TP-LINK launches Neffos smartphone brand with C5 series smartphones

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.

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CategoryNeffos C5LNeffos C5Neffos NC Max
Display4.5-inch FWVGA (854 x 480) IPS5-inch HD (1280 x 720) IPS5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS
Processor1.1GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 210 processorAdreno 304 GPU1.3 GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MT6735 64-bit processorMali-T720 MP2 GPU1.3 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6753 64-bit processorMali-T720 MP3 GPU
Internal Storage8GB16GB16GB
External StoragemicroSD up to 32GBmicroSD up to 32GBmicroSD up to 32GB
Rear Camera8MP rear with LED Flash8MP rear with LED Flash13MP ƒ/2.0 aperture with dual-LED flash
Front Camera2MP5MP5MP
Dimensions136 × 67.7 × 10.15mm144 × 72 × 8.8mm152 × 76 × 8.95mm
Weight154 grams141 grams147 grams

Neffos C5 Max

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.

Abhishek Baxi