After entering the Indian market in August last year, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Zopo has today launched its new smartphone called the Speed 8. Touted as the world’s first smartphone with deca-core processor, the Zopo Speed 8 is powered by MediaTek’s flagship Helio X20 10-core processor. Some of the key highlights of the smartphone is its metal frame construction, a fingerprint scanner for biometric authentication and Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out of the box. Also Read - Zopo Flash X1, Flash X2 with Galaxy S8-like 18:9 infinity display launched: Prices, specifications, features
Zopo Speed 8 specifications
It flaunts a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) IPS display and is powered by MediaTek’s 64-bit Helio X20 deca-core chipset (two Cortex A72 cores and eight Cortex A53 cores) paired with 4GB of RAM and Mali-T880 MP4 GPU. The Zopo Speed 8 also features 32GB of built-in storage. Sadly, there is no option to expand it further. Also Read - Zopo Speed X with Niki AI chatbot, dual rear cameras launched, priced at Rs 9,499: Specifications, features
Zopo Speed 8 features
In the photography department, the smartphone sports a 21-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash, PDAF (Sony IMX230 sensor) and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash for selfies and video calling. Also Read - Zopo now offers its products in Noida, Delhi
On the connectivity front, the Zopo Speed 8 features dual-SIM support (nano-SIM), 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, and USB Type-C port. Armed with a 3,600mAh battery, the smartphone also includes support for fast charge. On the software front, it runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box.
Zopo Speed 8 Price
The smartphone will set you back by Rs 29,999, which is pretty hefty to be honest. While other smartphones with similar or better specifications are priced relatively lower, Zopo may struggle to outsell its competitors.
Zopo Speed 8 availability
The Speed 8 will be available to purchase starting today, both with online and offline retailers.
At its price point, the Zopo Speed 8 will face fierce competition from the likes of OnePlus 3 which is priced at Rs 27,999, LeEco Le Max2 which is priced at 29,999 and Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) which will set you back by Rs 29,900.
The OnePlus 3 features a 5.5-inch full HD display and is powered by Snapdragon 820 chipset. It also features 6GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage. LeEco’s Le Max2 features a 5.7-inch QHD display and runs on Snapdragon 820 chipset paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. The Galaxy A7 (2016) is powered by Samsung’s octa-core processor, features a 5.5-inch full HD display, 16GB storage with microSD card slot and 3GB of RAM. In essence, the Zopo Speed 8 is better than the Galaxy A7 (2016) on paper, but we will reserve our judgment until we review both the smartphones.
|Features||Zopo Speed 8||OnePlus 3||LeEco Le Max2||Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)|
|Display||5.5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels)||5.5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels)||5.7-inch QHD (2560×1440 pixels)||5.5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels)|
|Processor||MediaTek Helio X20 deca-core||Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 quad-core||Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 quad-core||Exynos 7580 octa-core|
|Storage||32GB (non-expandable)||64GB (non-expandable)||64GB (non-expandable)||16GB (non-expandable)|
|Rear Camera||21-megapixel with LED flash||16-megapixel with LED flash||21-megapixel with OIS, PDAF and dual LED flash||13-megapixel camera with LED flash|
|OS||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow||Android 6.0.1-based OxygenOS 3||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow wrapped under EUI||Android 5.1 Lollipop wrapped under TouchWiz UI|
|Price||Rs 29,999||Rs 27,999||Rs 29,999(64GB)||Rs 29,990|