Meizu X8 with Snapdragon 710, notch announced

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Meizu announced three new smartphones today at a single launch event at the Beijing Performance Arts center in China. One of them was the Meizu X8. The handset is comparable to the iPhone XR in design as it is the first Meizu device to feature a notch.

At the launch event, Meizu emphasised that the Meizu X8 has the same LCD COF ultra-narrow bezel technology as the iPhone XR. This results in very narrow borders as the corners are 1.7mm, bottom is 4.8mm, and the forehead is 2.84mm. The display itself has an 89.6 percent screen-to-body ratio and is a 6.15-inch LCD panel with 1080p+ resolution and 83% NTSC colour gamut. The back of the Meizu X8 is porcelain which makes the back very shiny and glossy, The fingerprint reader is also placed at the back and can be used for unlocking and WeChat and Alipay payments.

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The Meizu X8 boasts of a Snapdragon 710 CPU which is the first time Meizu has ever used this chip and is powered by a 3,210mAh battery with fast charge that promises 50 percent in 30 minutes.

The rear camera setup consists of a 12MP + 5MP (Dual PD full pixel dual-core focus, f / 1.9 aperture), where the main camera is IMX362.

The Meizu X8 costs 1598 yuan ($233) for the 4GB + 64GB version, 1,798 Yuan ($262) for the 6G+64GB version, and 1998 yuan ($291) for the 6GB + 128GB version. First release is on October 9 and sales start on November 1.

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  1. Jh1
    September 19, 2018

    Wish they had kept the 20mp zoom for the 2nd rear camera like in the meizu e3 or meizu 15. Should still take some decent pictures though.

  2. Shad8x
    September 19, 2018

    233$ for snapdragon 710 ? Amazing.

  3. Giulio Dainese
    September 19, 2018

    same design as iPhone xr? Nope, still has a massive chin…

    • manoley astosenix
      September 19, 2018

      iPhone xr costs 3 times the price of this. Still the notch seems smaller even than in iphone x

    • Giulio Dainese
      September 19, 2018

      Yes I agreed, I’m not an apple fan… The notch on iPhone is horrible! But I really hate the chin on every smartphone…

  4. Piotr A
    September 19, 2018

    And crappy battery 🙁

    • Johhny John
      September 19, 2018

      I think iPhone is smaller but still you can’t expect alot on a 200+ device where on the apple 750+ its a different story.

    • W
      September 19, 2018

      I think it is impressive for that price

  5. Wandering Droid
    September 20, 2018

    not really a fan of notch screens but that looks pretty decent for a $200 device.