Chinese smartphone company Hisense is present at the MWC 2014 and has officially released its 6.8-inch 4G smartphone which was first shown at CES 2014. Back then the company called it simply as the X1 but it is now called as the Maxe X1. This is a smartphone that can also be uses as a tablet, or even a smart TV box.
Having a 6.8-inch display makes it slightly smaller than a regular 7-inch tablet and people will often mistake this device as a tablet. It has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and uses the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor with a clock speed of 2.3 GHz. It also has a 13MP rear camera that’s capable of recording full HD (1080p) videos. At the front are two stereo speakers that use 5.1 Dolby virtual surround technology which provides a great music listening experience. There are also three noise-canceling microphones to make sure that when you make calls you can clearly be heard on the other end.
Speaking of dimensions, the Hisense Maxe X1 is reportedly similar in size as that of the Samsung Note. It is only 9.2mm thick making it easy to use for people with smaller hands.
Hisense says that “The handset, which works as an intelligent set-top box (STB), provides “smart” TV functionality. Its STB is capable of transferring large amounts of content to a non-smart TV through an HDML cable. It also shares online videos, music and images with the TV by enabling the “TV mode” through an MHL cable, at which time the handset functions as both an STB and a hand-held remote control. Its built-in wireless transmission function also supports content sharing with the TV. In addition to the MHL feature, X1 supports WFD, DLAN, Hisense Sharing as well as other multi-screen sharing protocols.”
The Maxe X1 will also come with an optional NFC-enabled MINI Bluetooth phone that weighs in at 20 grams. This device allows for communication between two devices and can be used to receive calls, make and send text messages, or swipe subway and bus passes.
The company plans to launch this device in the global market this coming March.