A China-based company called Actwell is joining the bandwagon of companies making large Android-based devices. Its new product is called the MT6577, a phablet that packs a 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
Under the hood, the device also features a dual-core MT6577 processor working with 1GB of RAM. Frequent travellers or those on a budget would appreciate its dual-SIM feature that allows users to choose the more cost-effective services from two mobile operators. Also onboard is a microSD card reader, and an 8-megapixel main camera. Connectivity options include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, and GPS. Connectivity bands, however, remain unknown. It also runs on what appears to be stock Android, sans customizations from Actwell. It has dimensions of 159 x 85 x 9.7 millimeters and sports a similar design with the Galaxy Note II from Samsung.
At the moment, Actwell is selling the device only for OEM buyers, and those who will be purchasing bulk orders. It may thus be seen in the future as a rebranded device, possibly from European companies who often engage in the practice. According to Tablet-News, the MT6577 smartphone will likely sell for a price around US$200 to $300.
Apart from these, there is little information available about the Actwell device. The aforementioned specifications themselves have been supplied by the phone maker via the website Gizchina.
Phablets like the Actwell MT6577 continue to be released by companies which believe in the marketability of the larger Android devices. These devices offer the features of regular tablets as well as the calling functions of a smartphone. For some, these dual purposes are deemed as highly beneficial, as they allow users to have the convenience of both devices. Still others, however, feel that the devices are too large and would rather prefer to have a smaller smartphone and/or a separate tablet for their daily mobile computing needs.