Zopo Speed 8: The Deca-Core Monster

Chinese electronics manufacturer, Zopo, launched its new Speed 8 smartphone in New Delhi last month. The phone comes with a 10-core processor, and the company claims it to be the first device of its kind in the world.

The more number of cores in a phone, the more efficiently the gadget will work. Users will be able to feel the difference while playing games that are heavy on graphics and uses a lot of memory. A deca-core processor means there’s unlikely to be a lag in performance and videos and animations would play smoothly sans any stuttering.

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Apps load faster on a phone that has more cores. Capturing photos in high resolution, recording full HD videos, and surfing through an album will be quicker, with no chance of hanging.

A core, for instance, could be busy in running a game while others are in the standby mode. Whenever a call comes in, the subsequent core will get to work. But, both the gaming session and the call answering function can continue simultaneously without any hitch. Zopo Speed 8 users can enjoy a seamless multimedia experience, courtesy the deca-core on-board processor.

The Zopo Speed 8 is powered by a Mediatek Helios X20 chip. It’s the same chip which is rumoured to power the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, slated to release in China soon. The price point of the Speed 8 pits it against the OnePlus 3, one of the most popular smartphones in India today.

The Zopo Speed 8 deca-core smartphone is fairly impressive in looks, with a 5.5 inch full HD (1080×1920 pixels) screen. It also has a couple of front facing speakers. Other phones with dual front facing speakers, like the Nexus 6P and the HTC M8, have always found favour among fans and critics alike.

The Speed 8 is equipped with a 21MP IMX230 camera, another first of its kind in India. But that has to be backed up by an equally good software to justify the spec-sheet. The camera also boasts of an auto focus, LED flash, and Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF). The 8MP front camera, for those wonderful selfies, also has a dedicate LED flash. But the phone misses out on image stabilization technology which is present in the OnePlus 3.

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The Speed 8 runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. It comes with 32GB internal storage which is not expandable. The phone supports dual SIM operations and has LTE connectivity. Other advanced features include Bluetooth (4.1) and Wi-Fi (802.11). Audio input is through a typical 3.5mm jack.

The Zopo Speed 8 deca-core smartphone has a fingerprint sensor and an in-built Near Field Communication (NFC) support. Zoppo didn’t tread the pre-order path like its competitors and has made the Speed 8 available both online and offline straight away.

Zopo Speed 8 is the latest in the line of Chinese manufacturers entering the Indian market to cater to the increasing demand for affordable and feature-rich smartphones.

The Speed 8 is priced at ₹29,990.


by techtalks @TechTalks August 25, 2016 5:46 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

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Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

Ishwar Maradi