Vernee Apollo Lite will be second phone with USB-C headphone connector


Vernee Thor is currently taking the market by the storm and even getting its first firmware update these day. But Vernee is already focusing on the next released phone in form of the flagship model Vernee Apollo, which is expected sometime in July.

But even before that we should be getting the Apollo Lite version next month and we have just learned that this Helio X20 phone could be the second one equipped with the USB Type-C connector used not just for the charging purposes, but also as an audio jack.

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We have seen this solution in the LeEco 2 model and while it can theoretically offer better sound with reduced amount of noise it also means problems with headphone connector compatibilty. Still roughly 99.99% of the headphones in the market are equipped with the classcial 3.5mm jack, but first manufacturers are trying to produce some USB Type-C headphone, for example JBL Reflex Aware C.

This kind of a move can be risky, but we have the official statement from Vernee claiming, that while the USB Type-C of Apollo Lite can be used as audio connector the phone still has the normal 3.5mm jack. Seems like a liberal solution to the problem just letting the customers choose the preffered connection.

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61 Comments

  1. Domin贸85
    May 12, 2016

    Very wrong step from Vernee… 1 slot for charging, data, audio, otg and so on? Get rid off with these idiot trends! 2 SIM and 1SIM + microSD is the other idiot trends of dual sim phones… There are many people, who do not trust in internal memories at all. Wrong, wrong, wrong…

    • Theis Bregnballe
      May 12, 2016

      You are aware that this phone still has a 3.5 mm head jack, right?…

      • May 12, 2016

        Another TLDR;)

        • Tonyle
          May 12, 2016

          one punch man, love it !

          • May 12, 2016

            One Punch Man is the shit!

            • metalboyz
              May 12, 2016

              You guys are more funny than beloved lei jun.

            • Tonyle
              May 12, 2016

              life is for fun 馃槈

            • Tonyle
              May 12, 2016

              come on, it’s funny. only one punch to destroy every enemy, no matter how powerful the bad guys are compared with other heros.

            • May 13, 2016

              “The shit” means that it’s good; P

            • Tonyle
              May 13, 2016

              aha, i see 馃槈

            • Domin贸85
              May 13, 2016

              To all those who can not read and posted an answer to my comment. I was talking about TRENDS and not specially about this phone. So You are all who can not read and read between lines.

            • lildwell
              May 13, 2016

              You mentioned Vernee specifically making a bad move. Maybe you should revise your statement seeings how Verne’s simply doesn’t apply.

        • Muhammad Yasir
          May 12, 2016

          another same comment !

          • May 12, 2016

            I was referring to those dudes who didn’t read;)

      • Muhammad Yasir
        May 12, 2016

        lol … same comment !

    • Tonyle
      May 12, 2016

      it still has 3.5mm jack….

    • E8hffff
      May 13, 2016

      It’s part of implementing the full usb spec.

  2. Marco Lancaster
    May 12, 2016

    Was interested on this one before, but now I pass…

    • Theis Bregnballe
      May 12, 2016

      You are aware that this phone still has a 3.5 mm head jack, right?

      • May 12, 2016

        Probably TLDR;)

      • Marco Lancaster
        May 12, 2016

        Oh shit, didn’t saw the last paragraph lol

    • Muhammad Yasir
      May 12, 2016

      why ? wth man … give em a chance !

  3. AHappyKoalaBear
    May 12, 2016

    lol stupid trend copying, they really think they are innovative, fuck off I have spend 300+ usd on a pair of 3.5 mm headphones

  4. realjjj
    May 12, 2016

    It doesn’t offer better audio , it just shifts the hardware from the phone to the headphone to enable headphone makers to better rip us off.
    The benefit is that you don’t need to look for a phone with good audio, just headphones with good audio and that’s kinda funny since it makes life harder for phone makers, they have 1 less thing to differentiate with while still needing to do audio for the internal speakers at least.
    Audio over USB should be aimed at other things not headphones but people forget to think sometimes and do really dumb things that are against their own interests.

    • Tonyle
      May 12, 2016

      can’t agree more !

  5. jimberkas
    May 12, 2016

    now that makes sense. give people the option, i like it. this phone is sure sounding like a winner. can’t wait til the release!

  6. Domin贸85
    May 12, 2016

    Very wrong step from Vernee… 1 slot for charging, data, audio, otg and so on? Get rid off with these idiot trends! 2 SIM and 1SIM + microSD is the other idiot trends of dual sim phones… There are many people, who do not trust in internal memories at all. Wrong, wrong, wrong…

    • Theis Bregnballe
      May 12, 2016

      You are aware that this phone still has a 3.5 mm head jack, right?…

    • MUG3NHC
      May 12, 2016

      Another TLDR;)

    • Liisess
      May 12, 2016

      one punch man, love it !

    • Liisess
      May 12, 2016

      it still has 3.5mm jack….

    • Guest
      May 12, 2016

      lol … same comment !

    • Guest
      May 12, 2016

      another same comment !

    • MUG3NHC
      May 12, 2016

      One Punch Man is the shit!

    • MUG3NHC
      May 12, 2016

      I was referring to those dudes who didn’t read;)

    • metalboyz
      May 12, 2016

      You guys are more funny than beloved lei jun.

    • Liisess
      May 13, 2016

      come on, it’s funny. only one punch to destroy every enemy, no matter how powerful the bad guys are compared with other heros.

    • Liisess
      May 13, 2016

      life is for fun 馃槈

    • E8hffff
      May 13, 2016

      It’s part of implementing the full usb spec.

    • MUG3NHC
      May 13, 2016

      “The shit” means that it’s good; P

    • Liisess
      May 13, 2016

      aha, i see 馃槈

    • Domin贸85
      May 13, 2016

      To all those who can not read and posted an answer to my comment. I was talking about TRENDS and not specially about this phone. So You are all who can not read and read between lines.

    • lildwell
      May 13, 2016

      You mentioned Vernee specifically making a bad move. Maybe you should revise your statement seeings how Verne’s simply doesn’t apply.

  7. Marco Lancaster
    May 12, 2016

    Was interested on this one before, but now I pass…

    Edit: 馃槢 ignore

    • Theis Bregnballe
      May 12, 2016

      You are aware that this phone still has a 3.5 mm head jack, right?

    • MUG3NHC
      May 12, 2016

      Probably TLDR;)

    • Guest
      May 12, 2016

      why ? wth man … give em a chance !

    • Marco Lancaster
      May 12, 2016

      Oh shit, didn’t saw the last paragraph lol

  8. realjjj
    May 12, 2016

    It doesn’t offer better audio , it just shifts the hardware from the phone to the headphone to enable headphone makers to better rip us off.
    The benefit is that you don’t need to look for a phone with good audio, just headphones with good audio and that’s kinda funny since it makes life harder for phone makers, they have 1 less thing to differentiate with while still needing to do audio for the internal speakers at least.
    Audio over USB should be aimed at other things not headphones but people forget to think sometimes and do really dumb things that are against their own interests.

    • Liisess
      May 13, 2016

      can’t agree more !

  9. jimberkas
    May 12, 2016

    now that makes sense. give people the option, i like it. this phone is sure sounding like a winner. can’t wait til the release!

  10. Allanitomwesh
    May 13, 2016

    If it has both then its fine

    • Tonyle
      May 13, 2016

      yup, it seems has both

      • Allanitomwesh
        May 13, 2016

        But considering how they are still throwing the specsheet around,these phones will be a while before they can be bought.

  11. Allanitomwesh
    May 13, 2016

    If it has both then its fine

    • Liisess
      May 13, 2016

      yup, it seems has both

    • Allanitomwesh
      May 13, 2016

      But considering how they are still throwing the specsheet around,these phones will be a while before they can be bought.

  12. Zealer
    May 13, 2016

    Vernee, please stop lying!!! X20 + 6GB!!!!!

    • Tonyle
      May 13, 2016

      another staff of other brands 馃槈

  13. Zealer
    May 13, 2016

    Vernee, please stop lying!!! X20 + 6GB!!!!!

    • Liisess
      May 13, 2016

      another staff of other brands 馃槈