Zopo think its a good idea to launch a 30k INR phone in India


Notice how the headline doesn’t even mention the phone in question. Why that is, you wonder? It’s because it doesn’t matter; you first need to build the brand value for that to happen.

Zopo seem a little oblivious of that. The company held a launch event in India earlier today, where they announced the Speed 8. Interestingly, the phone will cost 29,999 INR ($450), which is 2,000 INR over the asking price of the OnePlus 3.

The Zopo Speed 8 comes with the 10-core MediaTek MT6797 and has 4GB of RAM. A 5.5-inch FHD display headlines the show, and is supported by a 21 mega-pixel rear camera and an 8 mega-pixel front.

zopo speed 8 launch

Zopo Speed 8 Hands On: Here

While Android 6.0 out of the box and a 3,600mAh battery seem like nice additions, little do they justify the asking price. All of which makes the Speed 8 sound like a phone that’s made to create some noise than anything else.

Speaking of Zopo, it’s been a long time since we’ve seen something noteworthy from them. Here’s hoping they go back to the drawing board and come back with full force later this year.

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19 Comments

  1. Adam Nazifi
    July 20, 2016

    Apple does that and no one complains

    • MattD
      July 20, 2016

      Are you really bring apple into the thread? Because it’s a different thing on so many levels I don’t think I even need to explain it any further… It’s like we are talking about bananas and you bring out tomatoes: it’s still something to eat, but it’s a totally different thing

      • balcobomber25
        July 20, 2016

        Are the Tomatoes whole or in a sauce? If they are whole give me the bananas. But if it it’s in a sauce with some garlic in penne, well then it’s game over.

        • Assefa Hanson
          July 20, 2016

          XD

        • Muhammad Yasir
          July 20, 2016

          too much Masterchef USA???

          or were you a participant in Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen 😀 ?

          • balcobomber25
            July 20, 2016

            I was a participant in my grandmothers Italian kitchen lol

        • MattD
          July 20, 2016

          lol well, you know, I’m italian and I know how to cook: I can give you an hell of a dinner with both whole tomatoes and sauce, so what I’d chose is not even a question (funnily enough, right now I’m heading to my grandma’s house to make a literal year worth of sauce starting from a lot of crates of whole tomatoes, which we use to make the real south-italian “sugo” ?)

          • balcobomber25
            July 20, 2016

            I make my own sauce with tomatoes, parsley, basil and oregano my grandmother grows in her backyard. The only thing I get from the store is the garlic lol. She even makes the pasta for me.

            • MattD
              July 21, 2016

              Looks tasty! ?
              Instead we make a “base” sauce with a long and complicated process, using a peculiar machine to mix the tomatoe pulp (hope that’s the right word) with basil and onion, then we fill 200/300/600 bottles (depending on many factors) with this and then use it throughout the year to cook in different ways… Hard work, but it’s overall worth it! ?

              PS: in case you haven’t already, ask your grandma to teach you how to make pasta… That’s a precious thing, something passing down from generation to generation throughout centuries… A tradition worth maintaining :’)

    • balcobomber25
      July 20, 2016

      Apple charges over 60,000 INR for the iPhone 6s.

  2. Ionut Johnny
    July 20, 2016

    This phone wasn’t released 6 months ago?

    • balcobomber25
      July 20, 2016

      It was released in China 6 months ago this is the India launch.

      • Ionut Johnny
        July 20, 2016

        But I didn’t see the phone on resellers or news until now.

  3. Dominó85
    July 20, 2016

    Only idiots and rich-no-care people will buy Speed 8 on that price. Staying on the ground this phone worth 250USD.

    • July 20, 2016

      With the Le 2 available for even lesser than that, I’d be surprised if people bought this even for 250.

    • Adam Irvine
      July 20, 2016

      250USD is being waaaaaaay to generous!

      Even for just the hardware it’s too much money…

      But then you also need to consider Zopos extremely poor software engineering and after sales support which should make it in my books -250USD

      Yep that’s right, they should pay us to take their sh!t!

    • balcobomber25
      July 20, 2016

      While I would never personally buy a Zopo for that much I am sure there are people who will out there, doesn’t mean they are rich or an idiot. I have paid a lot of money for Vivo, Oppo, Huaweii and Gionee phones in the past that had similar specs to phones that costs hundreds less. People will pay $700 for a Galaxy that has similar specs to current $400 phones.

      I think Zopo is crazy because I don’t like the brand, but there are Zopo fans who will buy it.

    • wolvie
      July 20, 2016

      Yeah but too bad there are a lot of idiot ZOPO fanboys outside that willing to pay their outrageous price.

      Low specs + Non Existence support + High Price = ZOPO

  4. July 20, 2016

    You can actually buy this at 299$. Zoppo were always expensive devices.