Following up yesterday's mega-post about the ZEN X-Fi, I have another world exclusive to share with you. I now have two official photos of the player, as well as some official specs:
It sure looks a lot nicer in this stock photo. The description at the bottom says the player comes with "Premium Quality Earphones". They appear to be Creative's newest pair, the ep-830 in-ear headphones, a follow-up to the popular ep-630's.
Here's the official version of the picture we leaked yesterday. The use of the word "Series" definitely makes it seem like there will be multiple versions of this player. Perhaps a ZEN X-Fi Plus?
Now that I've shown you some eye candy, how about some features? Sadly, not much has changed from the original ZEN. It appears to have the same file support, and limitations with SD-card expansion. One notable improvement is in battery life. The original had a rated battery life of 30 hours for audio and the ZEN X-Fi ups that to an impressive 36 hours (with X-Fi turned off I'm assuming).
As you can see, we still don't have info on the screen size. I'm assuming it's 2.5", like the original. Capacities are also unknown, but if my source is correct (which they have been), it will come in 8, 16, and 32GB variations. The feature-set really isn't that great compared to the competition. The mainstream consumer has become spoiled by players like the iPod touch, boasting a large touchscreen display, and a wide assortment of features, including web browsing. Creative will need to work harder if they want to win them over
Creative might not be too happy to see all this information revealed, but we've waited long enough to see a new player from them, and I'm glad I could be the first person to share it with all of you.