MWC 2016: Zopo Speed 7, 8C with MediaTek SoC unveiled
MWC 2016: Zopo Speed 7, 8C with MediaTek SoC unveiledZopo Mobile (Official) Website

China-based Zopo Mobile unveiled new smartphones — the Speed 8 and the Speed 7C — at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.

Among the two, Speed 8 is the top-end phone. It sports a metal-clad body with 5.5-inch full-HD display, an 8MP snapper with dedicated LED flash on the front and a 21MP Sony camera with dual-tone LED flash on the rear.

Key aspect of Zopo Speed 8 is it is the world's first smartphone to boast a deca-core chipset (made by MediaTek). It houses 10 ARM Cortex A-53 cores and is backed by a 700MHz ARM Mali-T880 MP4 graphics engine, sumptuous 4GB RAM and a 3,600mAh battery.

On the other hand, Zopo Speed 7C is a budget smartphone. It comes with a modest spec list: 5.0-inch HD screen, Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, MediaTek quad-core SoC (System-on-Chip), 2GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt memory, a 13.2MP primary camera on the rear, a 5MP selfie shooter and a 2,500mAh battery.

The company has not revealed the devices' price and release details. Watch this space for updates.

Key specifications of Zopo Speed 8C and Speed 7:

Models Zopo Speed 8C Zopo Speed 7
Display 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) screen
  • Pixel density: 400 ppi (pixels per inch)
5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) screen
  • Pixel density: 293 ppi
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 5.1 Lollipop (v6.0 Marshmallow update guaranteed to come in Q1)
Processor 64-bit class MediaTek (MT6797) Deca-core (ARM Cortex A-53 x 10) 64-bit class MediaTek (MT6735) Quad-core (ARM Cortex A-53 x 4)
GPU 700MHz ARM Mali-T880 MP4 450MHz ARM Mali-T720 MP2
Storage 32GB 16GB, expandable up to 64GB
  • Main: 21MP Sony IMX230 camera with Auto focus, f/2.2 aperture, 6-physical lens, ½.45-inch lens size, dual-tone LED flash, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus)
  • Front: 8MP camera with OV8856 sensor, LED flash, 4-physical lens, f/2.0 aperture
  • Main: 13.2MP camera with OV13850 sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 5-physical lens, 1/3.06-inch lens size, autofocus, LED flash
  • Front: 5MP camera with OV5670 sensor, f/2.8 aperture, 3-physical lens
Battery 3600mAh (Li-Polymer) with Fast charging technology 2500 mAh (LiPo)
Network 4G-LTE 4G-LTE
Add-ons Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac/a/b/g/n), FM radio, USB OTG, Type-C USB port, Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), GPS+GLONASS, notification LED feature, FM radio, USB OTG, micro USB port
Dimensions 152.5 x 76.35 x 9.8 mm 146.1 x 70.6 x 8.65 mm
Weight 136 g 136