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6.8-inch Hisense X1 Blurs The Line Between Smartphone And Tablet

hisense x1We have to admit that phones with larger displays are indeed more pleasant to watch videos with and to surface the net with, but at what point do we draw the line and say that’s too big for a phone? Sony attempted to push the limits with the Xperia Z Ultra which featured a massive 6.44” display, but it looks like Hisense is hoping to top that as they have revealed during CES 2014 the Hisense X1 smartphone. Unlike the Xperia Z Ultra with its “sensible” 6.44” display, the Hisense X1 will come with a whopping 6.8” display, making it 0.2” shy of a tablet like the Nexus 7! For those with smaller hands, we expect trying to use the X1 will be something of a nightmare, but for our friends and readers out there with larger hands, perhaps this could be of interest to you.

So apart from its massive 6.8” display, what sort of specs are we looking at? Well the phone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and will come with a 13MP camera on the back. The phone will also pack a 3,900mAh battery and thankfully will run on Android 4.4 KitKat, which we guess saves customers the time and worry of whether it will be upgraded to the latest build of Android or not, although the unit that the folks at Engadget previewed ran on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean instead. Hisense expects to make the X1 available in China first before moving to the US in Q2 2014. Pricing was not mentioned, but what do you guys think? Anyone interested in picking up the Hisense X1 for themselves?

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