Breaking! ZTE Release Specifications For Hawkeye Kickstarter Phone

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ZTE’s latest projects is an Android smartphone launched in Kickstarter with eye tracking features, and today the company reveals the hardware behind this smartphone.

ZTE have taken the interesting approach to produce a smartphone based on community feedback then to make that phone available to purchase through the Kickstarter crowdfunding site.

The project started last year when the ZTE community were asked what features they would most like to see an a new smartphone. Once all the votes were counted it turned out that eye tracking was the most in-demand feature so that’s been the basis of what has now become the ZTE Hawkeye.

Before today all we knew about the Hawkeye is that it will cost just $199.00, but now we have more detailed specifications to look at, see what you think.

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ZTE Hawkeye Specifications

  •   Android N: Out of the box, Hawkeye will be run on the latest operating system
  • Dual Camera: A feature usually found on high-end phones, Hawkeye will sport a 12 MP + 13 MP dual rear cameras with optical zoom
  • Powerful Processor: Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, the Hawkeye can handle all your surfing, streaming and swiping needs
  • Battery: Fitted with a large 3000mAh battery, Hawkeye will last a full day’s use and offer a Type C charging port and Qualcomm Quick Charge™ 2.0 for fast charging
  • Dual SIM and Expandable Memory: Unlike most phones in its price class, Hawkeye will come with dual SIM capabilities or the option for expandable memory up to 256GB
  • Large Screen: Featuring a 5.5-inch screen to enhance the phone’s viewing experience, especially when using the self-adhesive hands free case
  • Network: The Hawkeye will initially be equipped with these bands, but could expand depending on consumer demand/ GSM bands: 850/1900/900/1800, UMTS/HSPA: 850/1900/AWS/2100 ,LTE bands: B2/B4/B5/B12(MFBI)/B7/B13/B66
  • Features: Hawkeye will be integrated with a rear-fingerprint sensor, Hi-Fi sound and NFC capability among others
  • For $199.00 the Hawkeye actually looks like a pretty good value smartphone, could it even be the type of smartphone to give OnePlus a run for their money?

More details of the ZTE Hawkeye can be found over on Kickstarter and the ZTE Project CSX page.

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  1. Mike
    January 17, 2017

    Nice phone but no LTE band 20…..

  2. willysson
    January 18, 2017

    The “self-adhesive” case sounds gimmicky. A case stand might be more appealing. How often does anyone expect to want to stick their phone on a wall? And, will the adhesive make it difficult to slide in/out of your pocket? How strong is the adhesive? Say, I stick it on the wall and it slides off and cracks on the floor, is it still under warranty? Is the “zoom” real zoom, or just different focal lengths? Stop with the gimmicks. How much more does a USB 3.1 type-C port cost over a USB 2 one?