The iOcean X8 's auto-focus front camera will finally make focused selfies possible

The iOcean X8 's auto-focus front camera will finally make focused selfies possible
If you ever thought your selfies lacked focus and hate the awkward option of taking them with your smartphone's rear cam, consider the upcoming iOcean X8. Coming out of China, the X8 will bring the first 5MP front camera with auto-focus. This solution seems so simple and obvious that we can't help, but scratch our heads at why it's coming out of a small Chinese vendor, while the major players have no clue about it. But that's the way it goes sometimes.

In addition to its extraordinary selfie-taking abilities, the iOcean X8 features a 5.7-inch 1080p display, an octa-core MediaTek CPU, a Mali-450 GPU, 2GB RAM, a 14MP rear camera, a 2560mAh battery, and runs Android 4.2. It also happens to look real fine, with dimensions coming in at 6.26 x 3.11 x 0.3 inches (159 mm x 79 mm x 7.5 mm). Check out the many photos of the device we gathered from iOcean.

Since it's a Chinese smartphone, the price is expected to remain low (from our Western perspective, that is). The iOcean X8 probably won't be sold globally, but if you fancy it, simply mail-order it to your part of the globe. Accessories and video reviews for it are already available on-line, so the launch should happen very soon.



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14. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Wow that phone looks sexy, kinda like the Xperia Z but better. The interface icons look kinda ugly though...but otherwise quite an 'attractive' smartphone.

13. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Soon we'll see 20 MP front camera

11. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The screen to battery ratio is laughable

12. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Well, it IS .3 inches thick...

8. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

still better design than Samsung s5....

6. uchis

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

this reminds me of a japanese smartphone ..hurmmmm

3. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

When Xperia Z meets iPhone...

5. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Xperia I :P It's a good looking phone I Have to say.

7. SleepingOz unregistered

Right but I must say that it looks better than both of them.

2. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Pic 4 alludes that being from China, it also can be used as China.

1. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Giant iPhone is all i saw.

4. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Yours and Kaiku's observations are correct, but then again, it's not like there are too many options to make a rectangular smartphone stand out. Designing and engineering everything around a display and an antenna imposes significant limits on imagination. At least this one is out of the blatant theft zone, though.

10. AppleHateBoy unregistered

Someone forgot the Oppo N1 and Elife E7 Mini. They were the first with focused selfies.

9. skyline88

Posts: 702; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

as long as the inside is not horrible iOS, i'll take it

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