In case you’re not aware, Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE has been crowdsourcing a new smartphone called Hawkeye. The company has now revealed the specifications of its crowdsourced smartphone. It’s going to have decent specs but it’s not going to be a device that takes on the Galaxy S7s and the iPhones of the world. Then again, that didn’t appear to be the objective with this entire exercise.

ZTE Hawkeye is going to be powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor hooked up to 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage expandable using microSD cards. It’s also going to feature a 5.5 inch Full HD display.

It will try to match the iPhone 7 in the camera department, though. The Hawkeye is going to feature a 12 megapixel and 13 megapixel dual rear camera system that’s going to be accompanied by a fingerprint sensor on the back.

The company also points out that this device is going to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat but that’s no big achievement given that the Hawkeye won’t ship to backers before September 2017 and by then most new smartphones will be running Nougat.

At its $199 Kickstarter price, the ZTE Hawkeye offers good value for money, particularly when you consider that it’s also going to support LTE on AT&T and T-Mobile. ZTE is still looking for your opinion on the color and material for this device so do chime in if you’re thinking about backing this handset on Kickstarter.

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