The latest flagship chipset from MediaTek is the Helio X30, but as at the time of this writing, there is no smartphone that is powered by this chipset.
According to the latest reports, the lack of a MediaTek Helio X30 powered smartphone in the market won’t be for long. In fact, in two weeks’ time there will be a new Vernee Apollo 2 smartphone based on this chipset. In addition to being the first smartphone to be powered by this flagship processor, the smartphone will also join the likes of ASUS ZenFone AR in becoming the first smartphone to ship with a monstrous 8GB of RAM.
In case you didn’t know, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 will not be the only smartphone processors made by the 10nm process. The new MediaTek Helio X30 is also part of the 10nm process family, but the chipset will still keep the deca-core design used on the Helio X25.
Vernee is the company behind not only Apollo, but also the Thor smartphone brand and is based in China. With the introduction of the Apollo 2 smartphone, Vernee will join the elites in shipping a device that has the highest-end hardware configuration of 2017. The high-end 8GB RAM and 128GB storage option will also be backed by another 6GB RAM and 64GB storage option.
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The Vernee Apollo 2 comes to succeed last year’s Apollo, which came in with a 5.5-inch QHD screen alongside a MediaTek Helio X20 processor and 6GB RAM running the show. As you can see, the internal specs of the phone are set to be upped, but there should be no changes to the display specs. The good side of using a MediaTek Helio X30 processor inside the Apollo 2 is that the phone can easily support dual-lens cameras of up to 28MP alongside 4K video recording of up to 30fps.
Other specs of the Vernee Apollo 2 are not yet known, but the phone should be unveiled at the upcoming MWC 2017 event in Barcelona, which Vernee Global has already confirmed its attendance.