Vestel Venus Z20 vs iPhone: Turkey and the United States have not had the best diplomatic relations lately. In fact, an economic war between former allies has begun, with the United States imposing customs duties on some Turkish products.
In response, Turkish President Reycep Teyepp Erdogan has asked to boycott various US electronics products, especially the Apple iPhone.
Reycep Teyepp Erdogan told CNBC: "If they have an iPhone, there is Samsung on the other side. We also have our own phones. We will produce enough for ourselves. We have to make better goods than we import. ”
Reycep Teyepp Erdogan stressed in particular a domestic company, Vestel Venus, which, although not internationally recognized, is a giant in Turkey. Its parent company, Vestel, is the largest technology company in Turkey.
From a plant in the west of the country, called Vestel City, produces a great deal of products, from smartphones and TVs, to washing machines and refrigerators. Many of them are exported internationally, but they use different names, such as Electra and Servis.
Vestel mainly manufactures low-priced phones, which is very reasonable in a country where the minimum monthly wage is just below $ 300.
The top phone available today by the company is Vestel Venus Z20, which was released this year, and costs about $ 280.
The Vestel Venus Z20 has a 5,65 F FHD display with an 18: 9 aspect ratio. It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 octa-core processor, which comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The operating system it uses is Android 8.1 Oreo. It also has two rear cameras 16 + 5MP and one front with automatic camera at 5MP.
Vestel Venus Z20 is (on paper at least) a fairly decent phone. What we do not know is whether it persuades Apple's friends to buy it.
But is it possible to boycott the companies of Western technology? Too many of the key ingredients used in smartphones come from American companies such as Qualcomm.
Turkey may, of course, boycott Apple, but the country's money will continue to drive the pockets of US technology companies. If not Cupertino, then Qualcomm.