Vernee Thor E is a budget phone with fake E Ink mode for longer battery life

E Ink displays are easier to read outdoors than full-color LCD or OLED displays, and they use less power. But they have slower screen refresh rates, which is why you often find E Ink screens in eBook readers, but rarely in smartphones. But Chinese phone maker Vernee has a phone with a fake E Ink mode […]

OXI ROM: Use Android phones like desktops (with an external display)

Jide’s Remix Singularity isn’t the only project to turn Android phones into desktop computers. French company Auxens recently released an preview version of a new Android-based operating system called OXI. Here’s the idea: OXI lets you use your smartphone or tablet like a normal mobile device, with all apps running in full-screen windows. Or you can […]

Vernee Apollo 2 smartphone: Up to 8GB RAM, Helio X30 CPU

Chinese phone maker Vernee’s next smartphone will be available with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, making the Vernee Apollo 2 one of the first phones to feature more than 6GB of RAM. It’s also expected to be one of the first to ship with a MediaTek Helio X30 deca-core processor. Update: […]

Vernee Apollo Lite is a $200, deca-core phone with 4GB of RAM (for China)

Vernee is a relatively new player in the Chinese smartphone space, but he company made a bit of a splash in March by introducing the Vernee Apollo. The $400 smartphone features 6GB of RAM, a 5.5 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel display, and 128GB of storage. It has a Helio X20 deca-core processor. Looking for something a […]