AMOI has announced the Big V, A918T, “Youth Version” (name according to Google Translate, it may vary significantly) a mid-level octa-core device that utilizes MediaTek’s NFC competitor technology, HotKnot.
First, lets talk about what else the Big V has going on for it, because it does seem to hit all the right spots. The device has a very ample 2GB of RAM, an octa-core 1.7Ghz CPU (MT6952) and a 720P, 5-inch touchscreen. AMOI made cut some corners on the other specs, so you’ll have to decide what is important to you (pure power, or camera and battery life) The AMOI Big V A918T also features a 2,100mAh battery, an 8 megapixel main camera and a 2 megapixel front facing camera. It also includes 8GB of (thankfully expandable) storage.
Assuming you don’t go too far without your charger and aren’t that interested in taking the highest quality photos with your cell phone, a 1.7Ghz, 2GB phone with a 720P 5-inch screen should be enough to watch movies, play games and browse the web at a high rate of speed. It also supports WCDMA/GSM networks and has dual SIM standby capabilities.
But, back to HotKnot. HotKnot is a MediaTek developed technology designed to compete with the more popular, and more expensive NFC standard seen in most phones. HotKnot works without any special antennas. The technology uses captive touchscreens to communicate to each other. Users simply need to touch the two phones’ screens together and information can be exchanged. Right now, Weibo and WeChat accounts can easily be exchanged, as can photos and music.
No price has been announced for AMOI’s Big V A918T “Youth Version” but it will launch on June 16th on JD.com and we’ll keep an eye out for the price and update you as information becomes available.