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Meitu T8 packs a 12-megapixel selfie camera

Meitu's latest phone packs a powerful selfie camera and uses artificial intelligence to make you look good.

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As a phone designed to help Meitu conquer the selfie world, the T8 features a unique hexagonal design and a powerful front camera. It retails for about $480 (or around £385 and AU$630) in China, though be prepared to fork out a slight premium from online resellers.

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The rear of the phone features a curved metal design that feels pretty luxurious.

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The rear 21-megapixel camera takes up a very prominent spot on the back, but it lacks features from the front camera, such as phase detection autofocus and optical image stabilization.

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The phone uses a modern USB Type-C connection.

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I like how slim the phone looks and the rounded edges make for a comfortable grip.

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The front selfie camera is where the action is, and features a 12-megapixel sensor with optical image stabilization, dual-pixel phase detection autofocus and f1.8 aperture. When taking selfies, you can select how much beautification you require, though that will leave you looking really smooth and freaky.

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The hexagonal design of the phone is pretty unique.

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The front fingerprint button is a physical button that you can press, unlike the iPhone's, which uses haptic technology to simulate the feel you get when you press a button.

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