Zopo release another partial image of the Helio X20 Speed 8


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The Zopo Speed 8, launching at MWC next month, could be the first phone to run a Mediatek Helio X20, and Zopo have released this partial image of the phone to get your juices flowing.

We have heard from a lot of Chinese phone makers who will be at MWC this year (so will we) and of them it is Zopo (and Doogee) that we are most interested to see so far. You see both of these phone companies are in the race to launch the world’s first Helio X20 powered phone at the expo and we can’t wait to see who will come first.

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Zopo have been teasing details of their Helio X20 powered Speed 8 for a few months now and today continue that with a partial image of the Speed 8 plus more specification details.

We already know the Speed 8 will run a fingerprint scanner and 4GB RAM, and today it has been revealed to have a 3600mAh battery. This isn’t as large as some other phones we have seen recently, but will hopefully offer enough run time to that powerful 10-core chipset.

As for the design, well we can make out a metal chassis and even a front facing speaker on the chin of the phone. Are dual facing front speakers another major feature of the Zopo Speed 8?

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24 Comments

  1. Rob
    January 12, 2016

    I hope so, I think audio is an area that more manufacturers need to pay attention to as it’s kinda important on a phone!

    • realjjj
      January 12, 2016

      It’s not at all actually. One doesn’t need good internals or 200$ headphones to listen to Spotify and that’s what people do. It’s like watching 480p video on a 4k TV. The average hardware is just fine for 99.9% of the users, even if 10% of them are dumb enough too think they need good audio (and then they go and buy Beats headphones lol ).
      I started shifting to flac more than 10 years ago and i hate it when some musicians sell their music in mp3, it just ruins it but even if people would start listening to flac , you don’t really need much for good audio.
      Sure there is a tiny niche that might need good audio and a bunch of folks that that want it because they don’t know any better but when it comes to phones lots of other things are more important.
      Wifi doesn’t get any marketing love even if it’s the connectivity people use and it has a huge impact on the entire experience. Speed, coverage are very important and there are huge differences between phones.
      NAND speed has a huge impact on the experience too.You see noobs on youtube testing “speed” by looking at load times. App load times can be greatly improved with faster NAND.
      RAM is a major power drain and is never enough , a lot more should be done in RAM management.
      Motion blur is a huge problem for users, yet phone makers are not talking about it. They aren’t even teaching users how to avoid it, since the vast majority don’t actually have a clue.
      Plus some more, like size of the upper/lower bezels and center of gravity, button placement, the flash ( everybody got stock on 2 shitty LEDs with no optics or anything), wifi ad and accessories with it.
      If one wanted to make a better phone , lots of things that would impact the vast majority of users could be done better.

      • Rob
        January 12, 2016

        Wow, that’s one hell of a reply when all I mentioned was the audio! Anyway, you might not mind having your eardrums raped every time you use your phone but some of us do care. I sold a phone because the audio was so bad, there is no excuse for having speaker(s) in a phone that hiss/rattle, distort and generally sound like a bag of spanners rattling around in a metal tin. It’s 2016 so we should expect a speaker that is relatively loud, clear, doesn’t distort and god forbid even exhibiting a tiny amount of bass. Vivo have gotten this message and despite the high price people are buying them in the millions.

        Whilst I’m not disputing other areas are far from perfect, the simple fact is the 2 things you really notice on a phone are the screen and sound since it is an audio/visual device.

        • realjjj
          January 12, 2016

          Well, audio is used as marketing in phones, it’s annoying when many other things could be done better. They shove some higher end parts and tax you heavily for it.
          And ofc nobody wants poor audio , what was saying was that reasonable hardware is enough for the vast majority of ears.
          As for speakers, it’s another matter but it’s rather difficult to expect much there. Sure calls should be fine and movies not too annoying but i for one am not listening to music on such speakers.

          • Muhammad Yasir
            January 12, 2016

            can u help me revise core concepts of computer hardware like DLD and stuff , @realjjj:disqus ?
            you’d make a great tutor !

            • realjjj
              January 12, 2016

              lol it was so much simpler when all you wanted were cheap phones.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              January 13, 2016

              we all evolve 😀

        • Muhammad Yasir
          January 12, 2016

          you don’t wanna mess with realjjj , he’s a real geek :p !

      • King
        January 12, 2016

        u r gadget freak. 🙂

      • balcobomber25
        January 12, 2016

        I didn’t recall Rob saying he used $200 headphones to listen to Spotify, I did see him say audio was important to him. I use Tidal, which streams in FLAC quality with $200 headphones and it does make a difference.

        • Rob
          January 12, 2016

          I sometimes connect my wife’s xshot to my philips speaker dock and the clarity of sound compared to my current ‘cheapie’ is immense, it really is like night and day with clear strong bass that sounds muddy when using my phone. So through the built in speaker the difference is small, but put it through something a little better and it really does make a difference.

          • balcobomber25
            January 12, 2016

            The Xshot (and a other Vivos) are like music porn.

        • realjjj
          January 12, 2016

          The point was the majority of users not Rob or you.
          And that point was that ok internals are enough and there is no need for premium hardware and headphones when it comes to the vast majority of users.

          For headphones for example you can buy some like Beyerdynamic DT 235 as low as 20$ and those are plenty for the average user.

          • balcobomber25
            January 13, 2016

            So you have some detailed studies done by a recognized industry analyst to know what the majority of users does or doesn’t do on their phone?

            Tidal has been one of the fastest growing music services on Android. As a result Google, Apple and Spotify all have plans to offer a HiFi service in the future. Obviously the demand is there from consumers for better quality.

    • balcobomber25
      January 12, 2016

      Unlike others here I couldn’t agree with you more. One of the most disappointing aspects of a phone is when they nail everything but the audio is terrible.

      • Rob
        January 12, 2016

        As I’ve discovered on here is not that important apparently! I’m really hoping the next vivo has a pair of decent front facing speakers, no doubt if Apple were to implement it on the next iPhone then every Chinese phone would suddenly have it.

        • balcobomber25
          January 12, 2016

          No it is important and most of us here do love good Audio, including Andi. It’s just some think there needs are more important than others (like the SD card fans)

          • Rob
            January 12, 2016

            I understand where they are coming from as I like SD cards too, however we’ve have so many failing recently plus the fact they can be a little slow, that large phone storage is ultimately better and more reliable. It’s just that in the past most manufacturers have charged a ridiculous premium for it when memory is so cheap. My wife’s xshot SD slot appears to have developed a fault so the small onboard storage is an issue for her now that it’s non expandable!

            • balcobomber25
              January 12, 2016

              I have no issue with SD cards, I use them on some phones but people act like that is the number one priority for every phone and will argue to the death if you disagree.

    • Tremaine Underwood
      January 13, 2016

      I agree completely with Rob and Balco. I have my entire music collection on my phone and I listen to it almost all the hours I am awake. I have considered buying the Letv Pro purely because so much has been said about the audio quality. I think there definitely is a focus on it to some degree, judging mainly from Andi’s review of the 1s where he said he wasn’t blown away by the sound quality since a lot of the phones coming out now have very good audio. But for me this is the most important feature of a phone.

  2. Twister12
    January 12, 2016

    I had the ZP 990 a long time ago and would not buy another Zopo again.

  3. Muhammad Yasir
    January 12, 2016

    Doogee , this is your chance to do SLIGHTLY BETTER 😛 !

    • King
      January 12, 2016

      Do Ogee this time… spirits talking bro!

      • Muhammad Yasir
        January 12, 2016

        😀