THL W8 quad-core MT6589, 5-inch display available on sale now!

THL are one of the larger Android smartphone makers in China, and their flagship THL W8 is now available for international buyers to purchase online.

THL have been in the business of manufacturing high-quality, low-cost Android smartphones for the Chinese market now for a number of years. They have become so well-known that the company are now official OEM suppliers for many international brands and are looking to become a tier one manufacturer themselves.

The THL W8 is their current flagship Android smarpthone model and features everything you would expect from such a phone, including a powerful quad-core processor to 5-inch display, and high-resolution front and rear cameras.

thl w8 leaked photos

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In fact THL are one of the few brands of phone maker who have significantly updated the front facing camera on their flagship device as the THL W8 boasts a 5 mega-pixel front sensor!

For those of you how are less interested in self-portraits or video call quality, you will be happy to know the rear camera is a 13 mega-pixel unit with LED flash and HDR support.

Like many top of the range Android phones, the THL W8 set’s aside a small area on the 5-inch display for use as a navigation bar, which is something I personally quite like. The only physical buttons are the ‘home’ button, power/lock button and volume rockers.

thl w8 antutu

According to THL’s specification sheets the THL W8 works on GSM 850/900/1800/1900mhz and WCDMA 850/2100, there is dual-sim support also plus all the standard Android language options.

The quad-core THL W8 is on sale now and available through international online reseller

Previous Zopo ZP980 launched with prices starting from $242 in China
Next UMi X2 screenshots show the first quad-core MT6589 with 2GB RAM


  1. mannie
    April 15, 2013

    The on screen navigation looks terrible in my opinion. also it’s thicker than my htc sensation which is quite thick.

  2. Marius
    April 15, 2013

    Well let’s see , screen is 5 inch but res is not fullHD , battery is only 2000 mAh but it’s 12mm thick …. This is not looking that good and it’s not cheap at 240$ either…
    Thanks but I’ll just wait for the Jiayu G4 or something better.

  3. WTF
    April 15, 2013

    iv’e had the phone for over 2 months now, and it has been on sale on all the big sites for ages, don’t know how the hell its only announced now.

    • Lola
      April 15, 2013

      yes i was here thinking the same like it’s been out there for a while

      • XrainX
        April 15, 2013

        … and is sold on their official site from months:
        That link is good also because you can read some user feedback and the posting dates are proving this gizchina post is just an advertising for some online store.

  4. Howea
    April 15, 2013

    I’ve seen the updated W8 on sale in other stores for over a month. Its only mainland China that its not been available up until now

  5. Brian from Manchester
    April 15, 2013

    This store seems also to have the Jiayu G4 on sale ………dont believe them!

    • August 26, 2013

      I saw this site and did not feel untrustworthy, Which on the one hand, you can say specific?

  6. Freeje
    April 15, 2013

    Antutu version is 3.0.3. It can be fudged.

  7. yash3339
    April 15, 2013

    Wasn’t this one for sale since over a month?

  8. April 16, 2013

    no it wasnt, sales of thl w8+ are starts these days in minideal, panda and other stores

  9. KSC2-303
    April 16, 2013

    I almost bought this phone until the THL W8+ was released. The W8+ is a FHD phone. It’s weird nobody is discussing this phone. There is small review on Youtube and on Antutu it scores only 8224 :s Is it because of the screen resolution?

  10. April 18, 2013

    Where are the fullHD, 5″ phones available in the shops???

  11. Hello World
    April 21, 2013

    Hi, have any of u managed to get it to work on T-Mobile (US) and Bell/Telus (Canada) ? Thanks

  12. John Wright
    April 21, 2013

    Is there any Developer team behind these model? Like CM or AKOP?

  13. ivan
    April 22, 2013

    I heard about earthquake in Shichuan, Are you guys ok?