Vernee Mars shows off the nifty side fingeprint scanner


Vernee Mars

According to the latest research an average user is unlocking his phone roughly about 80 times a day so it makes sense the manufacturers are trying to find an ideal solution for that. Most of the fingeprint enabled phones fall into one of the two main cathegories, either the front scanner below the display or a rear one below the camera lens. But that’s not the way Vernee Mars is going for.

The latest Vernee model is using a side mounted sensor on the right side, because majority of users are right handed. This solution allows it to go really for the thinner and lighter design, but mainly it’s really ergonomical. Personally i really do like the very few side scanner phones released so far so pretty happy with another one to the flock with the Mars.

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Vernee Mars is a phone equipped with 5,5-inch FullHD display, octa-core Helio P10 CPU, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB ROM with expandable option via microSD cards. What’s more there is a 13 Mpix Sony IMX258 sensor rear camera with PDAF, 98 % metal coverage on the back cover, 1 mm ultra thin bezel and 81 % screen-to-body ratio. The 3000 mAh battery supports fast charging and can be charged to 50 % capacity in just 30 minutes.

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The retail price for the Vernee Mars is set at $249.99 but you can get it in the presales for $229.99 for example here. Deliveries should be shipped very soon so if you would be interested in ordering one now is the time. For more info click here and now let’s go to the promised video.

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15 Comments

  1. MattD
    October 2, 2016

    5.5″ fhd screen… Helio p10… 13mpx camera… 3000mah battery… 32gb rom… 3 or 4 gb of ram… Where did I saw those specs before? Oh yeah… Now I remember… I saw them within at least one phone from every smaller brand around! Same thing over and over again! Why should I buy this instead of another identical phone from another brand? It’s getting boring… I can basically predict a review for this one before the thing comes out!

    • loller
      October 2, 2016

      +1
      With all the respect to Vernee, thay cant charge 249$ for this one when you can get Lenovo zuk z2 with sd820, or mi5 32gb, honor 8?

      • G'n'T
        October 2, 2016

        Where are you seeing the Honor 8 at that price? I’ll be lining up for that one..

        • MattD
          October 2, 2016

          Honor 8 in china is 1999 yuan, which is roughly 300$… It’s not exactly the same price, but still too close in every way you look at it!

          • quodvadis
            October 2, 2016

            lol so completely unfeasible for international customers. thanks for showing it to them I guess lol.

            • MattD
              October 3, 2016

              Probably, but most of times compare the official prices is the best thing to do, since resellers usually follow their own prices… And even at european’s price honor 8 is a better deal than vernee mars for a whole lot of reasons!

            • quodvadis
              October 4, 2016

              I don’t really want to defend vernee, but you’re not being fair here as they don’t have “official price” in mainland China.

              Better deal or not is subjective as not everyone needs dual camera. If the two were the only choice I have, I personally would buy the mars for $200 and save the difference toward a mirrorless camera rather than a half-assed one. I won’t buy the mars for $200 though, not the p10 at least.

            • MattD
              October 4, 2016

              You really think a chinese company doesn’t have any kind of market in its mainland?! Every company has its own channels to sell in china! So we should stick to the official price…

              Also, I can understand the “I’d buy a dlsr instead a smartphone with a good camera”, but that’s something everyone is willing to do for whatever reason, and most importantly: honor 8 isn’t just a dual camera, there are a whole lot of reasons making it better than everything vernee has done so far!

            • quodvadis
              October 4, 2016

              watch their conference in china, they only have the price in usd.

              like what? your usage pattern *might* make it a necessity (though I’d like to see some concrete examples) but the only thing I see that’s better than a phone with decently good cpu, gpu and ram is the camera.

            • MattD
              October 4, 2016

              Flawless build quality with high quality control, smooth ui with lots of features and constant otas to fix almost every bug, at least 1 major release granted (now it’s 2 whole years granted apparently), official warranty, unmatched signal reception… Probably I’m missing something else, but overall that’s not something to ignore so easily I think!

            • quodvadis
              October 4, 2016

              “features” is a meaningless babble unless you specify them. flawless is questionable since there should be some people who don’t get theirs “flawless” out of box (simply the nature of manufacturing process), just like with every phone and personally, I have no problem at all with apollo lite’s build quality. constant otas might be a plus for some but I rather have less updates but with rock-solid rom and as far as I can see, it’s fulfilled with apollo lite at least. (note: I’m still trying to sell mine, but I’m not in a hurry nor would it be problematic if no one bought it. I really like the blazing fast rom, far cry from xiaomi’s miui, but not the shape).

              I guess it’s easier to outright mock something you haven’t even experienced yourself.

      • MattD
        October 2, 2016

        Yep, exactly! I didn’t comment about that because that’s the usual practice we’ve seen during the last year: the announced price is never the actual price…

      • quodvadis
        October 2, 2016

        not defending vernee as I think this phone is overpriced. but those fast and hot processors are not worth the pathetic storage. but hey, if it suffices your phone usage pattern, go for it.

  2. Tony Halls
    October 2, 2016

    Even at the presale price, the specs are pathetic.

  3. October 6, 2016

    “our idea is unique because we copied Sony with our finger print scanner instead of Apple”