MWC 2016: Hisense HS A1 dual camera phone


hisense hs a1 dual camera phone

Qingdao based Hisense were also present at MWC with their newly launched Hisense HS A1 dual camera smartphone.

Hisense are primarily a home appliance maker, with a range of smart TVs, tablets and white goods. They also make smartphones too, although their current market share remains quite small compared to other larger (and small) Chinese brands.

At MWC Hisense had a couple of Android phones on display, but by far the most interesting was the Hisense HS A1 dual camera smartphone. Dual camera phones have been seen in the past, and we expect more dual camera devices to launch this year. Generally dual cameras on the rear of a phone mean more light can be captured and images with deep fields of vision can be achieved.

hisense hs a1 dual camera phone

The rear camera design on the HS A1 is made of a single 13 mega-pixel camera and secondary 2 mega-pixel camera. Going through the UI of the camera app it isn’t clear what function the second camera offers, but a chat with the Hisense staff confirmed its used for creating photos that can be refocused after being shot, and … well that’s all.

hisense hs a1 dual camera phone

It is a novel feature, but we have seen other phone makers (Meizu for one) offer the same feature with just a single camera, and on the other hand Huawei offer a better function on the Honor 6 Plus.

If the dual camera design doesn’t do it for you then there is a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED FHD display up front, octacore Qualcomm chipset on the inside, 3GB RAM and a 3000mAh battery too. There is also an Android 5.1 OS and the physical home button has a fingerprint scanner.

Hisense HS A1 Dual Camera Phone

The HS A1 should already be on sale in China now, and is likely to turn up in big box stores across certain areas of Europe in the coming months.

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24 Comments

  1. Assefa Hanson
    February 26, 2016

    GRRRRR!!!! these damn oems still only using dual cameras for refocusing!!! DUOSCOPIC is the only way

    • Muhammad Yasir
      February 26, 2016

      explain and elaborate Duoscopic in easy language.

      • Dante
        February 26, 2016

        its when one sensor captures RGB/Y/W data and the other captures the scopotic adaption of white and black tones , lots of old cameras used this method , helps giving a great realistic and warm feel at the same time

      • Assefa Hanson
        February 26, 2016

        basically this.. although this is not detailed, basically division of labour,
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdO5mrk0kx8

  2. February 26, 2016

    Its a nice looking smartphone I have to say. Depends on the price now.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      February 26, 2016

      exactly bro !

  3. jimberkas
    February 26, 2016

    I like Hisense. I’ve been happy with the few Hisense items I’ve bought. but damn, that’s one glossy/shiny phone.
    any idea what UI is like? running lollipop or marshmallow?

  4. Muhammad Yasir
    February 26, 2016

    oh baby .. this could be PERFECT !
    just a few pointers :
    1. whats the Qualcomm octacore chip model it has ?

    2. what on earth will it cost after Reseller pricing ?

    3. does it have micro SD support ?

    • Dante
      February 26, 2016

      1 – 616 most likely
      2 – More than 200 bucks thats for sure
      3 – Dont know / Pray for it

      • Muhammad Yasir
        February 26, 2016

        long time no see … old friend !
        where u been ?

    • tauerman
      February 26, 2016

      Zoom in on the 3rd picture: MSM8952 octacore 1.5ghz (SD617)

      • Muhammad Yasir
        February 27, 2016

        yeah … noticed that later.
        not a bad phone but i’ll need a good price to be convinced of how serious Hisense are about penetrating the market.

  5. Assefa Hanson
    February 26, 2016

    GRRRRR!!!! these damn oems still only using dual cameras for refocusing!!! DUOSCOPIC is the only way

    • Guest
      February 26, 2016

      explain and elaborate Duoscopic in easy language.

    • Dante
      February 26, 2016

      its when one sensor captures RGB/Y/W data and the other captures the scopotic adaption of white and black tones , lots of old cameras used this method , helps giving a great realistic and warm feel at the same time

    • Assefa Hanson
      February 26, 2016

      basically this.. although this is not detailed, basically division of labour,

  6. Michael Ogbonnaya
    February 26, 2016

    Its a nice looking smartphone I have to say. Depends on the price now.

    • Guest
      February 26, 2016

      exactly bro !

  7. jimberkas
    February 26, 2016

    I like Hisense. I’ve been happy with the few Hisense items I’ve bought. but damn, that’s one glossy/shiny phone.
    any idea what UI is like? running lollipop or marshmallow?

  8. Guest
    February 26, 2016

    oh baby .. this could be PERFECT !
    just a few pointers :
    1. whats the Qualcomm octacore chip model it has ?

    2. what on earth will it cost after Reseller pricing ?

    3. does it have micro SD support ?

    • Dante
      February 26, 2016

      1 – 616 most likely
      2 – More than 200 bucks thats for sure
      3 – Dont know / Pray for it

    • Guest
      February 26, 2016

      long time no see … old friend !
      where u been ?

    • tauerman
      February 27, 2016

      Zoom in on the 3rd picture: MSM8952 octacore 1.5ghz (SD617)

    • Guest
      February 27, 2016

      yeah … noticed that later.
      not a bad phone but i’ll need a good price to be convinced of how serious Hisense are about penetrating the market.