TP-LINK, the Chinese company popular for consumer and SMB networking products, has announced a smartphone brand – Neffos – and introduced the Neffos C5 series of smartphones.
The Neffos C5 series is TP-LINK's maiden generation of smartphones and includes three dual-SIM 4G smartphones running Android 5.1: the C5L, C5, and C5 Max.
The entry-level Neffos C5L sports a 4.5-inch FWVGA screen and is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor with 1GB of RAM. The Neffos C5 has a 5-inch HD display and is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor with 2GB of RAM. The high-end Neffos C5 Max packs a 5.5-inch 1080p display and is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor with 2GB of RAM.
According to TP-LINK VP Justin Tu, Neffos is something of an experiment for the company:
Neffos is a new journey for TP-LINK to bring more extension of lifestyle to our users. We expect its performance in global market will provide us references to develop more and better products in the future. The philosophy of 'Smart & Simple' is reflected in all our products that aim to make users' life easier. TP-LINK will continue to build a smart lifestyle.
TP-LINK Neffos C5 series specifications
|Category||Neffos C5L||Neffos C5||Neffos NC Max|
|Display||4.5-inch FWVGA (854 x 480) IPS||5-inch HD (1280 x 720) IPS||5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS|
|Processor||1.1GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 210 processor
Adreno 304 GPU
|1.3 GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MT6735 64-bit processor
Mali-T720 MP2 GPU
|1.3 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6753 64-bit processor
Mali-T720 MP3 GPU
|External Storage||microSD up to 32GB||microSD up to 32GB||microSD up to 32GB|
|Rear Camera||8MP rear with LED Flash||8MP rear with LED Flash||13MP ƒ/2.0 aperture with dual-LED flash|
|Dimensions||136 × 67.7 × 10.15mm||144 × 72 × 8.8mm||152 × 76 × 8.95mm|
|Weight||154 grams||141 grams||147 grams|
The three smartphones will come in Dark Grey and Pearl White colors, and the pricing will be announced closer to the launch, which is expected around the end of Q1 2016.