After 4G VoLTE enabled budget device, it is now time for budget device with full screen display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Making it possible for the first time is Zopo which has recently launched its Flash X1 and Flash X2 smartphones with 18:9 display, which is quite similar to what we have seen in the Samsung Galaxy S8.
The Zopo Flash X1 is priced at Rs. 6,999 while the Flash X2 is tagged at Rs. 8,999. Both these smartphones were first revealed at the IFA 2017 in Berlin earlier this month.
Both these budget smartphones will be available for purchase in India starting October. They will be offered in the Alien Black, Citrine Gold, and Coral Blue color options. The manufacturer has priced both these smartphones strategically, making them the most affordable bezel-less display options in the segment.
Micromax had also offered its Canvas Infinity smartphones with a similar bezel-less display but, with a price tag of Rs. 9,999. Further moving in the segment is the LG Q6 that is tagged at Rs 14,999 but with 78 percent screen-to-body ratio. This means Zopo has taken a lead here by introducing 83 percent screen-to-body ratio.
Zopo Flash X1 Specifications
Coming to the specifications, the X1 packs a 5.5-inch (1280 X 640 pixels) HD IPS display. It is further backed with 2.5D curved glass display. Powering the smartphone is a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 64-bit processor with Mali-T720 GPU. It is offered with a 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD.
Camera duties include an 8MP primary camera with Sony IMX219 sensor, f/2.4 aperture, and LED flash. Whereas, the front features a 5MP shooter with soft LED flash and f/2.2 aperture. Fueling the Zopo Flash X1 is a 2,500mAh battery and the device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box.
Zopo Flash X2 Specifications
The bigger sibling comes packed with a 5.99 inch (1280 X 640 pixels) HD IPS display that is also backed with a 2.5D curved glass. The processor and graphics unit are similar to the Zopo X1 while the RAM and storage also does not hold any difference. Camera specifications are also similar and the major difference lies in the battery pack which is a 3,380mAh.
Let’s see how these smartphones manages to make a mark in the segment which is heavily dominated by Xiaomi at the moment.