Chinese smartphone startup revealed that the Vernee Apollo Lite is adopting Samsung's S5K3P3 16MP CMOS.
Vernee announced that the Apollo Lite would be joining its flagship Vernee Apollo smartphone last month. The Vernee Apollo Lite will run on the MediaTek Helio X20 10-core CPU, but offer less storage with 32GB and lower RAM with 4GB. The Vernee Apollo features 128GB of storage. The lower storage is reflected in the price for the Apollo Lite.
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The Vernee Apollo Lite will adopt the Samsung's S5K3P3 16MP CMOS as rear camera. The Samsung S5K3P3 image sensor has the smallest pixel size so far with only 1.0μm. And the thickness of the S5K3P3 is 5mm. Its core ISOCELL technology offers High ISO performance making it ideal for low-light image capture.
A week ago Vernee unveiled that the screen of the Apollo Lite comes from Sharp. The Vernee Apollo Lite features a 5.5-inch Sharp IGZO display. The Sharp IGZO technology is hailed as offering better image quality at lower power consumption.
The Vernee Apollo Lite has an announced price-tag of $199.99. Considering the top shelf components this is a steal. The pice is $200 less than the Apollo, whihc features 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM. The features of the Apollo Lite include Helio X20 (MT6797), 5.5-inch FHD Arc screen, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, 16MP camera, 5MP front camera, USB-C, Dual-SIM and Android 6.0.
The $399.99 Vernee Apollo features in contrast include Helio X20 10-core CPU and comes with over the top configuration including 5.5 inch 2k high definition display, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage and 21.0MP Sony IMX230 rear camera.
The Apollo Lite was supposed to ship this month, but has now been delayed to June.
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Vernee has started to sell the Thor smartphone. It is available at a discount right now selling for $99.99 instead of $119.99. The Vernee Thor runs on a 8-core MediaTek MT6753 1.3GHz CPU, 3GB RAM and 16GB storage. The company announced recently that over 20,000 have ordered a Thor smartphone.