ZOPO ZP998 true 8-core phone specifications


Today is the launch of Zopo’s new 8-core flagship phone, we can announce that the new handset is the Zopo ZP998! Full specifications inside!

Today at 1pm Zopo launched their new 8-core MT6592 phone named the Zopo ZP998. As the name would suggest the design of the phone is similar to the ZP990, but features an 8-core processor, and some unexpected interesting features!

8-core MT6592

zopo zp998 8-core

Zopo have chosen to adopt the 1.7Ghz version of the 8-core MT6592 chipset with 700mhz Mali 450GPU and 2GB RAM. According to benchmarks released by Mediatek yesterday this would mean the ZP998 could achieve Antutu scores of almost 30,000 points! We will have to wait for some hands on time to confirm this though!

5.5-inch display

zopo zp998 8-core

The rumours were right! The Zopo ZP998 has a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 FHD display offering a pixel density of 401ppi. The display is an ultra-sensitive unit allowing for use with wet or possibly even gloved hands.

14 mega-pixel F/2.0 rear camera

zopo zp998 8-core

In the past we have seen great phones lumbered with terrible camera’s, this is not the case on the ZP998 however as Zopo have given the flagship phone a worthy camera! Specifications state the 14 mega-pixel rear camera has an Aperture of F/2.0 which should offer excellent low light image capabilities.

A front 5 mega-pixel camera is also on board, both of which can be operated with a physical button on the side of the phone and can record 1080 video!

Zopo OS

zopo zp998 8-core

Zopo have also spent some time working on the OS of the 8-core phone bringing some nice new gesture options. There are gesture shortcuts built-in, for example drawing a ‘C’ will open the phone app, ‘e’the browser and ‘w’Wechat. Zopo have included air gestures too and ship the phone with built in apps like MXplayer, Moboplayer etc.

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Other features

zopo zp998 8-core

The Zopo ZP980 also features NFC, USB OTG, 5Ghz WIFI, WIFI direct, Bluetooth 4.0, WIFI display, Compass, noise reduction technology and BVE voice technology which can follow the sound of your voice to ensure clear conversations when using the external speaker.

Being a Mediatek phone there is also support for dual-sim, and micro SD card for up to 64GB SD cards incase the 32GB of on board storage isn’t enough. The battery is a 2400mAh model which offers a claimed 270 hours and the dimensions are 151.4mm x 76.1
x 9.1mm.

Pricing

For International customers the Zopo ZP998 is on sale now through the official Zopo Shop for $299.99 which includes the phone, 1 x battery, charger, USB cable, earphones, protective fim and cleaning cloth.

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105 Comments

  1. Snorlax
    November 21, 2013

    I got in today while the shop was accidentally open. Can’t wait.

  2. CLAUDE
    November 21, 2013

    NO IDEA ABT THE 3G FREQUENCIES ? 850 OR 900 ?

    • tweetycontrabajo
      November 21, 2013

      900/1900/2100

      • ninjaman
        January 31, 2014

        no wcdma 1900 on this phone. Thats the fact.

  3. Snorlax
    November 21, 2013

    Just 900, 1900 and 2100

  4. Azif
    November 21, 2013

    Andi what you think about the battery?Do you think 2400mAh good enough for this machine?

    • garfield
      November 21, 2013

      That’s a very good question – the P990 is stated to have 580 hours standby with its 3000mah battery, but the P998 is stated to have 270 hours standby on its 2400mah battery. That’s under half the standby time for only 600mah less! This is a showstopper for me and unless Andy can confirm anything different I’ll be purchasing the ‘older’ P990.

      • Zsoltee
        November 21, 2013

        100+ hours are always bullshit, but the relative difference could be a good indicator. I also think, that 2400 mAh is way too small for such a beast.

  5. tweetycontrabajo
    November 21, 2013

    why is cheaper than the 990?
    So sad, i bought a C2 platinum for more than that price.

    • andi
      November 21, 2013

      apparently its a special online only price for the launch

  6. The Chosen One
    November 21, 2013

    This will hold me over nicely until they release the 4G Octo-Core in 2014!

  7. Snorlax
    November 21, 2013

    Damn, now they say 30 day delivery

    • Airyl
      November 21, 2013

      Well, they do have to send out 5000 phones to random people in different places with custom problems and all. Let’s just hope that 30 day delivery promise sticks.

      • Zsoltee
        November 21, 2013

        You misunderstood. They want to _start_ to deliver _after_ 30 days waiting = they didn’t even manufactured the 5000 pieces.

  8. Airyl
    November 21, 2013

    This phone is a beast! Those specifications are monstrous!

  9. prem
    November 21, 2013

    andy please provide me this info zopo zp990 vs zopo zp998.

  10. Airyl
    November 21, 2013

    Andi, are you at the launch? Is it possible you can get some hands-on time with the device? Give us some idea of the performance?

    • andi
      November 21, 2013

      on my way there now, running uber late

      • Airyl
        November 21, 2013

        😛

  11. cofused user
    November 21, 2013

    The 3G network in chinese smartphones is a headache for buying in america becouse you found diferent info and it’s hard to figure out.

    if you look the zopo z820 in the http://zopomobile.cn say that this
    phone have WCDMA 850/2100mhz , and in the new official shop the same
    phone say that have only WCDMA 2100 MHz so what is true?

    the same I read about ZOPO ZP998 in some pages say this phone have WCDMA 850/900 / 1900 / 2100 and in the official shop say this phone WCDMA 900 /
    1900 / 2100 this happen all the time with chinese brands don’t put a clear info about the 3g

    I hope the the last zopos ZP998, ZP820, zp700 have WCDMA 850 or the brand
    mention a internacional version with 3g 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 or something like that.

    I like the zp700 have nice size and specs, but if don’t have WCDMA 850 I couldn’t
    buy -_-

    i hope you andy you can help us to clarify a little about to solve this big dilema with the WCDMA in chinese phones brands for making future purchases.

    regards

  12. Paulo
    November 21, 2013

    I have also ordered and paid, seems crazy even thought this shop was a scam and did not even know the specs yet. uhauhauhauhauhuha hope the phone is good at least after all this waiting !

  13. Jeff Nield
    November 21, 2013

    I also put my hand up but there are a little niggles here. Dam. The free shipping doesn’t seem to work so I have now just paid $20.00 for free shipping not a happy camper and there is only two clours balck and black. But on the positive side this looks like a winner. Glad I use Paypal.

  14. confuseduser
    November 21, 2013

    the 3g networks in chinese phones are a big headache in america for buying it’s hard to figure out we can see the same phone in different shop with different info about WCDMA it’s crazy.

    if you see the zopo z820 in zopomobile. cn say that this phone have WCDMA 850/2100mhz and if you see in the new official shop say WCDMA 2100mhz so what is true ?

    the same with the new ZOPO ZP998 some pages about phones say that have WCDMA 850 /900 / 1900 / 2100 and the official shop say WCDMA 900 / 1900 / 2100

    I hope the last zopos ZP998 ,ZP820 and ZP700 have WCDMA 850 for america, or the brand mention a international version. I like the zp700 because have nice size and specs but if don’t have WCDMA 850 I couldn’t buying -_-

    i hope you andy can help us to clarify the real WCDMA in chinese phones brands, for future purchases we would be grateful

    • Adrian
      November 21, 2013

      Totally agree. Andy please help us find out as we can’t buy this without 850mhz 3g. I have zopo C2 and need to upgrade next month.

      • FrAsErTaG
        November 24, 2013

        Agree also

        I looked at the MX2 and it is listed as WCDMA 2100mhz only…
        That is because that is the most used network in China (at the time??)

        anyways turns out it was a penta band chipset, using 850/900/1800/1900/2100

        So makes you wonder how many use these chipsets but dont advertise the networks not used in china?

        • Adrian
          November 24, 2013

          Sometimes they really only support one band because of the antenna array included… not just the chipset. So if zopo does not advertise the 850 band then I’m not buying regardless of what the resellers say.

  15. Kobee
    November 21, 2013

    It is a MTK 6592 or MTK 6592T there is two specs on the official site.

  16. Zsoltee
    November 21, 2013

    “Delivery after 30days” –> LOL, it isn’t released yet, they just collect money for a month before they release it 😀
    Btw. I think the battery is way too small for these specs, it should be 50% larger.

  17. Sai Skanda
    November 21, 2013

    VIDEO OF LAUNCH PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Motion
      January 22, 2014

      if you want video you can search Ql46Mm6vEhM on youtube

  18. Anne Smith
    November 21, 2013
  19. Airyl
    November 21, 2013

    2000 UNITS LEFT!!!!

  20. Tjin
    November 21, 2013

    Strange i bought 1 yesterday from the ZopoShop but today it says 30 days delivery on the same Page ?? why is that anyone have a clue ??
    Does this mean i now also have to wait 30 days or am i one of the lucky 5000

    • arbi
      November 21, 2013

      I wonder about the same…paid for dhl shipping also which makes not so much sense if I have to wait 30 days anyway….

  21. Yi-Long
    November 21, 2013

    Seems like a great phone, and I’ll certainly keep my eyes open if I can find one here in Hong Kong, but the only thing that kinda puts me off, is the relatively small battery, and there’s only one of them in the package. Other Zopo phones had 2, I believe…!?

  22. Simon
    November 21, 2013

    This phone sound too good to be true, forget the rest get hold of the best. Which version of Android is it running ?

  23. Guest
    November 21, 2013

    I got in today while the shop was accidentally open. Can’t wait.

  24. BigFoot007
    November 21, 2013

    How about the weight of the phone?
    I was expecting more like 5 inch phone, but it is true, that those dimension of this phone are not far from dimensions of my Zopo ZP810:)

  25. Guest
    November 21, 2013

    NO IDEA ABT THE 3G FREQUENCIES ? 850 OR 900 ?

    • Guest
      November 21, 2013

      900/1900/2100

    • Guest
      January 31, 2014

      no wcdma 1900 on this phone. Thats the fact.

  26. jotapelessa
    November 21, 2013

    uuuuowwwwww , amazing !

  27. Guest
    November 21, 2013

    Just 900, 1900 and 2100

  28. Guest
    November 21, 2013

    Andi what you think about the battery?Do you think 2400mAh good enough for this machine?

    • Guest
      November 21, 2013

      That’s a very good question – the P990 is stated to have 580 hours standby with its 3000mah battery, but the P998 is stated to have 270 hours standby on its 2400mah battery. That’s under half the standby time for only 600mah less! This is a showstopper for me and unless Andy can confirm anything different I’ll be purchasing the ‘older’ P990.

    • Zsoltee
      November 21, 2013

      100+ hours are always bullshit, but the relative difference could be a good indicator. I also think, that 2400 mAh is way too small for such a beast.

  29. dwayn
    November 21, 2013

    2400mAh battery on a 5.5″ 1080p screen, man… the iphone’s power consumption will look amazing compared to this one. LOL

  30. Guest
    November 21, 2013

    why is cheaper than the 990?
    So sad, i bought a C2 platinum for more than that price.

    • Guest
      November 21, 2013

      apparently its a special online only price for the launch

  31. The Chosen One
    November 21, 2013

    This will hold me over nicely until they release the 4G Octo-Core in 2014!

  32. Guest
    November 21, 2013

    Damn, now they say 30 day delivery

    • Guest
      November 21, 2013

      Well, they do have to send out 5000 phones to random people in different places with custom problems and all. Let’s just hope that 30 day delivery promise sticks.

    • Zsoltee
      November 21, 2013

      You misunderstood. They want to _start_ to deliver _after_ 30 days waiting = they didn’t even manufactured the 5000 pieces.

  33. Guest
    November 21, 2013

    This phone is a beast! Those specifications are monstrous!

  34. prem
    November 21, 2013

    andy please provide me this info zopo zp990 vs zopo zp998.

  35. Guest
    November 21, 2013

    Andi, are you at the launch? Is it possible you can get some hands-on time with the device? Give us some idea of the performance?

    • Guest
      November 21, 2013

      on my way there now, running uber late

    • Guest
      November 21, 2013

      😛

  36. Guest
    November 21, 2013

    The 3G network in chinese smartphones is a headache for buying in america becouse you found diferent info and it’s hard to figure out.

    if you look the zopo z820 in the

  37. Guest
    November 21, 2013

    say that this
    phone have WCDMA 850/2100mhz , and in the new official shop the same
    phone say that have only WCDMA 2100 MHz so what is true?

    the same I read about ZOPO ZP998 in some pages say this phone have WCDMA 850/900 / 1900 / 2100 and in the official shop say this phone WCDMA 900 /
    1900 / 2100 this happen all the time with chinese brands don’t put a clear info about the 3g

    I hope the the last zopos ZP998, ZP820, zp700 have WCDMA 850 or the brand
    mention a internacional version with 3g 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 or something like that.

    I like the zp700 have nice size and specs, but if don’t have WCDMA 850 I couldn’t
    buy -_-

    i hope you andy you can help us to clarify a little about to solve this big dilema with the WCDMA in chinese phones brands for making future purchases.

    regards

  38. Guest
    November 21, 2013

    I have also ordered and paid, seems crazy even thought this shop was a scam and did not even know the specs yet. uhauhauhauhauhuha hope the phone is good at least after all this waiting !

  39. Jeff Nield
    November 21, 2013

    I also put my hand up but there are a little niggles here. Dam. The free shipping doesn’t seem to work so I have now just paid $20.00 for free shipping not a happy camper and there is only two clours balck and black. But on the positive side this looks like a winner. Glad I use Paypal.

  40. Guest
    November 21, 2013

    the 3g networks in chinese phones are a big headache in america for buying it’s hard to figure out we can see the same phone in different shop with different info about WCDMA it’s crazy.

    if you see the zopo z820 in zopomobile. cn say that this phone have WCDMA 850/2100mhz and if you see in the new official shop say WCDMA 2100mhz so what is true ?

    the same with the new ZOPO ZP998 some pages about phones say that have WCDMA 850 /900 / 1900 / 2100 and the official shop say WCDMA 900 / 1900 / 2100

    I hope the last zopos ZP998 ,ZP820 and ZP700 have WCDMA 850 for america, or the brand mention a international version. I like the zp700 because have nice size and specs but if don’t have WCDMA 850 I couldn’t buying -_-

    i hope you andy can help us to clarify the real WCDMA in chinese phones brands, for future purchases we would be grateful

    • Adrian
      November 21, 2013

      Totally agree. Andy please help us find out as we can’t buy this without 850mhz 3g. I have zopo C2 and need to upgrade next month.

    • FrAsErTaG
      November 24, 2013

      Agree also

      I looked at the MX2 and it is listed as WCDMA 2100mhz only…
      That is because that is the most used network in China (at the time??)

      anyways turns out it was a penta band chipset, using 850/900/1800/1900/2100

      So makes you wonder how many use these chipsets but dont advertise the networks not used in china?

    • Adrian
      November 24, 2013

      Sometimes they really only support one band because of the antenna array included… not just the chipset. So if zopo does not advertise the 850 band then I’m not buying regardless of what the resellers say.

  41. Guest
    November 21, 2013

    It is a MTK 6592 or MTK 6592T there is two specs on the official site.

  42. Zsoltee
    November 21, 2013

    “Delivery after 30days” –> LOL, it isn’t released yet, they just collect money for a month before they release it 😀
    Btw. I think the battery is way too small for these specs, it should be 50% larger.

  43. Sai Skanda
    November 21, 2013

    VIDEO OF LAUNCH PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Motion
      January 22, 2014

      if you want video you can search Ql46Mm6vEhM on youtube

  44. Anne Smith
    November 21, 2013

    the era of 8-core seems coming, Jiake V8 is also a 8-core smartphone.

  45. cccc
    November 21, 2013

    So big, omg, cant wait for other manufactures to announce their phones.

  46. Adrian
    November 21, 2013

    This is bad! You would think they would include 850mhz 3g for their loyal customers, yet they did not. I’m waiting for the competition or going for a more popular brand next month.

  47. Guest
    November 21, 2013

    2000 UNITS LEFT!!!!

  48. Guest
    November 21, 2013

    Strange i bought 1 yesterday from the ZopoShop but today it says 30 days delivery on the same Page ?? why is that anyone have a clue ??
    Does this mean i now also have to wait 30 days or am i one of the lucky 5000

    • Guest
      November 21, 2013

      I wonder about the same…paid for dhl shipping also which makes not so much sense if I have to wait 30 days anyway….

  49. Guest
    November 21, 2013

    Seems like a great phone, and I’ll certainly keep my eyes open if I can find one here in Hong Kong, but the only thing that kinda puts me off, is the relatively small battery, and there’s only one of them in the package. Other Zopo phones had 2, I believe…!?

  50. Edgar Roche
    November 21, 2013

    ahha 30 day wait , and cry looking at all the other better phone coming out 😉
    this one is too thick and dont have a decent batterie.

  51. Guest
    November 21, 2013

    This phone sound too good to be true, forget the rest get hold of the best. Which version of Android is it running ?

  52. Guest
    November 21, 2013

    How about the weight of the phone?
    I was expecting more like 5 inch phone, but it is true, that those dimension of this phone are not far from dimensions of my Zopo ZP810:)

  53. jotapelessa
    November 21, 2013

    uuuuowwwwww , amazing !

  54. dwayn
    November 21, 2013

    2400mAh battery on a 5.5″ 1080p screen, man… the iphone’s power consumption will look amazing compared to this one. LOL

  55. Guy Dviri
    November 21, 2013

    Zopo do it again and again , and lost me again and again , battery less then 3000mah I don’t buy.

    • David Fitzpatrick
      November 21, 2013

      Apparently the octo core processor should limit battery drainage & make for a more efficient power consumption, so wait for some reviews before you make your mind up !

      • Zsoltee
        November 22, 2013

        Do you have any trusted benchmark of MT6592 or are you just guessing?

      • Adrian
        November 24, 2013

        Screen takes up the most power…and the screen is large so the battery will drain when its being used at optimum brightness…efficient processor or not.

  56. Guest
    November 21, 2013

    So big, omg, cant wait for other manufactures to announce their phones.

  57. Adrian
    November 21, 2013

    This is bad! You would think they would include 850mhz 3g for their loyal customers, yet they did not. I’m waiting for the competition or going for a more popular brand next month.

  58. Edgar Roche
    November 21, 2013

    ahha 30 day wait , and cry looking at all the other better phone coming out 😉
    this one is too thick and dont have a decent batterie.

  59. Guy Dviri
    November 21, 2013

    Zopo do it again and again , and lost me again and again , battery less then 3000mah I don’t buy.

    • David Fitzpatrick
      November 21, 2013

      Apparently the octo core processor should limit battery drainage & make for a more efficient power consumption, so wait for some reviews before you make your mind up !

    • Zsoltee
      November 22, 2013

      Do you have any trusted benchmark of MT6592 or are you just guessing?

    • Adrian
      November 24, 2013

      Screen takes up the most power…and the screen is large so the battery will drain when its being used at optimum brightness…efficient processor or not.

  60. kleautzak
    November 21, 2013

    Can anyone tell me the orginal brand instead of orientphone n3 2gb version???

    Also why does China no longer ship phones with more than one battery??

  61. Guest
    November 22, 2013

    Can anyone tell me the orginal brand instead of orientphone n3 2gb version???

    Also why does China no longer ship phones with more than one battery??

  62. Victor
    November 22, 2013

    If the 3G 850 MHZ band is not included, this great phone is not for me.

  63. Guest
    November 22, 2013

    If the 3G 850 MHZ band is not included, this great phone is not for me.

  64. demarco12
    December 12, 2013

    Can you tell me why the Zopo ZP998 is cheaper then the ZP990 or ZP980? 998 is octa-core and the 990 and 980 are quad-core?

  65. Guest
    December 12, 2013

    Can you tell me why the Zopo ZP998 is cheaper then the ZP990 or ZP980? 998 is octa-core and the 990 and 980 are quad-core?

  66. Motion
    January 22, 2014

    for more guys who want to see its video,you can see here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql46Mm6vEhM

  67. Motion
    January 22, 2014

    video review for zopo zp998 you guys can search Ql46Mm6vEhM on youtube

  68. Motion
    January 22, 2014

    for more guys who want to see its video,you can see here:

  69. Motion
    January 22, 2014

    video review for zopo zp998 you guys can search Ql46Mm6vEhM on youtube