Vernee Apollo is world’s first VR flagship based on MTK platform

Vernee Apollo

Vernee have been dancing around the release of their Vernee Apollo flagship for quite a while, first information dates way back. But seems like the wait should be finally over, because according to insider Vernee sources the phone should be launched by the end of November.

Since the days of the first informations the hardware train didn’t stop and wait so now the Apollo doesn’t look as cutting edge as before, but still it can be a damn solid model if they manage to keep the usual reasonable pricing. They are calling it a “world’s first VR flagship on Mediatek platform” and to back up such a claim it’s going to be equipped with Helio X25 chipset clocked at 2.5 GHz, Mali-T880 GPU, 5,5-inch 2K resolution display with 541 ppi, 64 GB of eMMC 5.1 storage and 21 Mpix Sony IMX230 sensor for the main camera.

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So far no official word for pricing and only a vague promise of December shipping date of the actual phone packages. Let’s hope for the best, with their previous models Vernee more or less delivered on their promises so we shoudl expect the same this time too.

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  1. Lukas
    November 19, 2016

    too late

    • Luciano
      November 24, 2016

      Hi, I have seen your comment on review for the Redmi 4 Prime. I am also interested to get the Redmi 4 Prime. Of course the system
      is not optimized but I guess that after regular updates the device will
      get better. Zuk Z2 offers great hardware but the ROM is buggy and the
      support is close to zero. That’s the reason why the price of the device
      declined a few months after the release.
      I could get the Redmi 4
      Prime on Ibuygou at 152€ using a coupon, I am tired of waiting for the
      perfect device. I am a bit hesitating because of the sound quality of
      the speaker. According to the review here, the sound from the 3.5mm jack
      is better than the speaker which is fine for me. Regarding the speaker,
      maybe with updates it will get better. It is not possible to have
      everything at 150€. There are better options out there but I don’t want
      to spend more money.

  2. ЗлаяЗая
    November 19, 2016

    Really too late

  3. Marius Cirsta
    November 19, 2016

    I have a phone with the X20 and the GPU is quite slow. The chipset itself has plenty of CPU power but it has a weak GPU so I wouldn’t recommend it for VR.

    • Marco Lancaster
      November 19, 2016

      And running a 2K screen GPU will have less available power.

    • Assefa Hanson
      November 20, 2016

      What phone is that? The x20 GPU looks capable to me unless when you say its not 60fps, cause I see the x20 run 40 fps at minimum which is acceptable in my opinion at this price range or maybe the x20 just needed more.cores

    • November 21, 2016

      Definitely not the best for VR, I totally agree.

  4. E8hffff
    November 19, 2016

    With the delays I hope they’ve dropped the price. Needs a revamp.

  5. johala02
    November 21, 2016

    It might coming around at the same timeframe as the new OnePlus 3t. So I suppose thats a good timing. If it will not be overpriced I suppose Vernee can have a hit with this modell.
    And it got MediaTek x25 not the x20.

  6. Quase 1 Hardware
    November 23, 2016

    Fala galera, pra quem quer adquirir esse Vernee Apollo Lite, segue um vídeo do Unboxing e Review dela.