“The MEIZU X8 is touted to come with the same LCD COF ultra-narrow bezel technology as the iPhone XR”
Apart from launching the MEIZU 16X, MEIZU also unveiled the X8 smartphone at its event in China today. The handset comes as the first MEIZU device to sport a notch atop the display. Moreover, the company claims that the MEIZU X8 has the same LCD COF ultra-narrow bezel technology as Apple’s latest iPhone XR for more screen real estate on the device.
As for the specifications, the MEIZU X8 ships with a 6.15-inch FHD+ display with 89.6 percent screen-to-body ratio and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The panel cut-out up top is where you’ll find the selfie camera housed along with the IR sensor for facial recognition even in low light. Just like the MEIZU 16X, the dual-SIM X8 is also powered by the Snapdragon 710 SoC, the latest mid-range chipset from Qualcomm. The handset maker is offering the device with three RAM and storage configurations: 4GB + 64GB, 6GB + 64GB, and 6GB + 128GB.
In optics, the MEIZU X8 features AI backed dual cameras on the rear. The setup includes a 12-megapixel Sony IMX362 primary sensor, paired with f/1.9 aperture lens and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with LED flash. As for selfies, it gets a 20-megapixel front camera shooter with f/2.0 aperture lens. Other features include a 3,210mAh battery, Android 8.0 Oreo-based Flyme 7.5 interface, and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for security.
The MEIZU X8’s price in China starts at RMB 1,598 (~ Rs 17,000) for the base variant. Its mid 6GB RAM and 64GB model will set you back to RMB 1,798 (~ Rs 19,000), while the top-end 128GB storage option costs RMB 1,998 (~ Rs 22,000). The handset comes in Black, Blue and White colours, and it will go on sale in China starting from October 15th.