If you think the maturing Chinese smartphone market and emerging markets like India have the side effect of lots of manufacturers surfacing that you may not be familiar with, you are probably right. Although in the case of ZOPO, they have been around for a while, but as a small player in the market. They appear to be hopeful that may change this year as they have a new flagship device set to launch in a very big way at MWC 2016.
The ZOPO Speed 8 is set to be introduced at a “reveal event” on February 24th at MWC 2016. ZOPO has retained MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo to help promote the brand and be present at the event in Barcelona.
ZOPO is not holding back on the specs for the Speed 8 which will supposedly be powered by the new Mediatek Helio X20 processor, making the Speed 8 one of the first devices to hit the market with the new chip. ZOPO is also expected to pack in 4GB of RAM, a fingerprint reader, and a 2K display, so the Speed 8 should be able to hold its own in many respects. The big question market out there will be the camera sensors and what ZOPO equips the the Speed 8 with for photography purposes.
We will keep an eye out for more details on the Speed 8 from MWC 2016 like pricing, availability and what markets will see this smartphone.