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About this project

About us

We are Mana. We created a smartphone that comes with the newest hardware and a premium looking design so it will fit all your needs. Because no one else was making exactly what we wanted, we decided to do it ourselves. This is the phone we want, and we think you'll want it too. Powerfull. Clean. Pure. And, designed by users for users. Now we need you and your help. Help us to make the V1 reality now.

The V1 is OEM but improved

While we wanted to create our very own smartphone we didn't achieve this completely. We partnered up with Shapeprototype to create an OEM phone with an existing design. However, we improved the PCB and the design itself so it will be our own.

Design rights and the rights to use pictures have been paid to Qiku and Ulefone. Please understand that this is an OEM (Original equipment manufacturer) device, so the designs of two phones have been mixed and used to create the V1.

 

 

 

The first prototype we created
The first prototype we created

It's a new kind of fast

Paired with 8GB of RAM the V1 is the first phone EVER that can say it has got more than enough computing power for the next couple of years. Combined with the new Snapdragon 821 it will be a new kind of fast that has never been seen before in a smartphone.

It has almost every feature everyone is asking for

While we were designing the V1 we looked up every complaint we could possible find about existing smartphones. We took this with us into our concept and started drawing. After a few weeks we had a nice concept to start with. 

The final V1 got everything you can possibly ask for such as: Notification leds, QI Charging, Good camera(s), Good battery life, premium materials and that list goes on. We like everything about it and we hope you will do too.

The specs, straight up

We know specs don't say everything. However we know how many people want to see them because it just looks epic, so here you are:

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 
  • Memory: 8GB RAM / 64 GB onboard
  • Screen: 5.5" OLED 2K, 2.5D
  • Rear Camera: 2x 16MP Sony 
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3350 mAh
  • Expandable storage slot
  • Bottom High-definition audio
  • Supersonic fingerprint scanner by Qualcomm
  • Dual Micro SIM
  • NFC support
  • IP68
  • Wireless QI Charging
  • Quick charging 3.0
  • Bluetooth 4.2 LE
  • GPS enabled
  • All GSM frequencies supported
  • Stock Android 6.0 (will be upgraded to 7.0 with OTA)

Why pick us, why now?

We have kept track of Android since the beginning of it's development stage. Over time we gained a lot of experience when it comes to android. We learned how to push systems to their maximum performance and make them perform like a beast.

We invested our own money and time to develop the V1 and we tried to make it a beautiful piece of engineering. (we think we succeeded in that part.)

 

V1 and S7. Testing time!

 

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Premium. With an amazing display

Made out of a strong yet light Magnesium + Aluminium uni-body the V1 feels just like smartphones from other big brands. We combined the highest grade of materials available with new technologies. It’s designed to feel effortless, reducing clutter and increasing usability. The placement of everything is arranged so every port, button and sensor feels harmonious, symmetrical, and makes sense.

 

It is completely bloat free

Because you are the boss of your own phone, we deliver te V1 with zero bloatware. We are a big fan of "the pure Android experience". You won't find a single 3rd party app, just the essentials. Because what's on your phone should always be up to you, not up to us.

You decide with stock Android and an unlocked bootloader

The V1 will be delivered with an unlocked bootloader and open source drivers. You can load Exodus or any other ROM you want, and the V1 will still be under warranty, even if you brick it. We think what you run should be up to you, so we’ve made it as easy as possible for you to customize the V1 by putting stock Android on it. You're the boss and you make the decisions!

 

Mana community

We care about our users, that's why we're creating the Mana community. This will be an online (and offline) open source platform where users and  enthusiasts can find answers related to their questions or where they will be able to ask questions themselves. We are looking forward to hear some good ideas for improvements and new features. Everyone can break barriers, join Mana today.

It is energy efficient

We listened to the users. There are so many complaints about phones which don't last a full day fully charged. That's why we designed Velocity One to be ultra energy efficient. Our CEO, Michael (the guy who started it all) wouldn’t have it any other way.

The V1 manages your power based on what apps you use and it supports Quick Charge 3.0 designed by Qualcomm. The V1 doesn't drain your battery like some other phones would. And with the new and fast Snapdragon 821 with its Hexagon 680 and powerful Kryo cores designed for power and efficiency you can only be more assured to be online all day long.

 Picture Perfect

Life is about sharing. Share your experiences through pictures that engage the senses. The V1 brings to you the very best with its dual 16 MP OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), auto-focus rear camera. Oh, and did we mention that it's capable of taking amazing pictures? Because it does. Well if that wasn't enough we didn't stop there, the front facing 8 MP auto-focus camera allows you to take your selfie game to new heights. So what are you waiting for? Take your best shot!

Listen to this beauty...

Paired with two high quality speakers the V1 will produce amazing sound. We did this because we know how often you want to let someone hear something on your phone but it just doesn't sound as good as it should.  Whether you are listening to your favorite songs and/or watching movies and playing games the sound from the V1 is meant to impress. So grab your popcorn and go watch a movie on your phone! You could get used to that couldn't you?

The team

We are a group of people with a heart for smartphones that teamed up to build the best smartphone existing. We looked at all the phones on the market and felt they didn't have what we really wanted. We set off on a journey to live by the motto of "Break the barriers" and design the future of mobile technologies.

Mike Bonenkamp - is the founder and Co-owner of Mana Velocity Co. Ltd, probably one of the youngest entrepreneurs you know and a guy who looks forward to the future.

Lia Los - is the Co-owner of Mana Velocity Co. Ltd, a woman who gets excited of every new tech gadget.

Carel Los - is counselor at Mana. He advises us how to become a successful brand and gives us a lot of moral support.

Stretch goal!

If we manage to hit €600.000, we will add our special designed Mana premium grade flatcable earplugs. Made out of curved CNC machined aluminium these earplugs will be an amazing accessory to your V1. And as our community grows, together we can make sure that our future products will be designed by you guys! 

The plan

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Risks and challenges

We have been working for the past few years to develop the V1. We are past the designing stages and have agreed with our partner (Shapeprototype) to continue in developing the V1.

Along with building a good smartphone comes challenges and obstacles. Over the past year we have learned a lot from some of our mistakes and brought on some good partners in manufacturing, supply management and project management. We have mitigated against any future delays by securing timelines with our production partners and working closely with our counselors.

While we undoubtedly will face more surprises and challenges on our journey, the Mana team is prepared to take them down one by one! Our goal is to make the highest quality smartphone possible and let the world see that it is actually possible.

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