TP-Link may be most well known for its wireless networking equipment, but the Chinese company is becoming more and more serious about its mobile efforts too. At IFA TP-Link unveiled two new Neffos smartphones running Android, following the three models it made official back in January.
The new Neffos X1 and Neffos X1 Max share many traits, including their hardware design and metal construction. As is the case more and more often, the main differences between them have to do with size.
The X1 has a 5-inch 720p touchscreen and a 13 MP rear camera with Sony IMX298 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, and a dual-tone LED flash. The selfie unit is a 5 MP affair, while the device is powered by MediaTek's Helio P10 chipset with a 1.8 GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU and Mali-T860 GPU. 4G LTE and dual-sim functionality are baked in, and the fingerprint sensor on the back will reportedly authenticate you in 0.2 seconds. The phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Two versions will be offered, one with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, the other with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal space. In both cases microSD expansion is supported. The X1's dimensions are 142 x 71 x 7.95 mm, and it's got a 2,250 mAh battery.
As you may have inferred from its name, the Neffos X1 Max is the X1's bigger sibling. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p display and a 3,000 mAh battery, and the two hardware versions it will be sold in involve either 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, or 4GB / 64GB respectively. Its dimensions are 152.8 x 76 x 7.75 mm. Every other spec of the Max is identical to the non-Max X1.
Both phones will be available by the end of the year. The Neffos X1 will start at €199, while the Neffos X1 Max will be priced from €249. You'll be able to grab either one in grey or gold.