The trend of putting a notch around the top of a display in smartphones has spread like a wildfire since the launch of the iPhone X last year. However, lately, companies having been trying to find alternative solutions to the same. In fact, the excitement of having a notch is not as much as it used to be.
But it doesn’t mean that this design language is now past. Not by far, as Apple recently launched new iPhones on the same iPhone X’s design. And now, a not so prominent Chinese maker but fairly known, Meizu, has joined the notch group. The company has introduced Meizu X8 smartphone with a pretty big 6.2-inch display with a notch.
The good thing is that the cut-out (notch) is quite subtle and doesn’t look too bad as it generally does. The humongous display is an IPS LCD panel which delivers the Full HD+ resolution (2220p x 1080p). While the display appears good enough, the highlight feature in the phone is the Snapdragon 710 processor. It is the latest and supposedly the most powerful and efficient mid-range processor by Qualcomm.
This new S710 processor is accompanies by two RAM and storage options in the following combination – 4 GB/64 GB, 6 GB/64 GB and 6 GB / 128 GB. Furthermore, there’s a dual camera setup at the back, expectedly, with a 12 MP (f1.9) + 5 MP lenses. The secondary lens is meant to capture Portrait modes. The front camera is a 20 MP unit and features a Face ID system.
Meizu X8 comes with a Flyme OS based on Android Oreo and is powered by a 3,210 mAh battery. Prices are CNY 1,598 (4 GB / 64 GB), CNY 1,798 (6 GB / 64 GB) and CNY 1,998 (6 GB / 128 GB). Currently, there’s no info if it will be available in the Indian market.