Zopo Speed 8 launched in India with MediaTek deca-core processor : Price, Specifications, and More
Zopo Mobile, the Chinese smartphone maker, today launched its new flagship smartphone the Speed 8 in India at Rs 29,999. Zopo is touting Speed 8 as the “world’s first Deca-Core Smartphone”. Even before its official launch, the Zopo Speed 8 was seen listed on Amazon India with AdCom as the seller. The Smartphone will be available via both online and offline channels from Wednesday itself.
The Speed 8 was globally launched at MWC 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. The Zopo Speed 8 is a successor to last year’s Speed 7.
Zopo Speed 8 features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display with a pixel density of 400ppi. It is powered by a 64-bit Deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 (MT6797) processor with 4GB RAM, 32GB ROM , and a Mali-T880 MP 4 GPU.
Zopo Speed 8 sports a 21-megapixel auto-focus primary camera with f/2.2 aperture. It supports 2K videos and 2K video recording. The front camera is 8-megapixel, which comes with dual LED flash and f/2.0 aperture.
Zopo Speed 8 comes with the fingerprint scanner and supports NFC. The dual-SIM (Nano-SIM card + Nano-SIM card) smartphone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Charles Bird, Brand Manager, Zopo Mobile said, “The speed of the fingerprint scanner in this device is as good as any other phone out there.”
It is backed by a 3600 mAH battery. It relies on Type-C USB port for charging. The Speed 8’s connectivity options include 4G (with support for Indian LTE bands), Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS/ A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, Micro-USB, and FM radio.
Sensors in this smartphone are – the Light sensor, Distance sensor, Accelerometer, Geomagnetic sensor, Gyroscope. Available in Black and White, it measures 152.5×76.35×9.8mm and weighs in at 164 grams.
Announcing the launch at a press conference, Kevin Xu, Founder Zopo brand, commented, “The smartphone market in India is going through a cut-throat competition of sorts and relevance and technology innovation dictates what is here to stay. There is no place for ‘me toos’ in the market. Keeping today’s smart, discerning and technology savvy millennial in mind, we design our smartphones and make sure they are at par with contemporary trends and at the same time, they are futuristic as well. India is a strategic market for us and we are in India, for India. With this overriding commitment at our core, we launched the sophisticated Zopo Speed 8 here.”
“With a Deca-Core processor, Speed 8 does not have a competition in the market, it is the first phone of its kind. The pricing of the phone in India is similar to its price in Spain, where Zopo is a very popular brand, ” said Saahib Bhatia, Associate Manager Operations of Adcom.