Since their first showing at the beginning of the year, the iOcean X8 has given netizens a lasting first impression, and as the details are slowly revealed, the X8 has shown to not just be a pretty device, and is just as beautiful on the “inside”. As for the pricing and release date, which people are most excited about, there are already accurate news coming out. The first batch of iOcean X8 devices will start this week, and will be obtainable through purchases.
The first batch of X8s are limited to 500 units, and is probably the actual figures. All netizens can participate in the sales event, which will accept registration from the 25th onwards, and purchase the device before the 29th. Pricing wise, the market price of the iOcean X8 is CNY$1,999, but eligible purchasers can get the product at a special price of CNY$1,499. Furthermore, if they share the news of purchasing their new X8 to other people, they can get a further discount of CNY$100, purchasing this smartphone for as low as $1,399.
The modern design of the X8 heavily contributes to its charm with consumers. The style of the device is proper, with sleek curves, and a nice glass back cover. The inner frame is made of aluminum, and the phone is made with high-quality materials, while at the same time being extremely slim at 159mm x 79mm x 7.7mm.
Additionally, the iOcean X8 continues iOcean’s persistence with high quality resolution, built with a 5.7 inch 1080p resolution LTPS display, with double-forced Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which raises its scratch resistance. The touchscreen supports ultra sensitive-touch. The processor is like the G7/X7S, using the 1.7GHz speed MT6592 eight-core, with 2GB RAM and 34GB ROM storage, a 2650 mAh battery, and supports WCDMA and GSM dual SIM card. Photography specifications have been increased, with a front 5 megapixel camera with autofocus support and in-built Beautify 3.0 function, and a 14 megapixel back camera which uses stack sensors.
The phone will run on Android 4.1, and will include blank screen gestures, blank screen waking and gesture sensing functionality and a more beautiful interface. In terms of new features, the X8 supports the new NFC technology, as well as a gyroscope an electronic compass sensor and gesture rich sensor, and a status indicator.
The first batch of 500 units is an export version, its number cannot be compared to other products with units in the thousands, but is more real, and the price is almost CNY$600 cheaper than the market price, similar to the G7’s first batch. This counts as word-of-mouth marketing, by people who really like the iOcean X8 to use the device first, but this price will not produce much profit. The sales event will begin on April 25 at 10am, so be sure to not miss it if you have been following the iOcean X8 all this while!