Vernee to Unveil World’s First Helio X30 Powered Smartphone at MWC 2017; Is it Apollo 2?

by Anvinraj Valiyathara 4

Vernee has confirmed that it will be present at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 to unveil its upcoming flagship that will be powered by MediaTek MT6799 Helio X30 chipset.

The Chinese company has confirmed that it will be unleashing its next flagship at MWC 2017 at booth number 7G60. The Helio X30 chipset is the most powerful SoC from MediaTek. Vernee could possibly unveil world’s first smartphone running on the next generation MediaTek SoC.

Rumors have it that Vernee’s next flagship will come in 6 GB /8 GB RAM variants along with 64 GB and 128 GB storage sizes. However, there is no confirmation whether the Vernee Apollo 2 will be announced at MWC 2017 as the world’s  first Helio X30 powered smartphone.

Vernee MWC 2017

In September 2016, MediaTek had announced three chipsets, Helio P20, Helio P25 and Helio X30. Among these, the Helio X30 is designed to power flagship devices while others are pegged to drive midrange smartphones.

The Helio X30 is a 10nm SoC that features a deca-core processor. It features two Cortex A73 processors working a 2.8 GHz. The four Cortex A53 processors run at 2.2 GHz and the other four Cortex A35 processor have a clocking speed of 2 GHz

It includes IMG 7XTP-Mt4 GPU working at 820 MHz. It can support 4 GB to a max of 8 GB RAM. It also carries support for eMMC 5.1 and UFS 2.1 flash storage.

It can support up to WQXA display that offers a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. It supports up to 28-megapixel (Dual ISP) camera, 4K video shooting at 30 fps and Ultra HD video playback.

Related: Is Vernee Apollo 2 the first Helio X30 powered device?

The Vernee Apollo 2 is under the wraps. Since it is expected to feature Helio X30, it may come with features like a quad HD display, 6 or 8 GB of RAM and Android 7.0 Nougat. Previous rumors have also stated a device dubbed as Apollo Pro 2 is under works with Snapdragon 830. However, none of the specs mentioned here for Apollo 2 have been officially confirmed by the Chinese manufacturer.

Apollo is the first flagship from Vernee that was released last year. It features a 5.5-inch quad HD display, Helio X20 SoC, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB storage, 21-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel selfie snapper and 3,180 mAh battery. It is now selling for $249 through flash sale.