iOcean X7 Youth gets a quietly updated to MT6589T Turbo spec!

iOcean have made a surprise update to the youth version of the iOcean X7, and are now offering the phone with a faster quad-core chipset!

iOcean are striving to be a stand-out Chinese phone maker and as such are taking steps to launch and update their phones ahead of the rest. They were the first to launch a 5-inch 1080 Mediatek powered phone earlier this year, the first to sell a flagship 2GB Turbo phone and now one of the first to update it’s youth model to Turbo spec.

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The new iOcean X7 Youth Turbo has the exact same hardware as the previously available non-turbo model but with the faster 1.5Ghz quad-core MT6589T processor. A small price increase from 999 Yuan to 1099 Yuan has also been made.

In other news, the successor to the iOcean X7 (possibly X8) is currently in development and will likely support NFC and boast a 6-inch 1080 panel!

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  1. Ashutosh
    July 2, 2013

    Dear Andi, no one is answering my question. Could you tell me how much it will cost if i purchase a phone from china. I am from india and currently 1 dollar costs 60 indian rupees. Please tell me all inclusive price at my door step. Please…. Thanking you

    • Norman Zakaria
      July 2, 2013

      Dude it depends which phone, which supplier u buy from and which post method you choose. For example I chose to buy an iOcean X7 Elite for $295 plus DHL shipping so a total of $305. That should be INR18300. So go find out which phone, supplier and shipping method, add them up and convert the price to indian rupees man.

      • Simon
        July 3, 2013

        Norman do you have your iOcean X7 Elite now ?

      • galihpermadi
        July 3, 2013

        Hi Norman,
        from your name I guess you’re indonesian. right?
        where did you order the phone? do you have any problem with custom?

    • AG
      July 2, 2013

      Additionally there is a 2 to 3% currency conversion fees.

    • July 2, 2013

      In China it costs 1099 Yuan then you will need to add shipping and import tax (I guess)

      • Judah
        July 3, 2013

        Please Andi, start your own store.
        I want to buy the Iocean X7 Elite for 1099 Yuan + shipping.

      • Kiran
        July 4, 2013

        Which online store in china can i buy this upgraded phone ?

  2. m
    July 3, 2013

    does it mhl or hdmi? i want some chinese phone whitch support mhl or hdmi can someone help me?

  3. simmer
    July 3, 2013

    hey andi where can i purchase this model in hong kong ? youth version with updated MT6589T ?

    please tell me man..

    • July 3, 2013

      You probably can’t. Try heading over to Shenzhen.

  4. July 3, 2013

    Looks like the MT6589T has less problems with hardwareconfigurations then the standard MT6589.
    Especially handling 2GB instead of 1GB seems to be much easier.

    • Dan
      July 4, 2013

      It would also be interesting to see a comparison between screen resolution vs speed vs battery life with these newer MT6589T’s.

      Eg. It’s been mentioned elsewhere that the update from the original MT6589 brings 20% better battery life in general, but that on the older chip the processor is slowwed down by roughly ‘20%’ where a 1080p display was fitted versus a 720p display.

  5. July 3, 2013

    Wish these phones would be available in Tanzania

    • July 3, 2013

      Just by them online I’m from Uganda but purchased Jiayu G4

  6. frank
    July 3, 2013

    to bad iOcean doesn’t use gorilla glass (or something similar)
    The glass of mine iOcean cracked while i was sitting on a chair 🙁

    • Alen
      July 3, 2013

      OH dude. Sorry to hear that. If there was no your comment i would ask is there gorilla on this one, but now i know. I am not even sure is there gorilla on zp980 with 6589t cpu.

  7. Dan
    July 4, 2013

    It would be fantastic if a Chinese factory or entrepreneur were to start making tempered GLASS screen protectors for some of the more popular Chinese phones; Zopo, jiayu, I-ocean etc. I’m sure whoever did that would make a killing!

    Such screen guards are coming through for Apple, Samsung and others on etc. (in the West) to cover phones that already have gorilla glass!!
    (and you can’t just ‘cut’ them down obiously, like the plastic ones)

    It would be a great ‘optional’ upgrade that didn’t inflate the base price for Chinese users/ manufacturers, whilst increasing user confidence in China Phones.

    An interim measure (at least) until some of these manufacturers get their backsides into gear re: screen durability and unfortunate stories like Frank’s keep on coming around time and again! 🙁