Meizu X8’s launch is nearing but it remains a rather mysterious device since all the info we’ve got so far are a few teasers from the CEO himself.

Today, a live image reveals a bit more about the design and confirms the Snapdragon 710 chipset inside. According to the Weibo leakster, this is a pre-production unit.

As you might remember, Jack Wong said that the device will be better than the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE but didn’t say why except that it will incorporate a bigger screen.

Well, now we know what else – much smaller notch. It might be due to the angle the photo is taken at but the notch appears to be quite minimalist and the bezels look just about the same as the ones on the Mi 8 SE. This means we can expect a better screen-to-body ratio too.

The photo also reveals the device will ship with Android 8.1 Oreo, which is the latest stable version of the OS.

We can’t wait to see how Meizu’s X8 stacks against its direct competitor, the Mi 8 S