K-Touch Hornet 2 packs quad-core Tegra 3 and costs just $250!

K-Touch have been showing off their latest quad-core phone, the K-Touch Hornet 2, recently and have spilled a few beans concerning the price, specification and most importantly the release date for this low-cost quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 Chinese phone.

The K-Touch Hornet 2 is a large 4.5 inch Android smartphone packing a powerful Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core CPU and 1GB RAM. K-Touch have chosen the older Tegra 3 CPU due to the lower cost of this powerful unit when compared to some of the new chips from Samsung and Qualcomm. Choosing the Nvidia chip will also boost the gaming performance of some Android games designed to take advantage of the Tegra 3 set-up!

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Having a 4.5 inch display almost has the K-Touch Hornet 2 in the same field as the much more expensive and similarly spec’d HTC One X, however the Hornet 2 has a screen which uses QHD technology and has a slightly lower resolution when compared to the HTC phone.

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Also to keep the K-Touch Hornet 2 under $250, K-Touch have given their phone a 5 mega-pixel rear camera rather than the more common 8 mega-pixel option we see on a lot of phones today. This may not be a problem though as if K-Touch are using higher end optics on their camera the 5 mega-pixel shooter on the Hornet 2 could still be capable of capturing some awesome photos.

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From the photos we can see that the K-Touch Hornet 2 looks rather large in hand and actually look like a much bulkier phone than the HTC One X which happens to have a larger 4.7 inch screen. This added bulk is due to the thickness of the phone. While we don’t have official measurements it looks like the Hornet 2 is over 10mm in thickness, which makes me wonder why they could only fit a 1800mAh battery inside!

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However, the design and the camera are downgrades some users are likely to be more than happy about for the added performance gains the quad-core Tegra 3 CPU will offer this low-cost phone!

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The K-Touch Hornet 2 is scheduled for a release date around the end of October, and will likely be on sale in stores from launch.

What do you guy’s think? Would you be happy with the K-Touch Hornet 2 at $250? Or would you prefer a MTK phone with a better camera and larger battery for a similar price?


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  1. Paul
    October 3, 2012

    A step in the right direction using a Tegra based chip. Performance, power management and even GPS performance will be considerably better than MTK based devices.

    • October 4, 2012

      Yes, for me too the GPS is very important

  2. Shapel
    October 3, 2012

    Agree, however I would like to see a real comparision, to see if its really worth the difference, or if we are just paying for the nvidia brand.
    also my othe account was detected as spam, yapel, can you check andi? thanks

  3. rhs
    October 4, 2012

    MTK6588 will be cheaper and more powerfull. Because it uses 28nm making process so more power efficient too which means better battery life. Phones with 6588 will have 12-13 mpix cameras and hd screens too.

  4. max
    October 5, 2012

    let the thing come in market for this price, Chinese try to play smart by announcing cheap price before release for media attention, and then launch them at rather expensive prices.

    Though I don’t have a problem in paying $400 for a Chinese quad core. But what if delivered phone screen is bleeding or battery dies after few days, then I’ve to send the phone back to them on my dime.

    Hence an under $200 or rather $150 dollars phone is oky to spend money on, for almost no after sales service option device. These quadcore doesn’t cut enough for me.

  5. November 26, 2012

    When are mtk 6588 phones come? Should I wait for it or buy now 2 core phone?

  6. Derrick
    October 10, 2013

    I’m trying to decide between the v8 and v9 and from what I’ve seen the v8 has better specs and is selling for cheaper. Any reason I should go with the v9 instead of the v8?

    • October 10, 2013

      I haven’t heard much about either for months now