6.8 inch Hisense X1 smartphone expected to loom over other handsets in the U.S. by Q2
posted by Alan F. / Jan 09, 2014, 10:16 PM
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.
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This must be the phablet limit, the biggest one in the industry.
posted on Jan 09, 2014, 10:23 PM 0
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Don't speak too soon... bc I'm sure someone will come out a 6.99" phablet o.O At 6.8"... it really loses the meaning of a mobile phone. It's almost like walking around with a Nexus 7 (I know Nexus 7's braze is bigger) I do like the battery size :P but I really don't think I'll be able to fit that phone in my pocket... I might have to pass :/
posted on Jan 10, 2014, 7:14 AM 0
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How do you carry it? My iPhone goes comfortably on my belt in a leather pouch, my note 3 does the same thing but not as easily and as comfortable. This thing won't even fit, it'll have to be carried like what it is a tablet
posted on Jan 10, 2014, 5:00 PM 0
so how about if they start focusing on something else besides the screen size? Do they think we will eventually want a 10inch "phablet" in the next couple of years? 5" is the perfect screen size for me even with all the bigger sizes coming out these days. Please just work on battery for crying out loud as well as software updates and the aesthetics of the phone.
posted on Jan 10, 2014, 8:08 PM 1
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thats a nice phone ima get it one of these days im dropping these other phones BC i always wanted a real big phone an this one cough my eyes a 6.8 screen that's really bigger than the phones i have been looking at soo would it be in the U.S. by Christmas
posted on Sep 08, 2014, 2:38 PM 0
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