Most of us probably recognize TP-Link as a manufacturer of networking devices. However, recently at IFA the company proved they may also gain some popularity as a smartphone maker by releasing the Neffos X1 and X1 Max. Dressed in Cloud Grey and Sunrise Gold color options both phones are likely to hit the market in the fourth quarter of 2016.
TP-Link expands its smartphone line by two new mid-tier handsets the Neffos X1 and X1 Max. Both devices will be available for purchase later this year.
This is not the first time when TP-Link decided to try their luck in the smartphone industry. Those familiar with the mobile business surely remember when at the beginning of the year the company unveiled three low-to-mid range phones giving foundations to the Neffos line. Today the series consisting of the Neffos C5,C5L and C5 Max receives new members: the Neffos X1 and X1 Max.
When it comes to the overall appearance, the X1 and X1 Max don’t look as they were made by a company making their first steps in the mobile world. Strongly resembling the Axon 7 both smartphones sport a metal body shell with curved back that has stunningly thin sides. In its thinnest part the X1 measures 2.95 mm (7.95 mm in the thickest part), whereas the X1 Max’s profile accounts to 2.75 mm in its thinnest part (7.75 mm in the thickest part). Meanwhile, their front sides are covered with 2.5 D glass edge and Gorilla Glass (sadly, so far of unconfirmed type) – system of display anti-scratch protection found in many premium smartphones. Although both devices feature different sizes of screen panels, they both have the same screen to body ratio of 76 percent.
Moving on to the specs sheet, as the name suggest the Neffos X1 Max is the beefier offering of the duo. It comes with a 5.5-inch full HD screen with 403ppi of pixel density and is driven by an octa-core Helio P10 processor clocked at 2GHz and paired with 3G RAM or 4GB RAM and 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, optionally. In the optics department the phone offers a 13MP primary camera with phase detection autofocus and a 5MP front selfie snapper. The phone’s lights are kept on by a 3,000 mAh battery, which lasts 400 hours on standby mode and 13 hours of phone calls.
The Neffos X1 houses a 5-inch HD display with 294 ppi of pixel density and is powered by an 1.2GHz octa-core Helium 10 processor. As for RAM and ROM variants, the phone will be available in two options: 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB. Kept alive by a 2,250 mAh battery the phone is promised to deliver 300 hours on standby mode and 13 hours of talk time. As for camera parameters, they are identical to those found in the X1 Max.
It’s also worth mentioning that both Neffos phones run Android 6.0 Marshmallow and both are dual-SIM devices with both SIMs supporting 4G LTE fast connectivity.
Discussing the NeffosX1 and X1 Max availability, TP-Link announced that both phones will hit the stores in the fourth quarter of the year priced at $220 and $280, respectively.