Vernee Thor is getting first firmware update


First batches of the new Vernee Thor have already arrived at their destinations so Vernee is really trying hard to be on schedule. And already showing some customer support activity in form of the first firmware update, which should be already available via OTA.

What are the main improvements in the new firmware ? For starters major optimaltization of the wallpapers on the lockscreen, speed improvements for the fingerprint scanner, dual SIM standby mode improvements and fixing the slight overheating of the phone during charging, Few more tweaks and new functions have been also added so you can check out the Vernee official forums for the full list or to voice your own concerns there.

If you don’t know how to update the Thor then nothing easier than to just check out the following screenshots with the guide.

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99 Comments

  1. Joel Adames
    May 11, 2016

    Uhmmm… Promising.

    I don’t care for lower specification devices, but this is a good indicator of what migth come with the full featured APOLLO…

    Will keep fingers crossed.

    Short list, as of now:

    1. ZUK Z2 PRO (MAX ( MAX= 5.7″ screen))
    2. HUAWEI HONOR V8
    3. OP3 (IF ANY GOOD)
    4. VERNEE APOLLO FULL FEATURED
    5. GIONE ELIFE E9 (MY FAVOURITE IF EVER TO BE PRODUCED (MORE SO IF BLU MAKES A REVRANDED VERSION OF IT))

    CHEERS

    • MaxPower
      May 11, 2016

      I’m confident Oneplus won’t disappoint this year

      • Mesterio
        May 11, 2016

        You sure? How come? Still love my OPO 🙂

        • MaxPower
          May 11, 2016

          Because the 1 was good, innovative and cheap.

          the 2 came out that way(not so good) because they spent resources making an almost useful SD810 phone.

          This year they can concentrate on making a great phone without worrying about the SoC.

          I’m expecting US LTE bands (or at least few of them like the OP1)
          Fast charge again (maybe VOOC) NFC and a good camera.

          • Assefa Hanson
            May 11, 2016

            what about elephone?

            • MaxPower
              May 11, 2016

              Who?

            • Assefa Hanson
              May 11, 2016

              LOL

            • MaxPower
              May 11, 2016

              No prejudices, the problem is that they haven’t come out with a good true flahship yet.

              If one day they will provide one, and they will build a good support community (even a freaking forum with a moderator) then we can discuss about it.

              As you can see I haven’t even mention the price, they don’t have to be as cheap as the big ones as long they will bring some solid stuff without the BS of preorders…

            • Tonyle
              May 11, 2016

              can’t agree more !

            • Muhammad Yasir
              May 12, 2016

              i love the Red P9000 teasers but im expecting the same shenanigans again :/

              so sad .. Elephone

            • MaxPower
              May 12, 2016

              The vowney was a great phone on paper too, but then we all know what happened

          • Manjurul Islam
            May 11, 2016

            Problem is, the leaked photos are not promising. They look like old HTC style design, single led flash, and a very outdated front design. I haven’t yet ordered my mi5 due to zuk breaking the game with their z2 pro, and I am extremely optimistic about oneplus 3, but worried they will fail us for big long time this time.

          • yalok
            May 12, 2016

            I just wonder about the screen size and design.

            • MaxPower
              May 12, 2016

              My guess is that they will stay with 5.5″ rather than going to 5.2″ like many are doing lately.
              But I really don’t have anything concrete to back it up, it simply came from my guts lol.

              Design wise I think we won’t see much innovation from them, but again, that came from my guts too.

            • yalok
              May 13, 2016

              I think so too. A pity, I found that perfect screen size for me is 5.2″. The design from leaked photos is not impressive, but maybe it looks better in real live.

          • Muhammad Yasir
            May 12, 2016

            what do you mean by

            “the 2 came out that way(not so good) because they spent resources making an almost useful SD810 phone.”

            and

            “This year they can concentrate on making a great phone without worrying about the SoC.”

            can you elaborate ?

            • Marco Lancaster
              May 12, 2016

              First sentence:

              The second OnePlus was not so innovative or cutting edge compared to other “regular” flagships that we usually see, and OPO is a good competitor at external markets, but it wasn’t appealing compared to others. The first One was very cheap for that moment, and offered the best of technology at that time. And in the case of 2 they had to spent a long time trying to overpass the 810 problems.

              This year they don’t have problems with the SoC, the 820 is working fine “out the box”, no risk of burning.

            • MaxPower
              May 12, 2016

              To the first question:

              Back in time co-founder Carl Pei said that they did “numerous” things to alleviate the issues of the SD810 which included fixed to the dissipation system of the hardware, lowering the clock of the CPU of 200mhz, introducing a new scheduler to Android that controls which CPU cores are active and ensures that CPU cores adjacent to one another are only turned on when absolutely needed to keep performance up and lastly disabling fast charging technology.

              Now, it’s obvious they were aware of the issues of the SoC and they spent money on it.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              May 13, 2016

              damn … they really did have their work cut out for them , courtesy of Qualmcomm

            • MaxPower
              May 12, 2016

              To the second question:

              The SD820 seems running fine and doesn’t suffer of the problems of its predecessor.

              For this reason they can shape the phone they way they want without worrying of the issues of the SD810.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              May 13, 2016

              so we expecting an EPIC $310 phone ?

            • MaxPower
              May 13, 2016

              Probably $329 like last year.
              Hopefully epic like you said

      • Marco Lancaster
        May 12, 2016

        Specs saying, I think, only think, it will feature 6GB of Ram in a “Pro” variant, one only spec that should be enough to impress western markets over their flagships, was quite what the OP1 made back in 2014. Rest, is just quit that invite system…

        • MaxPower
          May 12, 2016

          They won’t quit the invite system for many reasons.

          That’s the way they keep with inventory, to control the demand, to stay within the price and to push their PRO version that brings more money into their pocket.

          When you get the invite you can bet that it’s for the more expensive version.

          I hate it, but I can’t really blame them for using it.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        May 12, 2016

        they can’t fail … failure means they’ll have to fold sooner rather than later

    • Assefa Hanson
      May 11, 2016

      My short list as of now:

      1.) ELEPHONE VOWNEY
      2.)ELEPHONE P9000
      3)ZAYDO PULSE
      4HOMTOM HT5
      5INEW U3W(MY FAVOURITE INEW PHONE)

      CHEERS

      • E8hffff
        May 12, 2016

        The Vowney is a good phone for hardware but you have to consider Elephone more or less has discontinued it before and after its release.

      • MitsosDaBest
        May 12, 2016

        Elephone is a BAD company, stay away!!

      • MattD
        May 12, 2016

        You forgot Cubot Dinosaur! I mean… You can say “I’ve got a dinosaur in my pants” and then extract it from your pocket… Priceless!

      • Joel Adames
        May 12, 2016

        ELEPHONE… Really?
        And at number 1?
        OK…

        • Assefa Hanson
          May 12, 2016

          elephone is the best company

          • Joel Adames
            May 12, 2016

            OK guys I think we need to get Hanson medication before he starts shooting people hahaha

            • Muhammad Yasir
              May 12, 2016

              yep … steer clear , we have an unstable subject on the run !
              Code ZERO !

      • Muhammad Yasir
        May 12, 2016

        boy you sure are merciful on the elephone idiots …

    • E8hffff
      May 12, 2016

      Vernee Apollo for me. There support and dedication is striking. If the Apollo doesn’t have NFC then it’s a not go.

      I would have purchased the LeTV 2 Pro but it doesn’t have NFC.

      I’m interested in Elephone Vowney2 if they still are planning to release it, or the P9000 Edge. It all comes down to support though.

      • Joel Adames
        May 12, 2016

        Ohh i never heard of a Vowney2 before would be interesting unless the 2 means 2 years waiting hahaha

        • Muhammad Yasir
          May 12, 2016

          lol

      • Muhammad Yasir
        May 12, 2016

        wait a damn second there … mr.troll

        1. WTH do u mean by “There support and dedication is striking.” how come you know ANYTHING about the support services of a NEW company ?!

        2. Vowney 2 … like VOWNEY 2 ?! SERIOUSLY MAN ?! i think somebody needs to instill the fear of God in you …

    • Muhammad Yasir
      May 12, 2016

      Shortlist as of now :

      1. Collect money for the phone

      :'(

  2. Tonyle
    May 11, 2016

    just heard Razer is going to build smartphone, i have a lot interests to follow and check it 🙂

  3. Joel Adames
    May 11, 2016

    Uhmmm… Promising.

    I don’t care for lower specification devices, but this is a good indicator of what migth come with the full featured APOLLO…

    Will keep fingers crossed.

    Short list, as of now:

    1. ZUK Z2 PRO (MAX ( MAX= 5.7″ screen))
    2. HUAWEI HONOR V8
    3. OP3 (IF ANY GOOD)
    4. VERNEE APOLLO FULL FEATURED
    5. GIONE ELIFE E9 (MY FAVOURITE IF EVER TO BE PRODUCED (MORE SO IF BLU MAKES A REVRANDED VERSION OF IT))

    CHEERS

    • MaxPower
      May 11, 2016

      I’m confident Oneplus won’t disappoint this year

    • Mesterio
      May 12, 2016

      You sure? How come? Still love my OPO 🙂

    • MaxPower
      May 12, 2016

      Because the 1 was good, innovative and cheap.

      the 2 came out that way(not so good) because they spent resources making an almost useful SD810 phone.

      This year they can concentrate on making a great phone without worrying about the SoC.

      I’m expecting US LTE bands (or at least few of them like the OP1)
      Fast charge again (maybe VOOC) NFC and a good camera.

    • Assefa Hanson
      May 12, 2016

      My short list as of now:

      1.) ELEPHONE VOWNEY
      2.)ELEPHONE P9000
      3)ZAYDO PULSE
      4HOMTOM HT5
      5INEW U3W(MY FAVOURITE INEW PHONE)
      6) YU YUNICORN (BEST INDIAN PHONE OF ALL TIME)

      CHEERS

    • Assefa Hanson
      May 12, 2016

      what about elephone?

    • MaxPower
      May 12, 2016

      Who?

    • Assefa Hanson
      May 12, 2016

      LOL

    • MaxPower
      May 12, 2016

      No prejudices, the problem is that they haven’t come out with a good true flahship yet.

      If one day they will provide one, and they will build a good support community (even a freaking forum with a moderator) then we can discuss about it.

      As you can see I haven’t even mention the price, they don’t have to be as cheap as the big ones as long they will bring some solid stuff without the BS of preorders…

    • Liisess
      May 12, 2016

      can’t agree more !

    • Manjurul Islam
      May 12, 2016

      Problem is, the leaked photos are not promising. They look like old HTC style design, single led flash, and a very outdated front design. I haven’t yet ordered my mi5 due to zuk breaking the game with their z2 pro, and I am extremely optimistic about oneplus 3, but worried they will fail us for big long time this time.

    • yalok
      May 12, 2016

      I just wonder about the screen size and design.

    • E8hffff
      May 12, 2016

      The Vowney is a good phone for hardware but you have to consider Elephone more or less has discontinued it before and after its release.

    • E8hffff
      May 12, 2016

      Vernee Apollo for me. There support and dedication is striking. If the Apollo doesn’t have NFC then it’s a no go.

      I would have purchased the LeTV 2 Pro but it doesn’t have NFC.

      I’m interested in Elephone Vowney2 if they still are planning to release it, or the P9000 Edge. It all comes down to support though.

    • MitsosDaBest
      May 12, 2016

      Elephone is a BAD company, stay away!!

    • MattD
      May 12, 2016

      You forgot Cubot Dinosaur! I mean… You can say “I’ve got a dinosaur in my pants” and then extract it from your pocket… Priceless!

    • Joel Adames
      May 12, 2016

      Ohh i never heard of a Vowney2 before would be interesting unless the 2 means 2 years waiting hahaha

    • Joel Adames
      May 12, 2016

      ELEPHONE… Really?
      And at number 1?
      OK…

    • Marco Lancaster
      May 12, 2016

      Specs saying, I think, only think, it will feature 6GB of Ram in a “Pro” variant, one only spec that should be enough to impress western markets over their flagships, was quite what the OP1 made back in 2014. Rest, is just quit that invite system…

    • MaxPower
      May 12, 2016

      They won’t quit the invite system for many reasons.

      That’s the way they keep with inventory, to control the demand, to stay within the price and to push their PRO version that brings more money into their pocket.

      When you get the invite you can bet that it’s for the more expensive version.

      I hate it, but I can’t really blame them for using it.

    • Assefa Hanson
      May 12, 2016

      elephone is the best company

    • Joel Adames
      May 12, 2016

      OK guys I think we need to get Hanson medication before he starts shooting people hahaha

    • Guest
      May 12, 2016

      lol

    • Guest
      May 12, 2016

      boy you sure are merciful on the elephone idiots …

    • Guest
      May 12, 2016

      yep … steer clear , we have an unstable subject on the run !
      Code ZERO !

    • Guest
      May 12, 2016

      they can’t fail … failure means they’ll have to fold sooner rather than later

    • Guest
      May 12, 2016

      what do you mean by

      “the 2 came out that way(not so good) because they spent resources making an almost useful SD810 phone.”

      and

      “This year they can concentrate on making a great phone without worrying about the SoC.”

      can you elaborate ?

    • Guest
      May 12, 2016

      i love the Red P9000 teasers but im expecting the same shenanigans again :/

      so sad .. Elephone

    • Guest
      May 12, 2016

      Shortlist as of now :

      1. Collect money for the phone

      :'(

    • Guest
      May 12, 2016

      wait a damn second there … mr.troll

      1. WTH do u mean by “There support and dedication is striking.” how come you know ANYTHING about the support services of a NEW company ?!

      2. Vowney 2 … like VOWNEY 2 ?! SERIOUSLY MAN ?! i think somebody needs to instill the fear of God in you …

    • Marco Lancaster
      May 12, 2016

      First sentence:

      The second OnePlus was not so innovative or cutting edge compared to other “regular” flagships that we usually see, and OPO is a good competitor at external markets, but it wasn’t appealing compared to others. The first One was very cheap for that moment, and offered the best of technology at that time. And in the case of 2 they had to spent a long time trying to overpass the 810 problems.

      This year they don’t have problems with the SoC, the 820 is working fine “out the box”, no risk of burning.

    • MaxPower
      May 12, 2016

      The vowney was a great phone on paper too, but then we all know what happened

    • MaxPower
      May 12, 2016

      To the first question:

      Back in time co-founder Carl Pei said that they did “numerous” things to alleviate the issues of the SD810 which included fixed to the dissipation system of the hardware, lowering the clock of the CPU of 200mhz, introducing a new scheduler to Android that controls which CPU cores are active and ensures that CPU cores adjacent to one another are only turned on when absolutely needed to keep performance up and lastly disabling fast charging technology.

      Now, it’s obvious they were aware of the issues of the SoC and they spent money on it.

    • MaxPower
      May 12, 2016

      To the second question:

      The SD820 seems running fine and doesn’t suffer of the problems of its predecessor.

      For this reason they can shape the phone they way they want without worrying of the issues of the SD810.

    • MaxPower
      May 12, 2016

      My guess is that they will stay with 5.5″ rather than going to 5.2″ like many are doing lately.
      But I really don’t have anything concrete to back it up, it simply came from my guts lol.

      Design wise I think we won’t see much innovation from them, but again, that came from my guts too.

    • yalok
      May 13, 2016

      I think so too. A pity, I found that perfect screen size for me is 5.2″. The design from leaked photos is not impressive, but maybe it looks better in real live.

    • Guest
      May 13, 2016

      damn … they really did have their work cut out for them , courtesy of Qualmcomm

    • Guest
      May 13, 2016

      so we expecting an EPIC $310 phone ?

    • MaxPower
      May 13, 2016

      Probably $329 like last year.
      Hopefully epic like you said

  4. Manjurul Islam
    May 11, 2016

    Is this vernee Thor a good buy?

    • Marco Lancaster
      May 12, 2016

      As far I’ve seen is a really decent phone for its price. Average camera and no notification led though.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        May 12, 2016

        damn on the led absence :/

        • Marco Lancaster
          May 12, 2016

          Yeah, at least one color only would be fine =

    • Lennald
      May 25, 2016

      I would love to get Bluboo Xtouch if we get both into comparison like this one: https://youtu.be/FzvGfaJQLFY, hope it is useful for you.

  5. Liisess
    May 12, 2016

    just heard Razer is going to build smartphone, i have a lot interests to follow and check it 🙂

  6. Manjurul Islam
    May 12, 2016

    Is this vernee Thor a good buy?

    • Marco Lancaster
      May 12, 2016

      As far I’ve seen is a really decent phone for its price. Average camera and no notification led though.

    • Guest
      May 12, 2016

      damn on the led absence :/

    • Marco Lancaster
      May 12, 2016

      Yeah, at least one color only would be fine =

    • Lennald
      May 25, 2016

      I would love to get Bluboo Xtouch if we get both into comparison like this one:

    • Lennald
      May 25, 2016

      hope it is useful for you.

  7. pizzaboy
    May 12, 2016

    i’m waiting for the umi super

    • RuR
      May 15, 2016

      מכשירי umi הם זבל מזוקק

      • pizzaboy
        May 15, 2016

        אהלן, קראתי ביקורות והמכשירים סבירים, אז ויתרתי
        מה לדעתך כדאי לי לעשות?
        לקנות את הפרו 6 של מייזו או לחכות ליוני למכשיר דגל שלהם? (mx6)

        • RuR
          May 15, 2016

          לאחרונה שמעתי המון תלונות על מכשירי מייזו, אז אני מתחיל לפקפק באמינותם… אני חושב שתחכה שהילטון יביאו לארץ אץ xiaomi mi5 ואז תקנה אותו

  8. pizzaboy
    May 12, 2016

    i’m waiting for the umi super

    • RuR
      May 15, 2016

      מכשירי umi הם זבל מזוקק

    • pizzaboy
      May 15, 2016

      אהלן, קראתי ביקורות והמכשירים סבירים, אז ויתרתי
      מה לדעתך כדאי לי לעשות?
      לקנות את הפרו 6 של מייזו או לחכות ליוני למכשיר דגל שלהם? (mx6)

    • RuR
      May 15, 2016

      לאחרונה שמעתי המון תלונות על מכשירי מייזו, אז אני מתחיל לפקפק באמינותם… אני חושב שתחכה שהילטון יביאו לארץ אץ xiaomi mi5 ואז תקנה אותו