ZTE has revealed the specifications for its crowdsourced Hawkeye phone, and it looks like the company is being fairly ambitious. The Kickstarter funded smartphone won’t exactly be packing flagship level hardware, but what is offering is still substantial for the asking price.
Powering the 5.5-inch device will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. Something may perhaps be a little last generation by the time the Hawkeye sees the light of day. Still, it’s a respectable mid-range processor with a proven track record. The 3,000mAh battery should also provide a decent amount of battery life.
Ambitiously, the Hawkeye will also be fitted with a dual lens rear camera. Not many details have been shared about these cameras, aside from the fact that one is 13MP and the other 12MP. It will also have an optical zoom capability.
Rounding the known specifications out are 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, a 8MP front camera, and microSD card expansion. It would seem that ZTE is making the microSD card slot double as an extra SIM card slot as well; technically also making the Hawkeye a dual-SIM phone.
Of course, it is still sticking to its promise of including eye-tracking technology and a special adhesive casing in the the Hawkeye. There’s still little known about these two crowdsourced features, which leaves us wondering if ZTE may be holdings its cards too close to its chest.
Thus far, the Kickstarter has raised about $30,000 (about RM135,000) of its $500,000 (RM2.25 million) goal. There’s still about a month to go, but it would seem that people are less than enthusiastic about the promise of a midrange phone. Even if the cost to back it is only $199 (RM880).