Hisense, a leading white goods and electronics company headquartered in Qingdao, China, released Monday a 6.8-inch 4G smartphone.
Named as MAXE X1, this device is claimed to be the only smartphone to combine features of a handset, a tablet, a TV, and a set-top box into one mobile device.
The all-new Hisense MAXE X1 features the latest Android 4.4 operating system-based vision UI, a powerful quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.3 GHz processor and a gorgeous 1920 x 1080 pixel display.
It also features a 13-megapixel main rear-facing camera, which supports full HD (1080p) video recording as well as panoramic, fast-burst and cymera modes.
Two stereo front speakers, 5.1 Dolby virtual surround technology and three noise-canceling microphones come together to cater those who enjoy watching videos or listening to music on their mobile phones.
In terms of the phone’s dimensions, the company says, in much the same way that the Samsung Note was designed and sized for a 160 cm (5’3″) tall woman, the Hisense X1 was tailored to feel just right in the hands of a 180 cm (5’11”) tall man. Yet, the X1’s 9.2 mm thickness is perfectly sized for a woman’s smaller hands.
The handset, which works as an intelligent set-top box (STB), provides “smart” TV functionality. Its STB is capable of transferring large amounts of content to a non-smart TV through an HDML cable.
It also shares online videos, music and images with the TV by enabling the “TV mode” through an MHL cable, at which time the handset functions as both an STB and a hand-held remote control.
Its built-in wireless transmission function also supports content sharing with the TV. In addition to the MHL feature, X1 supports WFD, DLAN, Hisense Sharing as well as other multi-screen sharing protocols.
The easy-to-use X1 is available with a NFC-enabled MINI Bluetooth phone that weighs only 20 grams, allowing near-field transmission between two devices, including receiving calls, sending and receiving SMS as well as swiping subway and bus passes.
Besides X1’s capability of sharing across all open source networks, Hisense is currently in talks with a leading Chinese video company to offer paid content through the device.
The Hisense “MAXE X1” will be available in markets worldwide within one month, says the company.