William Li, the chief executive of Chinese electric vehicle brand Nio, recently provided an update about the company’s smartphone devices in the firm’s users chat group, according to IThome. Nio smartphones are comparable with Android flagship devices and are more than sufficient to serve as users’ backup devices to their iPhones, Li said. The upcoming smartphone boasts good basic performance including heat dissipation, power efficiency, and standby time, he added. However, he also mentioned that certain minor features might not meet everyone’s expectations as anticipated. In July of this year, Nio obtained permission to distribute its N2301 phone model from the China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. [IThome, in Chinese]