“Imitation is the best form of flattery”.
ZTE has just announced the final specs of their crowdcreated product, the Hawkeye.
It’s flattering to see a big OEM take a leaf out of our playbook and try to bring a unique smartphone into a market crowded by phones that look the same and do the same thing, by using the power of a community willing to bring change into this world.
Here are the specs of this 199$ device:
Android Nougat out of the box
Dual cameras: 12MP + 13MP w/ optical zoom
8MP front-facing camera
5.5-inch 1080p display
Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 CPU
3GB RAM/ 32GB Internal storage (expandable up to 256GB via microSD
DualSIM card connectivity
3,000 mAh battery
USB Type-C, Quick Charge 2.0 capable
Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, NFC
In addition, it’s bringing two intriguing features to the table:
Scrolling based on Eye-Tracking - by recognizing movement of the eyes, pages can scroll automatically up-down or left-right based on movement. Voice commands can be used to navigate between pages.
Stick to Walls and Surfaces with Self-Adhesive Case - with an optional case, the phone can be mounted to a vertical surface, freeing up the need to hold the phone.
So, what do you think?
Do you think that it’s a new sort of smartphone, or one with a couple of new gimmicks?