MWC-bound Vernee Apollo 2 to be first with Helio X30, 8GB RAM

13 February 2017
The device will be in two versions - 6GB RAM + 64 GB internal storage and 8GB RAM + 128 GB internal storage.

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  • Zero

Wait... isn't Xiaomi the first one who will launch the Mi6 Mediatek Version?

So... what happened? Or Xiaomi is losing again their edge and they are losing against even Vernee?

Elephone with MTK Helio X30 and the Meizu one are near to appear... what the heck Xiaomi?

  • AnonD-523334

Anonymous, 13 Feb 2017Mediatek is using stock ARM cores (A73) so I expect beating Snap... moreThere are many things except cores. Network chip, image processing, graphics processor etc which are crap in MT and best in SD. And also, kryo are superior to A73 for ur kind knowledge

  • AnonD-523334

Anonymous, 13 Feb 2017Bad choice to go with Mediatek. The only innovation here are the... moreWhat? Innovation?

  • Anonymous

Htc & sony were waiting for this ..

  • Anonymous

Only when I see a performance comparison, not benchmarks, will I begin believe Mediatek is capable of making decent chipsets. Until then, Mediatek fanboys are supporting a cheap, underwhelming and bad quality product.

  • AnonD-632062

Anonymous, 13 Feb 2017According to Anandtech, Snapdragon 835 uses semi-custom Cortex-A... moreYes, Mr. Anonymous and that semi-custom core in the SD 835 is called the Kryo 280, unlike the fully custom Kryo in SD 820.

  • AnonD-632062

Anonymous, 13 Feb 2017It's terrible, just check its per Mhz performance in Geekbench, ... moreNo. You can check GSMA mobile chipset guide.

True, a single A73 (in Kirin 960, which is newer) is slightly better than the one year old Kryo, but Kryo>A72. If you must compare A73, you must do it with the to-be-released Kryo 280 in SD 835.

BTW, what is your gold standard? Mediatek? HiSilicon?

  • Anonymous

AnonD-632062, 13 Feb 2017Nope! Snapdragon 835 will utilize Kryo and Cortex A53 to form an... moreAccording to Anandtech, Snapdragon 835 uses semi-custom Cortex-A72 as performance core

  • Anonymous

AnonD-632062, 13 Feb 2017WHAT?! Sure, the A73 is pretty awesome, but the custom Kryo core... moreIt's terrible, just check its per Mhz performance in Geekbench, SpecInt and linux suites. It loses in all when compared to A73 even when compared to A72. It's IPC is close to Cortex A57.

Qualcomm is not that good at making CPUs (similarly krait CPUs had IPC close to cortex A9 all the while the market was full with cortex A15 and even A57 at some point).

  • Anonymous

Cann't play GTA6 anyway with 8GB of RAM, useless just like 4K lcd on mobile phone. Btw good marketing

  • AnonD-632062

Anything notice something odd with that weirdly-space UI on the Apollo smartphone?!

  • AnonD-632062

Roy, 13 Feb 2017I don't think SD 835 will be using custom Kyro cores.Nope! Snapdragon 835 will utilize Kryo and Cortex A53 to form an octa-core chipset.

  • AnonD-632062

Anonymous, 13 Feb 2017Mediatek is using stock ARM cores (A73) so I expect beating Snap... moreWHAT?! Sure, the A73 is pretty awesome, but the custom Kryo core is anything but terrible!

  • AnonD-510098

Had a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Mediatek).... and it used to get hot very quick. Sold it after a week.

Anyone know if Vernee have decent cameras?

  • Anonymous

it will not have good optimized rom.

  • Roy

Anonymous, 13 Feb 2017Mediatek is using stock ARM cores (A73) so I expect beating Snap... moreI don't think SD 835 will be using custom Kyro cores.

  • AnonD-450518

Specs wise this will be my next dream phone, but still it depends on built quality too. MediaTek Helio X30 is almost there if not at par with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 already, sceptics will troll.

  • Anonymous

Expecting snapdragon fanboys to bash mediatek. :).

  • Yaara

Anonymous, 13 Feb 2017Bad choice to go with Mediatek. The only innovation here are the... moreGPU wise. I agree. it's TERRIBLE and underwhelming. but on the CPU department. they are quite good. go do some research before you claim stuff.

  • Yaara

Anonymous, 13 Feb 2017Mediatek is using stock ARM cores (A73) so I expect beating Snap... morePerhaps geekbench wise it WILL beat the SD835. but Antutu sums up ALL the components. I believe there will be a tiny difference between them. (as I recall the scores. the Helio X30 gets an avarage 165k Pts with 4 GB ram. so I guess with a whopping 8 it'll strike 190.
FOR COMPARING. Snapdragon 835 gets 210k with just 4...
GEEKBENCH scores:
S.C. 2103/M.C. 6400 for Helio
for Snapdragon 1996/5998
and I work in Mediatek. so trust me on that.