THL W8 Youth will launch in May suggests problems with 2GB RAM


THL’s quad-core, 5-inch flagship phone has been sometime coming, but officials from the company say the wait is almost over and plan to launch the THL W8 Youth at the start of May.

The announcement that THL have decided to launch a Youth version of the quad-core THL W8 is both a blessing and a worry. On one hand it means that more customers will now be able to afford the high-end THL phone, but on the other it suggests THL are also have problems getting the phone to accept 2GB RAM!

Like the UMi X2 and premium versions of the Neo N003 and JiaYu G4, the THL W8 was meant to launch with a quad-core MT6589 CPU and 2GB RAM, however the news that a Youth model will also go on sale and know announcement of the Premium versions launch suggests they THL have ran in to issues!

The THL W8 Youth should go on sale ahead of the Chinese May holiday (the start of the month) and will feature a 5-inch 720p display, quad-core CPU, 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM, 8 mega-pixel camera and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Pricing is yet to be announced but we expect it will be higher tan similar phones, possibly around 1499 Yuan ($241).

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5 Comments

  1. XrainX
    April 10, 2013

    I was expecting the Youth models to be cheap than normal models.

  2. Mahmoud
    April 11, 2013

    they plan to launch the THL W8 Youth at the start of May?. So the whole thl w8 in the market is fake?

    • rhs
      April 11, 2013

      ???? seems that author is living on another planet. For most of us(international buyers) there is 2 versions of w8 and none is called youth.
      Standart THL W8- on market since February with mtk6589, 1gb ram, 8mpix, 720p screen,4.1 android and international price of $220 or lover.
      Plus version THL W8+- same as standart version except 4.2 android, real 13mpix camera and 1080p display. goes on market this week with $290 price tag.

      • dag
        April 11, 2013

        cant’you see, he’s still “waiting for the Oppo Find 5 to launch” =)

  3. April 14, 2013

    Men, who knows if THL W8 is a genuine THL phone or it is a fake one as I can’t see it on the official web-site of THL company and I can’t find its network licese on tenaa.com.cn. I don’t know Chinese, tho’. So. I could be at fault. Please, who has more information about the model pls, tell me!