Chinese telecommunications firm TP-Link jumpstarted its smartphone brand, created last year, with a couple of unoffensive smartphones at IFA Berlin.
The Neffos X1 and X1 Max have come out to play and, like everyone else, they’ve come in the form of subtly-curved, tapered-thin, all-metal beasts. Slim 0.6mm bezels frame the 2.5D glass on top of it, adding up to a 76 percent screen-to-body ratio. Both devices have back-mounted fingerprint sensors for 0.2-second unlocks.
The Neffos phones are pretty middling for a debutante at the world’s weirdest technology trade show, but we’ll give you the skinny anyways:
|Component||Neffos X1||Neffos X1 Max|
|Screen size||5 inches||5.5 inches|
|Resolution||1280 x 720||1920 x 1080|
|Pixel density||294 ppi||403 ppi|
|SoC||MediaTek Helio P10||MediaTek Helio P10|
|Speed||4 x 1.8GHz / 4 x 1GHz||4 x 1.8GHz / 4 x 1GHz|
|Storage||16GB/32GB (+microSD)||32GB/64GB (+microSD)|
|Camera||13-megapixel rear (Sony IMX258) / 5-megapixel front||13-megapixel rear (Sony IMX258) / 5-megapixel front|
|Battery||2250mAh||3000mAh (fast charge: 50% in 30 mins.)|
|OS||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.1||Bluetooth 4.1|
|SIM type||Dual-SIM (Nano/Nano)||Dual-SIM (Nano/Nano)|
|Dimensions||142 x 71 x 7.95mm / ???g||153 x 76 x 7.75mm / ???g|
Europe will see these phones (in “cloudy grey” and “sunrise gold”) go on sale starting later this quarter with the Neffos X1 starting at €199 and the Neffos X1 Max at €249.
As far as we know, TP-Link doesn’t have the massive media or consumer-end product bundling capabilities asLeEco does, so we’ll have to see if this ends up being a breakout moment or flash in the pan.