has announced its first crowd sourced Android
smartphone called the Hawkeye
. This phone is a result of its Project Crowd Source X (CSX) that started back in 2016. It features an eye-tracking technology along with a self-adhesive back.
Initially, the company had refrained from revealing its specs and had put up a concept device on display. Now the company has officially announced all detailed specs of the phone.
The ZTE Hawkeye
comes with a 5.5-inch full HD display and runs on Snapdragon 625 processor coupled with 3GB RAM. For storage, the phone gets 32GB internal memory that can be expanded to 256GB via microSD card and powering the phone is a 3,000mAh battery.
At the back it has a fingerprint scanner with a dual camera setup. The optics includes a 12-megapixel camera along with a 13-megapixel sensor, while on the front is an 8-megapixel shooter.
Running on Android 7.0 Nougat, the phone also hosts other features like Qualcomm Quick Charge
2.0 via USB Type-C, NFC and Hi-Fi Audio for superior sound quality. It gets some connectivity options too, like USB Type-C port, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac as well as a dual-SIM slot.
Now that the specs are out, ZTE will start shipping this device by the second quarter of this year. This will be one of a kind device that allows users to browse through web pages and adhere to various surfaces by performing hands-free operations.
The Hawkeye will be available for $199 on KickStarter
and one can vote at csx.zteusa.com, for fifteen different options that includes colour and material of the phone. Chances are this phone isn't coming to India anytime soon and probably if it doesn't do too well on Kickstarter, it may not be a full fledged product in the future, however, the concept doesn't look quite tempting.