After launching Apollo and Thor, Vernee has now officially announced the Vernee Mars, an affordable smartphone with top of the line specifications. It is an unlocked phone, which is compatible with most telecom networks around the world and is now selling via Gearbest globally.
The Vernee Mars is available in Gold and Gray color variants and is normally priced at $249.99, however it is currently priced at $229.99 on Gearbest as part of the pre-sale offer. This offer will last till October 7. Also, if you put in “vernee8mars” discount code during checkout, you’ll get another $30 discount and thus the device can be purchased for just $199.99. Check out the promotional page here. The device will start shipping from October 24 and its price will go back to $249.99 from October 8.
The e-commerce portal from China delivers in most countries with free shipping. However, you could also expedite the shipping by paying nominal charges and get it within 3-7 business days. Lets have a look at the specifications and features of the device.
Vernee Mars Specifications
The Vernee Mars features a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD in-cell IPS display, which is protected by 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and has ultra-thin 1mm bezel. The display has a screen-to-body ratio of 81% and 95% NTSC. It has 178-degree viewing angle and 1000:1 contrast ratio. It is powered by a 2.0 GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 64-bit processor along with Mali-T860 GPU. It has 4 GB of RAM and comes with 32 GB of internal memory (eMMC 5.0), which can be expanded up to 128 GB via microSD card. It runs on stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out of the box.
The Mars rocks a 13 megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, Sony IMX258 sensor, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF). It can record Full HD 1080p videos. On the front, there is a 5 megapixel front facing camera with a Samsung sensor for selfies and video calling. It sports a 360-degree pressure sensitive side-mounted fingerprint sensor at the back, which unlocks the smartphone under 0.1 seconds. It supports Hybrid Dual SIM (micro + nano / microSD card) with dual standby mode, comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack and FM Radio. The body is made up of aluminium alloy (6000 series), which is 7.6 mm thick and weighs 161 grams.
The Mars includes 4G LTE (FDD-LTE : 800/1800/2100/2600 MHz), 3G (WCDMA : 900/2100 MHz), 2G (GSM : 850/900/1800 MHz), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.0, USB Type-C (supports lossless digital music), USB OTG and GPS as connectivity options. The phablet packs in a 3,000 mAh Li-Po built-in battery (non-removable) under the hood which supports Vernee’s Charge 9V / 1.5A quick-charing (fast charging). It charges the device up to 50% in just 30 minutes. It comes with a lot of sensors including ambient light sensor, gravity sensor, gyroscope, hall sensor and proximity sensor.
The Vernee Mars box contains Cell Phone (1), Power Adapter (1), USB Cable (1), User Manual (1) and SIM Needle (1).