ZTE Reveals the Specs of their Crowdsourced Hawkeye Smartphone — SD625, 1080p, 3GB RAM
We’ve talked about ZTE’s Project CSX smartphone extensively. The company first announced the idea back in August of last year, and started asking the community what they wanted to see in a smartphone from ZTE. Naturally we wanted the company to release a device with stock Android, but things didn’t turn out that way. Instead, ZTE says the community chose the self adhesive phone with eye-tracking software and then asked the community what it should be called.
The company unveiled the ZTE Hawkeye at CES earlier this year, but they still hadn’t revealed any hardware specifications about the device. They even launched a Kickstarter campaign to sell the phone to the community – without announcing any of this information. That finally changed yesterday, though, as ZTE finally announced what hardware it plans to include inside the innovative ZTE Hawkeye. Which, if everything goes according to schedule and they collect at least $500,00 on Kickstarter, should start to ship in September of this year.
The Hawkeye will apparently be using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 SoC and will have a 5.5″ 1080p display. It is also going to feature a 13MP+12MP rear (dual) camera along with an 8MP front-facing camera for selfies. Internally, ZTE states it will have 3GBs of RAM, 32GBs of internal storage, and a microSD card slot for expanding the storage capacity. All of this will be running on Android 7.0 Nougat and will be powered by a 3,000mAh rated battery.
Other features to note are the fingerprint sensor, Hi-Fi audio, NFC, USB Type-C, and Quick Charge 2.0 technology. ZTE is asking that you pledge at least $200 for this phone, so seeing mid-range specifications like these are to be expected. ZTE is also asking the community to help decide what colors and material finish they should use with the phone. They want you to go to their forum and vote on the two polls they created earlier today.