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Vernee Apollo 2 to feature Helio X30 deca-core SoC & 8GB of RAM

Apollo 2

Chinese smartphone maker Vernee announced at CES this year that it will be announcing the first MediaTek Helio X30-powered smartphone in February this year. More details on the smartphone surfaced online today, courtesy of leakster Roland Quandt.

The Helio X30 is going to be MediaTek’s flagship mobile chipset for the year, utilizing a tri-cluster deca-core design like the Helio X20 and X25 SoCs released last year. Like the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset from Qualcomm, the Helio X30 is also going to be manufactured on a 10nm process, so it should be very efficient. In terms of graphics, the chipset integrates the IMG 7XTP-Mt4 GPU, which packs quite a punch. Unlike previous flagship MediaTek SoCs, the Helio X30 will be on par with flagship SoCs from Qualcomm, Samsung, and Huawei in terms of overall performance.

Coming to the Apollo 2, the smartphone is expected to be available in two versions. The first version will come with 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB of onboard memory, while the other one will be equipped with 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 128GB of onboard memory. As expected from a flagship smartphone, the Apollo 2 will also feature a Quad HD resolution display. The bezels on the Apollo 2 appear to be impressively thin as well, just not in the same league as the Xiaomi Mi Mix or the upcoming LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8.

Source: Roland Quandt

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