adames
    April 16, 2016

    I can only hope that they won’t cut back the 6gbRam as it was the biggest attention draw it had. If they don’t perform as said in this aspect then they are off my book. Better options elsewhere (none perfect, nonetheless) and yes ZOPO I’m looking at you.

    • Assefa Hanson
      April 16, 2016

      i really want to see a zopo review :/ can anyone get a unit or something..

    • Joel Adames
      April 16, 2016

      Yup. They seem to be neglecting the device. I have not seen anyone any where reviewing one. It makes me think the reviewers are all biased to bigger brands.

    • Marco Lancaster
      April 16, 2016

      That’s up to Zopo to actually send a review unit. I think they are the ones neglecting it at the moment. So far Andi’s first experience with Speed 8 wasn’t good, so far it will be a big disappointment considering the price.

    • MattD
      April 17, 2016

      Not reviewers’ fault, nor zopo’s to be fair: they clearly said that the unit at the stand back than was more of a dummy than anything else, and that the actual product will be shipped in april/may… People thought “they launched the phone in January, so it will be shipped soon after”, but it was never stated anywhere!

    • Joel Adames
      April 17, 2016

      Fair enough , got caught up in the hype, sorry for the drama.

    • Joel Adames
      April 17, 2016

      I got caught up in the hype, sorry for the drama.

    • MattD
      April 17, 2016

      It happened to me too until I realized how things are… Now I’m just here, patiently waiting for the phone, and even waiting further to see a stable rom!

  17. Airyl
    April 16, 2016

    I’m holding the Mate 8 in my hand, and let’s just say I’m getting some serious dejavu.

    • Joel Adames
      April 16, 2016

      I keep saying to myself 6gbRam… And 2K (wich you all know I like) and almost perfect size screen at 5.5″.

    • Rob
      April 16, 2016

      How you finding the mate 8? Poor camera puts me off Huawei phones in general.

    • MUG3NHC
      April 16, 2016

      Poor software more like;)

    • Airyl
      April 17, 2016

      Camera isn’t really poor, but it’s definitely not optimal considering there price.

    • Airyl
      April 17, 2016

      EmUI gets more hate than it deserves IMO.

    • MUG3NHC
      April 17, 2016

      That’s cool.
      They probably improved it, but I was using the Mate 7 for half a year and I just don’t like it…

  18. Joel Adames
    April 16, 2016

    With Android reaching a point where almost all needed or missing features are being offered in one way or another, like going after a launcher in GooGle Play store,
    …I think it is safe to say that regarding to FLAGSHIP phones this year they NEED TO shine in every aspect to succeed in important way.

    I mean past usual flagships now have had to bring all bells and whistles possible in order to capture market share. I’m pretty sure even the next IPhone will bring a bunch of stuff to lure even further their isheeps (sorry I had to add the joke, iphones are good in my books)

    So as I said before all new comers should take advice: 2 models a track phone (Thor) and a. Flagship, in this case this APOLLO…

    …And then this FLAGSHIPS have to be by all means FLAGSHIPS, ALL IN FEATURED.

    That kept Meizu pro 6 from being a off the door success failing the battery size (on paper) and the NOW, supposedly, possible 6gbRAM, and maybe offering sapphire lenses for the camera. Those 3 could have added $50 dollars to the final price, but I think it would have secured major success …

  19. E8hffff
    April 16, 2016

    I prefer plastic back if it means having NFC. More features the better over looks.

  20. 3llawi
    April 16, 2016

    Perfect

  21. Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
    April 16, 2016

    See? I told you guys…While this is priced at $400 there is no way that the 4gb version to retail at $200 as some previous articles were suggesting.. lmao. Minimum $280 for the Apollo Lite.. 🙁

    • Dante
      April 16, 2016

      more likely we will miss out that titanium alloy at 200$ … Ram is cheap…

    • Tonyle
      April 17, 2016

      but we still have no ideas about Apollo Lite back cover, what kind of material they gonna use. don’t be upset so early

  22. E8hffff
    April 16, 2016

    I prefer plastic back if it means having NFC. More features the better over looks.

  23. 3llawi
    April 16, 2016

    Perfect

  24. Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
    April 16, 2016

    See? I told you guys…While this is priced at $400 there is no way that the 4gb version to retail at $200 as some previous articles were suggesting.. lmao. Minimum $280 for the Apollo Lite.. 🙁

    • Dante
      April 17, 2016

      more likely we will miss out that titanium alloy at 200$ … Ram is cheap…

    • Liisess
      April 17, 2016

      but we still have no ideas about Apollo Lite back cover, what kind of material they gonna use. don’t be upset so early

  25. Dante
    April 17, 2016

    “The wait is finally over! Vernee played hard to get for quite some time and just kept sending new about the Thor model, but finally we have in hand first pics of the flagship” – yu o r haveeee typoes sir

  26. Dante
    April 17, 2016

    “The wait is finally over! Vernee played hard to get for quite some time and just kept sending new about the Thor model, but finally we have in hand first pics of the flagship” – yu o r haveeee typoes sir

  27. Maksim
    April 17, 2016

    I only know that it is 6GB RAM.

  28. PSGF1
    April 18, 2016

    I only know that it is 6GB RAM.

  29. Michael Shaw
    April 19, 2016

    you can believe a unknown brand smartphone equip with such parameter,
    but you can’t believe Vivo Xplay5? whose only disadvantage is the CPU, qualcomm snapdragon 652, i never heard of this company in China, i am curious that if they can do the mass production, or this is just a pilot production?

  30. Michael Shaw
    April 19, 2016

    you can believe a unknown brand smartphone equip with such parameter,
    but you can’t believe Vivo Xplay5? whose only disadvantage is the CPU, qualcomm snapdragon 652, i never heard of this company in China, i am curious that if they can do the mass production, or this is just a pilot production?