Zopo Mobile on Friday announced that its Speed X smartphone will be available from Friday, July 21 at a price of Rs. 9,499. Unveiled towards the end of last month, the Zopo Speed X will go on sale in the country from Friday itself via major e-commerce platforms - it's already listed on Amazon India. The smartphone's biggest notable feature is its AI-based chatbot, called Niki, which allows users to perform various tasks. Another highlight is the presence of dual rear cameras. The Zopo Speed X will be made available in Royale Gold, Charcoal Black, Orchid Gold, and Space Grey colours.
Talking about the Ratan Tata backed AI-based smart chatbot app Niki, it enables Zopo Speed X users to avail easy purchase options for over 20 e-commerce services ranging from travel and entertainment to daily utilities. "They will simply have to chat with Niki to pay bills, book cabs, buses, hotels, movie tickets and a lot more, just within seconds," Zopo said in its release.
Coming to the specifications, the dual-SIM (Nano) Zopo Speed X runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box and sports a 5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) IPS display with a 441 ppi resolution. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor coupled with 3GB of DDR3 RAM.
The Zopo Speed X sports dual rear cameras - the setup consists of a primary 13-megapixel sensor and a secondary 2-megapixel sensor allowing depth-of-field effects. At front, it comes with a 13-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture. Both the cameras have LED flash support. The Zopo Speed X comes with 32GB of built-in storage, which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).
The connectivity options on Zopo Speed X include Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), FM radio, GPS/ A-GPS, and Micro-USB, apart from 4G VoLTE support. The Zopo Speed X packs a non-removable 2680mAh battery. The device is 8.1mm thick and weighs 131 grams.
The Zopo Speed X also has a fingerprint scanner mounted on the rear panel. The smartphone also comes with features like smart screen, multi-window view. The sensors on the smartphone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, and proximity sensor.
Commenting on the launch, Vineet Varshney, CTO, Zopo Mobile, said "Our new flagship product, Speed X belongs to our high end Speed series which is aimed to provide affordable smartphones to the Indian smartphone users with top notch technology. We are immensely happy to launch the Speed X along with Niki.ai. With the growth of digital wallets and the consumer's behavior shift from offline purchase to online shopping, we decided to introduce Niki in our Speed X smartphone for all our Indian customers. Niki understands the consumer's buying pattern and suggests them with new and better options to look for in almost all the areas."