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.

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

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
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