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The iOcean X8 Comes With A 5MP Auto Focus Front Camera For More Clear Self Portraits

May 30, 2014 - Written By Justin Diaz

 

It’s rare that you can find a device that is equipped with slightly more complex and advanced hardware when it comes to the front facing camera. iOcean apparently wants to be one of those rare situations, and has unveiled that their upcoming flagship device called the iOcean X8, will be equipped with a front facing camera that carries an auto focus feature. Front facing camera shots can be both decent and terrible, but one thing they all have in common is that they don’t possess nearly the amount of sophisticated  features that most rear facing cameras have now a days. iOcean wants to change this up, and deliver a phone that takes better than decent front facing photos.

The front facing camera with auto focus is said to be of 5MP quality, which isn’t terrible by any means, and the auto focus certainly helps to improve your chances of taking the absolute best image you can while using the secondary shooter. Case in point, if you want to up your selfie game the iOcean X8 can apparently help you do so. Now, the term selife is synonymous with plenty of ridicule but despite the jokes, an auto focus feature on the front camera could have some real benefits. Sometimes you’re taking a picture of you and a loved one and there is no other way to get both of you in the shot without taking it yourself. If this is the case, the rear camera can be sometimes be harder to use if you’re trying to make things perfect, but the front camera can allow you to see everything the sensor sees, making it easier to get everything just the way you want it.

The iOcean X8’s front facing auto focus camera is not the only sweet sounding feature the phone has though, it also come packing a 14MP rear facing camera for higher quality images and it’s all encased in a sleek looking body design. According to Gizchina the rest of the specs aren’t too shabby either. It comes with a 5.7-inch display with 1920 x 1080 resolution and 443 ppi, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, but no microSD card slot. The processor is a MediaTek octa-core MT6592 CPU clocking at 1.7GHz, and the GPU is a Mali-450 700mhz, so anything visually intense should be just fine. It supports a wide array of network frequencies, but unfortunately has no 4G compatibility so there’s a little downside. The word is that this device will be possibly be available sometime next week, although it could be later and this is likely a device we won’t see stateside or in many other large markets.