The Akyumen Holophone Phablet integrates a projector and dual boots Android and Windows 10 PC


As the upcoming Apple iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy Note 7 start generating initial hype inertia, an unknown smartphone manufacturer is trying to steal some spotlight. Meet the strangely titled Akyumen Holophone Phablet, one of the most interesting devices in recent history.

Available September 1st, the Akyumen Holophone Phablet comes with a gargantuan 7-inch display. Despite its tablet-like size format, the manufacturer still considers the Akyumen Phablet a phone due to its phone-ready radios that allow for both calls and data usage.

If a 7-inch display isn't big enough for your needs, the Holophone also includes an integrated pico projector. The manufacturer says that the projector has a 45-lumen brightness rating and can project a display of up to 100 inches across the diagonal at a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels. 


In the software department, the Akyumen Holophone introduces an interesting proposition. Users will have their choice between Android Marshmallow and the full version of Windows 10 PC. Note that this is not the Windows 10 Mobile version nor the Continuum version of the former. 

Under the hood of the tablet beats the heart of an Intel Cherrytrail 8300 Quad Core chipset with 4GB of RAM. This should offer sufficient processing power for most basic tasks. 

The Akyumen Holophone comes with 128GB of integrated storage. However, if that's not enough for all of your multimedia content, you can add a microSD card. 

The Akyumen Holophone is now available for pre-order from the manufacturer's website. The basic bundle will set you back $750 while the $950 bundle includes multiple accessories such as a Bluetooth speaker, a battery stand, as well as a game controller. Unfortunately, all of the pre-order spots for the September 1st release date have been filled, meaning that you'll probably have to wait a bit longer to get the Holophone in your hands.


Many other devices promised to introduce us to the world of Windows-Android dual boot. If done properly, the ability to switch between Android and Windows 10 depending on momentary needs would be greatly appreciated. Android is ideal for lighter tasks, but the full complexity of Windows 10 is there to support you for advanced tasks as well as to provide support for legacy software. 

Unfortunately, it looks like both Google and Microsoft have actively taken steps to prevent the launch of such devices, which is why we haven't seen dual-boot tablets from any of the big manufacturers. Will this scarcity drive you to purchase the Akyumen Holophone?

source: Akyumen

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29 Comments

1. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Woh, add that to the list of devices paving the way to 1 computing device practically suitable for all computing tasks. This is part of what I'm expecting from the true Surface Phone.

9. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

There was rumors 1 of 3 variants of surface phone will use intel atom CPU. We can't wait to see that become true. -_- And the is not the first phone with full desktop win 10. remember syncphone from last winter? that was the first phone run full desktop win 10 ever made, but it was 5.4 inch, that too small, and project stopped in very short time so did not become popular.

13. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Yeah, this is another indication that a true Surface Phone is still possible, despite all the claims that "Intel killed it's mobile chips line". Regarding the "Syncphone", nope, never heard of it. But now that you mentioned it, did some googling and it sure looks interesting. Closest thing to my Smartphone wish ( http://www.dereferer.org/?http%3A%2F%2Fbit%2Ely%2F1Pe8PAu ). However, it's still missing a key component that only Microsoft can enable on their platform: proper continuum support from Phone UI, to Tablet UI, to Laptop/Desktop UI on the same computing device. Plus, the hardware design isn't very appealing IMO. Regardless, it's yet another device slowly paving the way to the true Surface Phone.

33. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

A core m3 is technically possible to put into a phone, by sacrificing the battery life a bit of course, let's see what the future holds for us : )

19. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I 100% take that back regarding the "hardware design not being appealing". Saw this article and video about it ( http://goo.gl/k1l4hE ), and the design there wasn't appealing at all, looked as dull as the Lumia line-up. Then I came across these images and specs ( https://goo.gl/KGmi0z ) on the main Indegogo page (which was unfortunately a miserable failure), looks a lot more appealing there, it almost 100% matches that Surface Phone concept! What's even more interesting is the fact that it was going to match the Performance of the Surface 3, and could have come dual-booted with Android to meet all SmartPhone UI needs, with Windows 10 Pro there for Tablet/Laptop/Desktop needs (if a proper USB Type C dock were provided). It's really saddening that device didn't get the attention it deserved. But it sure shines great hope on a true Surface Phone being very close. Thanks very much for mentioning it!

4. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

This beast is certainly the best phone out there, until surface phone is revealed. can this make phone call or is it a tablet? the web site did not show detail spec.

5. fyah_king unregistered

So what 's the screen resolution?

7. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

It's 1080p according to their website: "Its 7” display unit is perfect for higher visibility. Fully immerse yourself in your favorite movies at stunning 1080p definition"

10. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

now that's what we call a phone with a booty..

16. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

booty in the wrong end..

11. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

This could be the best device made to date, especially if it had a UHD screen... Also I would think this thing must require a beast of a battery if the projector is to be used proper - as a portable.

12. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Cherrytree8800, how does that compare to s820 E8890? Does anyone know?

14. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

From this article ( http://goo.gl/C80yWg ), the 64-Bit single-core and and multi-core geekbench results seem very underwhelming compared to S820 and E8890...then again, that's in Windows, not sure if it'll be any different in the Android UI.

22. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Thanks.

25. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

s820+android cannot run x86 apps. This phone can run x86 apps.

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What would you try to compare a desktop class CPU to a mobile chips etc? The fact it can push x86 applications, already tells you how they compare. RiSC vs CISC. Different code, different chips, different in processing power. Would you compare the towing power of a Prius to Ford 350 Dualie?

31. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

intel atom is not desktop class CPU. it mainly for notebook and mobile class tablet.

15. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I have got to commend this phone for two major ideas: 1. The price is great considering the HP Elite x3 is priced about the same and some would argue is not as capable of a device. 2. Dual-booting devices are, in my opinion, the best. It gives the consumers choice and allows you to choose when you want to use what OS for whatever purpose. I wish more manufacturers would choose this route. However, the two main cons I see are: 1. Unknown manufacturer which could translate into unknown build quality and materials. 2. 45 lumens is NOT bright at all. That is going to have to be a very dark room to be able to see that projection.

27. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Agree. Not using my own money to buy an unproven device. Besides it's better to get a proper Windows 10 tablet with at least a core M CPU.

23. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Wow dual boot phone. Wp+Android.

29. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Its a Android phone + Windows 10 x86. Meaning you would lose your phone capability when you boot to Windows 10 PC.

36. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

how can you tell ?? why would windows 10 mobile make phone calls, full windows cannot ? if it designed to work as a phone, it should.

28. TheOracle1

Posts: 2213; Member since: May 04, 2015

30. cmvrgr

Posts: 45; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

If it can handle phone calls from windows 10 desktop when you have switched opetaring system would be fantastic.

32. cmvrgr

Posts: 45; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

Atom is not a desktop class cpu but with 4 himself ram you can run anything even very heavy apps to view on the road a file. This device is not for actual working. I already has a 8" 2gb ram Chinese tablet with 64bit Windows 10 a bt keyboard and I can run heavy apps like illustrator, Photoshop, autocad even game engines, c++ compilers etc. Is underpowered for actual work but you can see a file on the road. That this the important part of a device with full desktop OS. Is a dream machine for many professionals because with a single device you can do the same that you need with 2 or 3 devices. Imagine that I have a 6.8" and the 8 inch windows tablet plus chargers. With that you save a lot in space and weit in your small bag. I hope in the near future manufacturers to create powerful devices with desktop class cpus in that form factor that we will use also at office by plugging a monitor and keyboard. That will render laptops unnecessary and will free mobility. We need a minimum of 10 years to see real powerful processors that will be powerful enough and with heat management that they could be fitted to a mobile class size device.

34. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

If this will work on AT&T in USA I want it.

35. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

The website does not show detail spec of each function, network band. I send email ask the details, they did not respond. right now September shipment is old out. next wave will be November.

37. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Wonder if it has a phone option while in PC mode. THIS should be the chipset that the new MS Surface phone uses.. and it should be JUST Win10 PC with a phone app.

38. cmvrgr

Posts: 45; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

I wonder when a buyer will make a review.the shipments have been out. We have so many questions and the actual device will answer all of our questions. If it works also with band 20 for Europe and can make voice calls from windows desktop will be a dream machine. If it had a dual SIM would be a super pro device with one SIM for voice and one dedicated for data only with many GBs.......

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