Meitu, the Chinese manufacturer, is known more for its camera apps and less for its phones. But things are getting changed with its newest release, the Meitu T8. The T8 is the world’s first dual-pixel selfie phone that houses a 12MP shooter on the front. The dual-pixel technology is a real deal breaker. Many different DSLRS and mirrorless cameras are using this technology. We saw few phones using such technology in the back but it’s the first time it’s being used on the front. To name a phone using dual-pixel technology in its camera unit on the back, it’s the Samsung galaxy S7. So, if you’re a selfie manic then this phone is what you should buy next. Oh wait, I’ve one bad news and it is the phone is on sale only in China as of today.
More on Meitu T8 (Specs, Price, and Availability)
Meitu T8 is the first phone in T-line up of smartphones from the Meitu. This phone is all about the front camera which has a lot to offer. That said, the 21MP unit in the back is no lesser as well. The front 12MP camera, with Sony IMX368 sensor, works on dual-pixel technology for faster and better phase detection auto-focus. Plus, both the units in the back and on the front use fill light technology and optical image stabilization giving much better camera performance.
The Meitu T8, the selfie phone, uses AI for the enhancement of the selfies. The AI helps in the recognition of age and gender of the people in the selfie. And, Hence will apply the required mode of beautification. Say, if it’s a selfie of a young girl then it won’t apply skin smoothing as it would apply to a selfie of a 50 years old woman. Plus, in group selfies, obviously, there will be a lot of faces. The Camera app used in Meitu T8 will observe all those faces individually and apply the unique mode of beautification to each of them.
What about the other aspects of the phone? Well, starting with the design. It is quite different than what we have been seeing lately. The hexagonal design looks different yet lovable.
Meitu T8 Highlights:
- 2.3 GHz Helio X20 deca-core processor
- 5.2 inch Full HD display (LCD/OLED yet to be confirmed)
- 4GB RAM, 128 GB onboard storage (Not expandable)
- 12MP, f1.8, OIS, dual pixel front shooter; 21MP, f2.2, OIS rear shooter
- 3850mAh battery, fast charging
- USB Type C
- front mounted fingerprint sensor
- RMB 3,299/USD 480 (Standard Edition), RMB 3,599/USD524 (Angelababy Special Edition)
- Colors: Rose Gold, Magic Orange, Bright Blue, Phantom Black
If you love taking selfies on the go and don’t want to bother editing them before posting them on social medias then you should definitely buy the Meitu T8. But unfortunately, phones like the T8 never make into the markets like that of Nepal. However, Meitu T8 is just a beginning. We can expect to see such improvements in the selfie cameras of many other phones in days to come.