Meitu, the Chinese company behind that viral selfie app that may or may not take all your personal information, just released the M8 and upgraded Meitu T8. The company’s phones are known for letting its users take the most extra selfies, as seen on Ashley’s review here, where she says it gave her “baby skin.” And it’s definitely equipped to do so — the Meitu M8’s front-facing camera is a 12-megapixel Sony camera, with a 21-megapixel Sony rear-facing camera. It also has a 5.2-inch display, 4GB of RAM, a Helio X20 processor, and a 3,000mAh battery.
But let’s get to the real reason why we’re here. Meitu knows the audience for these selfie phones, and it’s the people who appreciate good design. That includes me and Chinese superstar Angelababy, who’s helping launch the Sailor Moon Pretty Soldier Edition of the phone. Here she is unboxing it:
Look at this sick-ass selfie stick:
Based on the explosive response to this phone, I hope Meitu decides to release this phone in the US as well. Meitu’s also releasing the phone in other colors like blue, red, white, pink, and a special Hello Kitty Edition of the phone:
The phones will go on sale this Friday at noon on the official website for ¥2999 (around $435), and only 10,000 units will be available.