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MEIZU’s founder, Jack Wong has been revealing details about upcoming smartphones on the company’s community forum lately. The top executive recently confirmed that the brand is working on a new mid-range smartphone called the MEIZU X8. Wong also went on to say that the upcoming X8 is expected to be better than the newly launched Xiaomi Mi 8 SE (in pictures). Now, a new leaked image has appeared on the social network, revealing the key specs of the smartphone.
Last year, Meizu did not release MX7 smartphone that was expected to arrive as the successor of 2016’s Meizu MX6 smartphone. By launching the Meizu X8 smartphone, Meizu Telecom Equipment company is expected to replace the Meizu MX series.
The leaked image is the screenshot of the ‘About Phone’ section of the settings on the phone. In the image, we can see that the upcoming smartphone will come powered by the latest Snapdragon 710 chipset, which also powers the aforementioned Mi 8 SE. Further, we can see that the smartphone will boot Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
The upcoming Meizu 16 and 16 Plus smartphones will be the first phones from the company to arrive with in-display fingerprint scanner. Wong has confirmed that Snapdragon 710 powered Meizu X8 won’t be featuring the advanced fingerprint scanning technology. Meizu X8, the first notched phone from the Chinese firm will be offering a high screen-to-body ratio.
Wong has also revealed the X8’s display size will be bigger than that of Xiaomi Mi 8 SE that features a 5.8-inch display. Probably, the X8 may arrive with a 6-inch screen, but there is no confirmation on it yet.
Earlier, a mysterious MEIZU smartphone with model number M816Q was spotted on the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology website, and it was expected to be the X8. The smartphone is expected to be a mid-range device and if Wong’s claim of it being better Mi 8 SE is true we can expect a bump in the spec sheet. Moreover, rumours have it that the MEIZU X8 will not feature the in-display fingerprint sensor, which is expected to be used on Meizu 16 and 16 Plus flagship devices. An earlier rumour also suggested that the handset might come with 20-megapixel dual camera setup on the back and boot Android Oreo.