An interesting Chinese company by the name of Akyumen has announced a new smartphone they call the Holophone Phablet. And yes, it is indeed a ‘phablet’…
For starters, this device features a 7-inch 1080p display. That’s obviously way too big for just a smartphone, hence Akyumen’s naming choice of the Holophone Phablet. Another factor playing in the ‘phablet’ landscape is the fact that this thing dual boots Windows 10 and Android Lollipop as two separate OSes. And no, it’s not Windows 10 Mobile and Android Lollipop: it’s full-on desktop Windows 10 and Android Lollipop. So essentially, this is a tablet with cell phone capabilities.
To make the Holophone even crazier is the fact that there’s a built-in 35-lumen, 720p pico projector you can use to project up to a 100-inch screen on your walls or background of choice. This will make watching movies, YouTube videos, and even Netflix a whole lot better alongside using Windows 10 as this OS on a 7-inch screen may be a little frustrating to some people.
Other specs of the Holophone Phablet include a quad-core Intel Cherry Trail 8300 processor, 4GB of RAM, a pretty massive 128GB of storage which is expandable via microSD card, a 13MP rear camera paired with a 5MP front camera, a 3500mAh battery, 4G LTE, and NFC. All in all, this device is definitely geared toward work-heavy users who need the power of a Windows 10 tablet while also like to run applications on or simply use Android as their primary mobile OS.
Preorders are now available for the Holophone Phablet on Akyumen’s website. Price wise, the device will run for $600 – $950 when the device begins shipping and becomes fully available this November. We’ll have more on this new ‘phablet’ as more details begin to emerge about it.
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