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 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
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
  • Holy nexus 5!!!!
  • Also a bit like the LG G3 :0
  • that last one is perfect copy of LG G3....
  • Same exact thought.. Does look exactly like a G3 Posted via the Android Central App
  • If they do as well with cell phones as they do with consumer grade network gear these phones should be great.. Posted via my Motorola Startac
  • Those SoC's all look a bit under powered for 2016, I hope pricing is reflected appropriately for a disposable phone. Posted via the Android Central App
  • ALL phones with EMBEDDED batteries are disposable. ALL phones with removable batteries are NOT disposable. - Note 3 (and potential LG V10 user here.)
  • I don't care how it looks like, If is cheaper then I can try it.. Since I can't afford Samsung Galaxy Phones Posted via the Android Central App
  • Tp link is inese drunk
  • Lg g3 right there ,even the positioning of the tp link logo is similar to LG's placing Posted via the Android Central App