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6.8 inch Hisense X1 smartphone expected to loom over other handsets in the U.S. by Q2

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6.8 inch Hisense X1 smartphone expected to loom over other handsets in the U.S. by Q2
Last year at CES, Huawei introduced the 6.1 inch Huawei Ascend Mate. At the time, it was the largest screened smartphone in existance. Eventually, it would be replaced at the top of that list by the 6.4 inch Sony Xperia Z Ultra. The latter held the record, until now. At CES 2014, Hisense announced the 6.8 inch Hisense X1 smartphone. After a brief stop over in China, the humungous handset will be released in the U.S. late in the second quarter.

The IPS screen brings resolution of 1080 x 1920, and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU will be powering the beast. The rear-facing snapper weighs in at 13MP, and a 3900mAh battery keeps the lights on. Android 4.4 is pre-installed out of the box.

The device is all plastic and the manufacturer expects to position the model as a mid-range device despite the screen-size and the specs. Hisense plans on selling an unlocked variant in the states under the Silver name. The buzz is that two U.S. carriers are interested in adding the X1 to their lineups, which means that it will most likely be offered with subsidized pricing. While the Hisense X1 supports HSPA+, there is a X3 model that includes LTE connectivity. Pricing remains a mystery for the moment.


source: Engadget

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