Hisense 6.8-inch Maxe X1 phablet unveiled at MWC 2014

Feb 25 2014, 12:53pm CST | by , in News | Mobile Phones

Hisense 6.8-inch Maxe X1 phablet unveiled at MWC 2014

Hisense Maxe X1 will launch globally next month

Hisense is a Chinese company that makes TVs and other devices. The company is on hand at MWC 2014 and it has unveiled its latest entry into the smartphone world. The new product is the Maxe X1 and it's much larger than your typical smartphone.

In fact, this device is more commonly called a phablet. It has voice capability but has a screen sized more for tablet use than holding to your ear to talk. The Maxe X1 has a 6.8-inch screen and can shoot content wirelessly or via cables to your TV in the living room.

The Maxe X1 runs the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system with a custom UI over the top. The processor inside the smartphone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz unit. That big screen has full HD resolution.

The smartphone also has a 13MP rear camera that can shoot bursts and supports full HD video recording. The sound system has a pair of front speakers that support Dolby 5.1 virtual surround sound. The X1 also ships with a NFC enabled mini phone that allows the user to make and receive phone calls and send text messages.

"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."

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