The Chinese 8-core revolution is nearly upon us so here are the top 5 8-core Mediaek Chinese phones we are most excited to see launch!
Read through these 5 great 8-core Chinese phones and vote for the model you are most excited to see launch.
We aren’t actually 100% sure that the latest Zopo phone will be named the ZP1000, however leaked documents and the current naming strategy of Zopo certainly suggests it will.
For the ZP1000 we are expecting Zopo to launch an updated version of the Zopo C2 (ZP980) meaning a 5-inch 1080 display, 2GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel camera and a that powerhouse of a Mediatek MT6592 processor humming away under the body.
We can also expect the Zopo to come with Gorilla Glass display, 5 mega-pixel+ from camera, Android 4.2+ and an updated body with slightly different styling and sturdier construction.
Unlike many Chinese phones the new Zopo 8-core will be easily available internationally through one of their physical stores in Europe and their online stores.
Xiaocai are one of the youngest companies on the list, but their phones and strict adherent to a Xiaomi style marketing and development program has seen them rise to fame.
This year Xiaocai launched the X9 which featured great hardware, the companies own CaiUI operating system and low price. Although the phone was generally well received there have been complaints about buggy OS and quality issues, so we hope the next generation Xiaocai will address the problems.
As for hardware we expect the new phone to keep the same 5-inch size as most current flagship phones, 2GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel rear camera and an updated version of XaiOS!
JiaYu G4 8-core
The JiaYu G4 is the phone on this list which has a 720p display, combine that with 2GB RAM and the power of an 8-core CPU and you have the makings of some serious performance.
The G4 has been on sale for months now and JiaYu seem to be finally over the initial supply chain issues which they always seem to suffer from with a new launch. An updated 8-core G4 will likely also see the improved 13 mega-pixel Sony camera found in newer Advanced phones and a new ROM.
THL Monkey King 2
The THL Monkey King 2 is the phone which wowed me when I got my hands on the mock-up device last month. Like Zopo, THL will be sticking with the 5-inch screen size but have ave wrapped the phone up in a new stylish body, part Xiaomi Mi3 part Sony Xperia.
Updates of the current Monkey King are the better materials and build, plus the ability to remove and replace the battery. There are also rumours that the THL Monkey King 2 could also launch as a 4G LTE phone, but whether this will be an 8-core or quad-core phone we don’t yet known.
TCL idol X 8-core
TCL’s Idol X is one of the best looking (and most well made) phones on this list and also one of the few which is easily available outside of China.
The current Idol X boasts 2GB RAM, quad-core processor, 13 mega-pixel rear camera and a very thin compact body. An updated version has been rumoured which will bring the 8-core MT6592 to the sleek phone!
There are also rumours of Mlais launching an 8-core phablet and larger phone makers Lenovo, ZTE, Huawei are also expected to jump on the bandwagon sooner than later too.
Which 8-core Chinese phone?
So, let’s get down to business! Which Chinese phone company are you most excited to see an 8-core Mediatek phone from? Take part in the poll below and feel free to leave your comments about the next generation phones.