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Neffos X1 and X1 Max help TP-Link break the ice at IFA 2016

Neffos X1 and X1 Max help TP-Link break the ice at IFA 2016

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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.

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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
Screen type LCD LCD
Resolution 1280 x 720 1920 x 1080
Pixel density 294 ppi 403 ppi
SoC MediaTek Helio P10 MediaTek Helio P10
Type Octa-core Octa-core
Speed 4 x 1.8GHz / 4 x 1GHz 4 x 1.8GHz / 4 x 1GHz
GPU Mali-T860MP2 Mali-T860MP2
RAM 2GB/3GB 3GB/4GB
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
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
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.

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