This time we really don’t know what to call the Chuwi DX1. The design and size say it’s a large phablet, while the processor and brand suggest it is a tablet. Take a look and tell us what you think.
Chuwi are known for the Android tablets, what they are not known for are large phablets with rotating cameras, with surprising narrow bezels, which is good as we love to see a company think outside of its comfort zone.
Pictured here is the Chuwi DX1, an Oppo N1 inspired device with a large 6.98-inch 720p display, rotating camera and powered by Mediatek’s tablet specific at MTK8392 processor. A real mash up of design and features.
The white body, large screen and 206 degree rotation camera pod with 13 mega-pixel camera really does scream Oppo, but take a second look and you might see more Gionee Elife E7 mini in there.
Interestingly this isn’t some high-end device but a low-cost 799 Yuan product with 1GB RAM and Android 4.4 Kitkat. Looking around various Chinese sites we have peaked together that the DX1 has 16GB memory, and space for a micro SD card and supports hove GSM and 3G networks (but bands were not quoted). A 3000mAh battery is a good size and apparently the 13 mega-pixel camera is capable of recording 4K video (but this remains to be seen).
Chuwi have just launched the DX1 in China where it is on sale through JingDong mall. We will have to wait a few weeks before resellers begin to offer the phone outside of China.