The brand Vernee is not known to large masses. It has become more or less popular due to the Apollo 2 device unleashed at MWC 2017 earlier this year. One of the reasons why this phone has been talked too much is the 8GB RAM it is packed with. This means Vernee is ambitious and (at least) some of its products can stand out. About a year ago it launched a smartphone that took the world by storm, literally. Probably, you are familiar with the Vernee Thor, a 4G-enabled smartphone with great hardware under the hood. Today we are going to talk about its successor named the Vernee Thor E. The latter comes with a few improvements and deserves your attention. Moreover, it is offered at a discounted price of $96.99 that means you can grab it for a song.
The Vernee Thor E looks like a business smartphone, and it is in some sense. This handset is packed with a 5-inch display at a resolution of 720p, MediaTek MTK6753 octa-core processor running at 1.3GHz, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, 2MP front camera interpolated to 5MP, 8MP rear camera interpolated to 13MP, 5020mAh battery, 4G support, Android 7.0 and so on. Thus we are dealing with a low-end or mid-range handset with a couple of selling points including a large capacity battery and the latest version of Google’s Android operating system. Some will complain about the memory combination, but I guess it’s regular for a low-end device. Just recall the Xiaomi Redmi 4X.
Now about the ‘E’ letter in the title. The Vernee Thor E comes with a fake E Ink mode that should help you get longer battery life when you need it most. Generally, E Ink displays are easier to operate with outdoors than full-color LCD or OLED displays. Plus, they use less power. However, they have slower screen refresh rates. That’s why we can often find E Ink screens in eBook readers. Though the Vernee Thor E has a full-color display, a simple press on the E-ink key on the side of the device will turn the screen into a black and white mode as well as the display brightness will be lowered. That key will also underclock the CPU and GPU, freeze background tasks and restrict notifications. Shortly, a special battery save mode will be activated. So the Thor E will work like it sports an E Ink screen. Obviously, there is no such a screen, but this mode will make the phone last all day even charged at only 20%.
The Vernee Thor E is a great choice for those who want to save battery in extreme cases. Almost all smartphones launched nowadays offer something like that, but it’s done at a software level, and often we can’t activate this or that mode due to low power. The special button on this handset will take all the questions off.