A few weeks ago, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu released its 2018 flagship smartphones, the Meizu 16 and the Meizu 16 Plus in China. Well, it now looks that the company is prepping up for the launch of yet another handset. The device is none other than the Meizu X8, which has been in the headlines since the last few months. Additionally, we also saw Meizu Founder Jack Wong confirming the existence of the Meizu X8 along with certain details. Now, popular benchmarking App, AnTuTu has revealed the key specifications of the smartphone.
Going by the AnTuTu snapshot, we can see that the Meizu X8 will carry the model number m1872. Furthermore, the handset is powered by Qualcomm’s all-new octa-core Snapdragon 710 SoC, which features two performance oriented Kryo 360 Gold CPU cores clocked at 2.2GHz and six Kryo 360 Silver CPU cores clocked at 1.7GHz. The SoC features an Adreno 616 GPU which is 35 percent faster compared to the Adreno 512 GPU inside the Snapdragon 660 chipset from last year. Moving on to the other details of the Meizu X8, the listing tells us the smartphone will pack an impressive 6GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and might have a microSD card slot for further expansion. The resolution mentioned in the AnTuTu listing is 2160 × 1080 Full HD+, meaning that we should most possibly see a 5.8 or a 6-inch display.
As far as the other details regarding the camera, battery capacity, and connectivity about the device go, they are not known as of now. However, from the CEO’s comments, we are aware of the pricing of the device, which is stated to be below 2,000 Yuan (Rs. 20,357). Given the pricing of the handset and indications by Jack Wong, the Meizu X8 will compete directly with the likes of Xiaomi’s Mi 8 SE that also packs a Snapdragon 710 SoC and has a dual rear-facing camera.
Additionally, if we have a look at the company’s recent track record, it did not launch the much anticipated Meizu MX6 successor, the Meizu MX7 last year. It is said that Meizu X series could replace the Meizu MX lineup with a budget-friendly price tag along with flagship-level specs. However, we also cannot ignore the chances of the company debuting the MX7 as well, considering that last year Meizu SVP which had hinted that the MX7 flagship phone will be launching in 2018.