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Meizu X8 – Meizu’s first notch phone

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Now Meizu launched four phones together: Meizu 16X, Meizu V8, Meizu V8 Pro and the Meizu X8. And while the other phones took the spotlight quite easily, the X8 kinda went under the radar. Now, the reason behind that could be Meizu X8 employs a notch on the display, while others don’t. And this is a bigger issue because Meizu was all about that no-notch displays since the beginning.

But now, the mid-ranger device, Meizu X8 carries the infamous notch on its display. However, for the smartphone market that is all used to it by now, it’s not a big deal. But, this is Meizu’s very first phone with a notch!

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Anyway, the phone features a 6.2″ Full HD+ display (1080 x 2220) on an IPS LCD panel. The notch on the phone is quite big as well. But the wide notch houses a selfie camera, Infrared transmitter, ear-piece, breathing light and a signal receiver. It has a 89.6% screen-to-body ratio and trims off the minimum bezels found on the other three phones. The back houses a fingerprint scanner, which Meizu claims can unlock your device in 0.2 seconds.

On the camera department, it has a simple dual camera setup at the back. The setup consists of a 12 MP sensor with f/1.9 aperture and a 5 MP depth sensor. On the selfie department, it carries a 20 MP shooter with smart blur features and ArcSoft AI beautifying algorithms.

Under the hood, the a 2.2 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 710 powers the phone, which lines it in the top levels of the mid-range section. Supporting it is a 4 GB RAM or a 6 GB one, depending on the variant. The options available are 4 GB RAM / 64 GB storage, 6 GB / 64 GB or a 6 GB / 128 GB variants. It packs a 3210 mAh of battery with fast charge support.

The phone comes in Black, White and Blue colors. The phones are priced as CNY 1,598 for the 4 GB / 64 GB model, which converts to $230; CNY 1798 ($262) for the 6 GB / 64 GB model and CNY 1998 ($290) for the 6 GB / 128 GB variant. As it is with Meizu, international availability is not yet known, but it is up for pre-order on Meizu’s official Chinese website.

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Meizu X8 Specifications

  • Display: 6.2″ IPS LCD display (1080 x 2220) resolution with 89.6% screen-to-body ratio
  • Rear Camera: 12 MP sensor with f/1.9 aperture and Dual Pixel PDAF + 5 MP depth sensor, Dual Camera setup
  • Front Camera: 20 MP sensor with Smart Blur feature and ArcSoft Beautify AI algorithm
  • Processor: 2.2 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  • RAM: 4 GB  / 6 GB
  • Storage: 64 GB / 128 GB
  • Battery: 3210  mAh with Fast Charge
  • Features: USB Type-C, 3.5 mm headphone jack, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor