Networking solutions provider, TP-Link, has announced a new Neffos smartphone in Malaysia and this time, they are calling it a flagship. The device was teased briefly during last year’s IFA and it looks very similar to the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus.
People love to say that imitation is the best form of flattery, but when does a flattering imitation begin to become just someone ripping you off? Where do you draw the line? I don’t know, but Neffos is set to unveil their brand new smartphone — the Neffos N1 — and from the image they’ve sent us, the smartphone looks almost identical to a certain Chinese flagship handset.
TP-Link smartphone brand, Neffos, has introduced a new smartphone that slots below its current Neffos X1 and X1 Max lineup. As the name suggests, the Neffos X1 Lite is their entry-level offering and it runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
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We saw at IFA 2016 that Neffos was going to try their hand at a more premium category of smartphone with their brand new X1 series smartphones. Now, they’re finally launching these devices in Malaysia. Here are the details.
The last time I had my hands on a Neffos smartphone for a full review, I said that the budget smartphone market was a dog-eat-dog world and that it was simply too competitive for what was essentially an average budget smartphone.
TP-Link’s first foray into the smartphone market with their Neffos brand was met with rather lukewarm reception. The devices were decidedly entry-level with plastic bodies and not a lot of horsepower under the hood. They weren’t particularly good value devices here in Malaysia either and that’s crucial when you’re competing in such a competitive segment of the market.
Now, though, TP-Link is taking a different approach with their new smartphone lineup, opting for a more premium build with better internals.
Has it worked?
TP-Link aspires to be a serious contender in the mobile business. Not contented with just making affordable smartphones, they are turning things up a notch by announcing its new Neffos X1 and X1 Max at IFA 2016. These are their first attempt on an all-metal smartphone.