Chinese smartphone vendor, Vernee, has announced that it will take the wraps off of the very first smartphone powered by the MediaTek Helio X30 (MT6799) processor at the MWC 2017 trade show next month in Barcelona, Spain. There’s no confirmation, however, if this particular device will be the much-anticipated Apollo 2, which is expected to be the company’s 2017 flagship. The Vernee Apollo 2 has been rumored in the Chinese tech media heavily in the recent past, and is expected to be launched during the first quarter of this year, so it won’t be a complete surprise if the Apollo 2 does eventually turn out to be the device in question. However, there seems to be no official confirmation from the company about that at this point in time.
MWC 2017 will be held from February 27 to March 3 at the Fira De Barcelona Gran Villa in the historic Spanish city. As far as Vernee’s press conference is concerned, it is scheduled to be held on the very first day at 9 a.m. in the morning, which is when the smartphone in question is expected to be made official. Apart from revealing that the upcoming smartphone will be powered by the Helio X30 SoC, Vernee has remained tight-lipped about the device up until now. So whether this very device will turn out to be the rumored Vernee Apollo 2 remains to be seen, but that's exactly what some reports in the Chinese media seem to be suggesting right now.
Various leaks in the recent past have revealed a few interesting bits about the tech specs of the Vernee Apollo 2. First off, it is expected to be a premium smartphone with an 8GB RAM variant that’s expected to come with 128GB of internal storage. There will apparently also be a more affordable model with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The Vernee Apollo 2 is expected to replace the original, first-generation Vernee Apollo that has a price-tag of around $250 currently in the Chinese market. That device was announced last March, so it will be interesting to see if the company does brings forward the launch date by a couple of weeks to late February to coincide with this year's MWC event.