The next phone, ZTE Hawkeye has been officially announced and the phone will be available in stores in the month of September this year.
The model was first showcased during the CES 2017 event. After the initial announcement, the press and buyers were pretty curious of its hardware specification and pricing. ZTE however maintained a long silence and didn’t talk about the phone up until now. In a recent update, the manufacturer has revealed the most important specifications of the phone and based on the sheet, we can confidently say that it looks quite promising especially with an affordable price tag of $199.
The ZTE Hawkeye features a large 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. The screen size has become the norm in almost every phone these days including the top of the line iPhone 7S and Google Pixel XL. Under the shell, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with 2 GHz speed. The 64-bit 8 crore processor houses the Adreno 506 GPU. Being a budget device, the company has opted to go with processors from 2016 rather than trying to usher in new hardware. It allows them to keep the budget at affordable rates. Recent rumors claimed that the upcoming Moto G 5th generation phone will use the same 625 processor that’s reliable, powerful enough for everyday tasks and is affordable.
ZTE Hawkeye has 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage space and supports micro SD card slot for further expansion. It has a dual SIM slot but is hybrid as it supports either dual SIM cards or a single SIM With a SD card for additional storage space. The phone sports a dual camera setup with a 13 megapixel camera and a 12 megapixel camera in the rear while the front has a 8 megapixel camera for those selfie moments. It has a 3,000 mAh battery and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.
The phone is already available for pre-order in the United States. It has some unique features such as an eye tracker and is part of the Kickstart project. You can choose to pledge money in here to get the phone when it’s available this September or wait for it to hit the stores. One of the unique features is that it comes with an optional case that has wall adhesive in it. You can stick it to the wall and scroll the screen using your eyeballs. The idea sounds futuristic but we are yet to see how it works in the real world.