In a game of word association, TP-Link wouldn’t be a name many would associate with a smartphone considering how deeply entrenched they are in the modem and router business. So imagine our surprise when we found out they launched not one, but three different smartphones under the brand Neffos.
What’s more, TP-Link will be bringing some of their devices to Malaysia next week.
It seems the pull of taking a slice out of the smartphone market was simply too strong for the computer networking manufacturer to resist. Branded Neffos, TP-Link launched three different Android devices under the Neffos C5 line — the C5L, C5, and C5 Max.
Starting things off is the smallest of them all, the C5L. It’s got a 4.5-inch FWVGA display being powered by a Snapdragon 210 processor with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage. For photos, it gets an 8-megapixel main camera with a 2MP front-facing unit to help out with selfies. Despite the low-end specs, this device will have support for LTE connectivity and a 2,000 mAh battery.
Moving up the pack, we get to the C5. Much more similar to a mid-range device, the C5 packs a 5-inch 720p IPS LCD display on the front. Inside, it’s powered by a MediaTek MT6735 processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. For camera optics, the device gets an 8MP/5MP front and rear camera combo, all powered by a 2,200 mAh battery.
Sitting at the top of the line is the largest C5 Max. It’s got a large 5.5-inch full-HD IPS panel which runs on a MediaTek MT6753 processor and 2GB of RAM plus 16GB of expandable storage. It gets a bump up in the camera department as well, sporting a 13MP/5MP front and rear camera combo. Giving the device juice is a large 3,045 mAh battery.
We’re not entirely sure which Neffos device TP-Link will bring in, but they’re going to launch two new smartphones on the 30th of March which is next Wednesday. In the meantime, you can head on over to their website for more information.
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