ZTE Hawkeye, the crowdsourced phone, will feature optical zoom and Android Nougat

ZTE Hawkeye, the crowdsourced phone, will feature optical zoom and Android Nougat
Not long after showcasing its crowdsourced Hawkeye smartphone at CES 2017, ZTE today revealed an almost complete list of specs for the handset (which is shaping up to be an attractive mid-ranger for its price category).

The Hawkeye will run Android 7 Nougat, sporting a 5.5-inch 1080p display and being powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. Furthermore, it will come with 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable storage space, fingerprint scanner, a USB Type-C port, and a 3000 mAh battery.

Interestingly, the ZTE Hawkeye will have a dual (13MP + 12MP) rear camera with "optical zoom" - this makes us think about the dual rear camera of the iPhone 7 Plus. Unfortunately, ZTE hasn't provided more details about this camera, which was not included on previous Hawkeye prototypes (pictured below).

The Hawkeye is a GSM/HSPA phone with support for the following LTE bands: B2, B4, B5, B7, B12, B13, and B66 (other bands might be added before launch). Thus, the handset will be compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile in the US.

In addition to what's listed above, the ZTE Hawkeye has two other important features: eye tracking (for hands-free navigation - just move your eyes to scroll up or down), and an optional adhesive rear shell (this should let you stick the phone to most flat surfaces).

As previously reported, the ZTE Hawkeye can already be funded via Kickstarter - if you pledge $199, you should receive the phone in the third quarter of the year, assuming that the project is fully funded (see the source link below). Interested?

source: ZTE Kickstarter

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