Zopo ZP980 2GB RAM 32GB Memory now available for preorder!

Zopo have finally launched their flagship 1080 Zopo ZP980 with the option of 2GB RAM and 32GB memory!

The Zopo ZP980 was a great phone when it originally launched with 1GB RAM and the standard MT6589 processor, Zopo still went ahead and updated the phone to 1.5Ghz MT6589T Turbo spec though and today they have announced that more upgrades are here!

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The new top of the range Zopo ZP980 now comes with 2GB RAM and 32GB memory which comes as icing to the already fantastic 1080HD, quad-core cake!

Zopomobileshop.com are accepting pre-orders for the phone which will only be available in black to start at a price of $349.99.

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  1. July 12, 2013

    great andy!! thanks for the good news. hopefully it is gorila glass….i would buy one once u got the full spec review..O(∩_∩)O

  2. July 12, 2013

    I really like GizChina 🙂

    • July 12, 2013

      Me too 🙂

      • amit
        July 13, 2013

        Andi.. can u tell us more about the Tianhe mobile company.. especially on Tianhe H920.. is this a trusted company?

        How is the touchscreen performance…

  3. Paul
    July 12, 2013

    No Gorilla glass and no sending from European warehouse.
    So it would cost an extra 30 usd for sending, plus the risk of paying tax.

    They have a european warehouse, so maybe it’s better to wait untill they sent it from there and do not get into a hassle for taxpayments.

    • prasanth
      July 12, 2013

      Hi there..

      just had conversation wth zopo team, they said it has gorilla glass 2.0..

      Andi can you confirm from your side..

      • Paul
        July 12, 2013

        If you look at the specifications on Zopomobileshop, you see there is no mention of Gorilla glass. Well: either their marketing department is sleeping (because Gorilla glass is a selling point) or it indeed has no gorilla glass.

        I hope they are going to ship this phone from europe. That would be a selling point to me!

        • prasanth
          July 12, 2013

          they said that from Europe w/h does not have stock..china has stock…you can check with them once again

  4. July 12, 2013

    And Zopo India had started pre-booking from long time! :/ I don’t understand! 🙁

  5. Masti
    July 12, 2013

    What about NFC?

  6. Manan
    July 12, 2013

    Andi, On a different topic, could you please confirm the exact GSM bands for THL w11, some sites say it has quad gsm bands , some says it has only GSM 900/1800MHz bands. I need to know the correct thing…. as it wont work in USA with this bands.

  7. Dave
    July 12, 2013

    Why do Chinese phones all seem to have split storage with tiny apps partitions? Google have shown the way by having all the storage as one partition on the Nexus devices.

  8. martin
    July 12, 2013

    Great I just ordered the 1 gb black international version yesterday.

  9. vidhu shekhar
    July 12, 2013

    does it support OTG..????

    • July 12, 2013

      Yes it does

  10. Rahul
    July 13, 2013

    Check the detailed specs on http://www.aliexpress.com – do a search for “zp980 2gb” and click on any of the results. Most of them are shipping immediately, so no questionof pre-orders. Zopo India, whom i spoke with, say they will start delivery in “maybe around 10 days” against 100% advance payment, but their price is ridiculously low!

  11. s4mu
    July 13, 2013

    can anyone translate this photo and Andy can you tell when this phone will release


    • koalajoe
      July 16, 2013

      Tried my best… hope it helps a bit. Some words are too small to see.

      4 columns, from left to right, top to bottom:

      1st Column:
      Speaker Woven

      2nd Column:
      On/Off Button Plastic Two Colors
      Silver electroplated surface Laser printed symbol in red

      A Shell Plastic
      White spray painted Glossy

      TP Black
      (See Iphone 4S for color reference)

      B Shell Plastic
      White material Tiny Spark Pattern

      3rd Column:
      Camera design
      Magnesium alloy CNC
      表面切亮邊?????? Oxidized red

      Camera design
      ??????? (Close to black)

      Side buttons Plastic Two colors
      Spray painted matt white
      Laser printed symbol in red

      Battery plate Plastic
      Spray painted matt white
      Screen printed symbol in grey 4C
      Speaker CNC

      4th Column:
      Inscription PC plate UV transfer
      White background Words in plated silver

  12. mkoprulu
    July 13, 2013

    I ordered zp980 scorpio from dhgate on friday. It should arrive within a week or two. Seller confirmed they had it in stock and that it was the 32gb rom / 2gb ram version. No idea why the actual shops would show pre-order…

    • Paul
      July 14, 2013

      I have bad experiences with DHgate… selles claimed an Umi X2 was in stock but still had a timeline of 2 weeks for sending. And when the timeline was over… he did not sent it. Now I am waiting for a refund that DHgate claims can take up to 4 weeks. No more DHgate for me, I am not a Bank!

  13. prasanth
    July 13, 2013

    got confirmation from zopomobilshop that black coloured version does not have gorilla glass… disappointing…does this mean white will have gorilla protection ?
    earlier when zp980 without turbo they said they it is gorilla glass protected…

    Andy, can you please tell me do we need gorilla glass really ?

    • prasanth
      July 13, 2013

      even c2 and c3 have gorilla protection why not this ?

    • Paul
      July 14, 2013

      I told you so…

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  15. July 13, 2013

    i can wait anymore….i had placed an order to buy c2 platinium white….

  16. prasanth
    July 13, 2013


    Waiting for your confrmation.. Does zopo resolve bending issue with zp980 latest model.. can i go ahead and buy.?.. i need 2gb version, C2 does not have 2GB..

    Please confirm….

    • July 13, 2013

      Not tried the latest one, but I don’t believe they have

      • prasanth
        July 13, 2013


        Please try and confirm if that bending issues still persists… am just about to order.. need your help regardng the same..

        • prasanth
          July 13, 2013

          and can you confirm wheher it has metal frame around it ?

          • prasanth
            July 13, 2013

            I am stuck between Giyayu G4 vs Zopo 980 regarding to build quality…as i see your reviews earlier, giyayu has better build than zopo.. But i liked specs of 980….is build quality of 980 good ? In forums they complaind about cracks in zopo screen…so just confused 🙁 🙁 🙁

  17. ramesh
    July 13, 2013

    hey andy i am stuck between ibeery nuclea n1 zopo zp980 and umi x2 can u help me to choose which one please reply

  18. ramesh
    July 14, 2013

    hey andi i am stuck between iberry auxus nuclea n1 umi x2 and zopo zp980 32 gig help me to choose which one please reply

    • July 14, 2013

      iberry looks interesting, and the Zopo is nice

      • ramesh
        July 14, 2013

        is iberry is a good company???????

  19. pandajaune
    July 14, 2013

    i stil don’t get the difference between the c2 and the zp980.
    first we were told the OS was different. but now there are both android devices.
    so i was thinking they wanted to get rid of the stock because of the alyun fail but there is now a c2 platinum.
    i don’t understand the marketing of zopo while a basic zp980 is more expensive than the c2 platinum. and looking at the specs, which one is really the flagship?
    is the c-series a substitute for the hero series?
    well i am still stuck but happy with my zp500 ^^

  20. Rahul
    July 16, 2013

    BTW there’s a listing for iOcean X7 Elite – 32/2 GB, 1.5 GHz, on eBay India which is very reasonably priced – I just placed an order a couple of days back which they’ve shipped yesterday. Will update when I receive the phone.

  21. manan
    July 16, 2013

    Only problem for iocean for me is it is only wcdma 2100… Why don’t Chinese make quad band wcdma mobiles

  22. Flamer
    July 19, 2013

    I bought this phone, its currently with the courier on its way to me. I will post back with a quick review once I get it and try it out. certainly seems to kick the umi’s butt.. and also see the iocean x7 elite 32/2 version is sold out worldwide so this is really your only option.

  23. manan
    July 20, 2013

    I also ordered zp980 32 GB…I coundt resist zopo …even tho at 265 thl w8s is same config…let’s see how this one is

    • Flamer
      July 20, 2013

      I was tempted too, shame the w8 is so ugly. Had they used the same design as the w11 i would have taken that first choice.

  24. manan
    July 20, 2013

    Same here ..I have dual core so needed an upgrade and same shape of w8s is boring and w11 doesnt have quad gsm bands …so I finalliezed this one …I like everything in this except battery it should be over 2000