6.8mm Smartnote X1 has octacore processor, HD display, and costs $145

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SmartnoteĀ took to the popular 798 Art district of Bejing today to release their Vivo X3S rival, the 888 YuanĀ Smartnote X1.

Smartnote had been laying on the leaks and teasers thick and fast before the launch of the X1 so we all had a pretty good idea of what to expect, octacore processor, 6.8mm alloy body, 5-inch FHD 1080Ā 720 HD display etc, but the pricing is a shocker!

Update: We originally wrote this from notes send to us from Smartnotes press dept, which gave us the wrong specs… We have updted the article with the correct details now.

The X1 isnā€™t the only 888 Yuan octacore phone available in China, Coolpad also have their Halo for the same price, but the SmartnoteĀ phone canā€™t really be compared to the Coolpad! With an alloy body, 1920 x 1080Ā 720p Corning Gorilla glass display, 13 mega-pixel main camera and 8 mega-pixel front, the X1 would be just as good value at double the price!

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The version of the SmartnoteĀ X1 which will first launch will also get cool features such as eye tracking sculling, flip to mute and gesture features, and will work on both WCDMAĀ TD-SCDMA and GSM networks. Smartnote’sĀ CEO also mentioned that a 4G LTE version is on the cards and that they are just waiting for the the newer LTE equipped processor to hit the market.

The first round of sales will begin in China on 10th March, with resellers likely to start selling the phone after.

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  1. The Chosen One
    March 7, 2014

    At this price I just might get this for now and wait for q3 or q4 to get an LTE Octa Core

  2. mrsnaki
    March 7, 2014

    Sd support?

  3. grapewall
    March 7, 2014

    No WCDMA…only TD

    3G:TD-SCDMA 1880-1920/2010-2025MHz

  4. sp
    March 7, 2014

    hey andi, its not FHD but HD only and also doesnt run WCDMA ONLY TD-SCDMA.

  5. Frank Wu
    March 7, 2014

    Andi, wake up LOL. I was happy until I saw from their site, only FHD and no WCDMA!!

    • March 7, 2014

      Sorry I was going off the launch notes that we were sent.

  6. Miki
    March 7, 2014

    Its not the first time when we get false information here.

  7. CocaColaManager
    March 7, 2014

    I’d rather wait for Vivo x3s with wcdma available for sale. Should happen soon enough

    • Jason4
      March 7, 2014

      Vivo x3s is much more expensive

      • CocaColaManager
        March 7, 2014

        I don’t care about the price. I’m getting this baby! šŸ˜€

  8. Allanitomwesh
    March 7, 2014

    Aaaaand yet another good phone,ruined,by lack of WCDMA.

  9. Marius Cirsta
    March 7, 2014

    I guess you can always trust the Chinese companies to always get the specs right šŸ˜€

  10. Sonto
    March 8, 2014

    I live in the UAE, will this work without WCDMA?

  11. John
    March 9, 2014

    … from where can I order this ? worldwide delivery ?

  12. sohan
    March 28, 2014

    Hey im From India…i want to buy this phone…where can i get it??… Help Me out Andi plz šŸ™

    • sohan
      March 28, 2014

      P. S. Does this phone actually has GSM..or its just on paper