Hisense’s monster 6.8-inch X1 Android smartphone due in Q2

Hisense’s monster 6.8-inch X1 Android smartphone due in Q2

The line between smartphone and tablet may have been blurred with devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note, but Hisense unveiled something crazy at CES this week, basically a smartphone in a tablet body.

Launching in China before the U.S. this summer, the Hisense X1 features a 6.8-inch 1080p IPS display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 13 MP back-facing camera, 3,900mAh battery and a light skin on top of Android 4.4 KitKat. One downside to the smartphone is that it only supports HSPA+, but an LTE model, the X3, will be coming out as well.

Engadget, who got to spend some time with the device, said that “the overall user experience zips along smoothly and briskly,” the viewing angles are excellent and the matte plastic back feels great in hand, well two hands.

Hisense is shooting for a late Q2 release for the U.S. market and will release the X1 under the Sliver brand, “primarily for unlocked availability,” but the company is in talks with two U.S. carriers, so there could be a subsidized model.

All that being said, someone had to be crazy enough to launch a smartphone this big. Are you interested or is 6.8-inchs way too much smartphone?

via Engadget

 

 

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  1. Elliot Green
    April 22, 10:14 Reply

    I would love a 7 inch smart phone. But it should be sporting a 4k display and recording. Also 64 internal memory. How about a Nokia 42 megapixel camera with 4k recording. I’d pay good money for this.

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