Vernee is a relatively young China-based company. Despite the fact this company hasn’t been around for that long, they’ve already introduced some really interesting handsets, like the Vernee Apollo and Vernee Thor. That being said, one of their upcoming handsets, the Vernee Apollo 2, had been mentioned a couple of days ago in a rumor. That rumor stated that the device might ship in both Snapdragon 830 and Helio X30 variants. Well, let’s just say that half of that rumor was accurate, as we just got an official confirmation from the company, read on.
Vernee reached out to us to confirm that their upcoming flagship will ship with MediaTek’s Helio X30 64-bit deca-core processor on the inside. MediaTek had introduced this SoC last month, and it seems like the Vernee Apollo 2 might become the first smartphone to ship with this SoC. We’re still not sure what specs to expect on the Vernee Apollo 2, but the Vernee Apollo is a very powerful smartphone which comes with 4GB of RAM, Helio X25 SoC, a 21-megapixel camera, etc. So, based on Vernee Apollo’s specs, we can presume that its successor will also ship with a QHD display, and chances are it will utilize 6GB of RAM. The Vernee Apollo 2 will be made out of metal, and you can expect to see a fingerprint scanner on its back.
Now, as far as the Helio X30 SoC is concerned, this is quite a capable processor. MediaTek’s product manager said that the Helio X30 will be the first SoC to be made using a 10nm process. While we’re still looking at a 64-bit deca-core processor here which will utilize a three cluster setup. This SoC will ship with two Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.8GHz, four Cortex-A53 cores running at 2.3GHz and four Cortex-A35 cores clocked at 2.0GHz. This chip will also come with the PowerVR 7XT quad-core SoC, and is expected to launch next year. This means that the Vernee Apollo 2 won’t see the light of day for at least a few more months, you can expect this phone to launch in the first quarter of next year.