TP-LINK smartphones? Unheard of, at least to me. I've grown up with TP-LINK's superb networking products, so when I heard they are entering the smartphone market in Malaysia with the introduction of its entry-level phone, the Neffos C5L and its mid-range phone, the Neffos C5, I just had to attend the launch at The Bee, Publika recently. The release of these smartphones marks the company’s global direction to provide customers a truly seamless mobile experience under its Neffos brand (Neffos C5 Live Fun)
|TP-LINK Launches New Smartphones In Malaysia - Neffos C5 & Neffos C5L|
Launched at The Bee, Publika, it was a rather straight forward launch. The new smartphones were launched at an engaging media and bloggers meet where the audience were given an opportunity to interact with the products and its various features.
|TP-LINK Neffos smartphones launched|
“As one of the world’s leading providers of office and home networking products, TP-LINK endeavours to constantly develop award-winning products that offer a complete range of networking solutions. We realised that with the current accumulation of technology in the communication industry, there is a strong need to provide customers with more than just networking solutions and offer them a unique digital experience that enables them to have a seamless connection with their devices. We are the leading name in the Malaysian networking space for WLAN products. This position reflects TP-LINK’s confidence to enter the mobile market in Malaysia with the launch of our Neffos smartphones,” said Jeffrey Chao, Chairman, TP-LINK.
|(From left to right) Wayne Zhang, Product Manager, Mobile Phone Division, TP-Link Malaysia; Robert Hu, Regional Manager of Asia-Pacific and Middle East Africa (MEA), Neffos; Hugo Cai, Country Manager, TP-Link Distribution Sdn. Bhd.|
Speaking at the launch, Robert Hu, Regional Manager of Asia-Pacific and Middle East & Africa (AP&MEA), Neffos said,
“At Neffos, we aim to provide smartphones that couple smart technology with stylish design to complement a variety of lifestyles. We are introducing our new smartphones today starting with the Neffos C5 series, which feature stunning displays, powerful processors and fast 4G LTE technology.
|Introducing the Neffos C5L, entry level smartphone|
|Neffos C5, mid-range smartphone|
The features of the phone would resonate with needs of today’s generation that places high importance in capturing moments, instant-uploads and contemporary technology. We feel our understanding of this industry, will help us continue to introduce more products in the future that will be in sync with the growing needs of our customers.”
|It was fun getting to touch and play with the functions of TP-LINK's new smartphones, the Neffos C5 and C5L, at the launch event.|
Handling the smartphones in my hands, I'm satisfied with the build quality of the Neffos C5 and C5L, feeling substantial and rather weighty. It was a hands on experience during the event, but with the limited time I had, I'm pretty amazed at the display screen and speed. Check out the product details below. My comprehensive review will come in subsequent blog posts, once I take home one for a longer period of time.
|Substantial smartphone in the hand|
|It doesn't feel too thick either.|
Life-like Viewing Experience
The Neffos C5 is equipped with a 5.0-inch HD 1280 X 720 IPS display and the Neffos C5L boasts a 4.5-inch FWVGA display that puts them at the pinnacle of cinematic mobile viewing. Consumers can now immerse themselves in a colourful new world that is brighter, sharper and more defined than ever before.
|Bright, crisp display|
Get More Done With Seamless Multitasking
The Neffos C5 and C5L is powered by a MTK MT6735 4x Cortex-A53 1.3GHz processor and a Qualcomm MSM8909 ARM Cortex-A7 1.1 GHz (Snap Dragon 210) processor respectively, which is designed to provide an uncompromised mobile experience. Packed with 16GB of ROM and 2GB of RAM, the Neffos C5 allows users to seamlessly switch between multiple applications on the move, while the Neffos C5L is equipped with 1 GB of RAM, 8GB of ROM and 32 GB of expandable SD memory, so that users can easily manage and keep their files, apps and entertainment.
|It's a fast phone|
Both the Neffos C5 and Neffos C5L are equipped with an 8MP rear camera that allows users to capture their favourite moments in perfect detail. The smartphones also come with front-facing cameras – a 5MP front camera with a wide-angle lens for the Neffos C5 and a 2MP front camera for the Neffos C5L – that enables users to take more epic selfies with their loved ones.
|Perfect for selfies and we-fies with the 5MP front camera with a wide-angle lens|
Combined with a highly customized Android 5.1, the Neffos C5 also uses smart technology to simplify one’s life with a personalized interface, providing natural, colourful, effortless operation.
Enjoy Mobile On Your Own Terms
Consumers can experience complete mobile freedom, keeping separate work and personal numbers with its Dual SIM Dual Standby function. This allows users to subscribe to different mobile plans at the same time, as well as connect to networks around the world. Dual sim functions have become and integral part of our lives now. We are so busy nowadays that one smartphone no longer suffice, hence smartphones with dual sim capabilities are much sought after.
|Robert Hu, Regional Manager of Asia-Pacific and Middle East Africa (MEA), Neffos and a model showing off the new Neffos C5 and C5L smartphones at the launch event.|
Availability and Pricing
The Neffos C5 and Neffos C5L will be available in pearl white and dark grey, starting at RM539 and RM 359 respectively from Lazada Malaysia on 12 April 2016. That's next week my friends. Be sure to stalk out Lazada Malaysia's page for good deals. For more product information, check out their official website at http://www.neffos.com