HOMTOM has created “the art of nature” campaign for the HOMTOM HT5, and the campaign slogan makes sense. The HOMTOM HT5 features Ebony and Black Apricot Wood casing for the 9.8mm-thick device, which HOMTOM assures us will remain in the same condition as it comes out of the box over time. Wood casings allow you to customize the device to your liking, and is similar to the Style Swap cover system found on OnePlus phones.
As for the specs and features of the HOMTOM HT5, you’re looking at a 5-inch, in-plane switching (IPS) one glass solution (OGS) LCD screen with Gorilla Glass 3 and an HD resolution of 1280 x 720p, a 1Ghz, 64-bit quad-core MediaTek MT6735P processor with a Mali T720 GPU, 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM. 16GB of ROM (12.3GB available out of the box) with a microSD card slot for 32BGB of expandable storage, a 5MP front camera, 13MP back camera with an f/2.0 aperture, dual-SIM slots, and a 4,250mAh battery that HOMTOM says should provide up to 5 days with average usage, 2-3 days of standby time, and 60 hours of talk time. The HOMTOM HT5 will run Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box.
Aside from the usual specs, the HT5 also features some impressive smart gestures, such as drawing an “e” to bring up the Web browser, three-finger screenshot capture, drawing an “o” to open Facebook, and more.
GearBest started pre-selling the device on September 18th, with the company maintaining pre-orders until Friday, October 16th. The pre-sale price is currently $119.99, placing it in the same pricing category as Oukitel’s K4000 (with a 4,000mAh battery).
With all the smartphones with large batteries we here at GizChina cover regularly, is a large battery such as that of the HOMTOM HT5 a top priority for you, or would you settle for a battery slightly smaller with a thinner form factor? Do your thing in the comments.