Saturday, June 11, 2016

Homtom HT17 Android 6.0 Smartphone with MediaTek MT6737 CPU, 1GB RAM, and 64GB of Storage

I recently spotted this new line of Android 6.0 smartphone hovering in other Chinese brands, the Homtom HT17. It is added to my list of 5.5-inch handsets along with Motorola Moto Z-series, Cubot Note S, and OnePlus 2. Despite of its shortcomings, this might be the first low-cost model which is treated with Marshmallow platform.

Furthermore, Homtom HT17 is equipped with 1GB of RAM and maybe, a maximum of 8GB eMMC storage. To think of Android 6.0, for me, it is a good choice to experience the newest version of this operating system in a budget-friendly phone. The price of this model starts at about $70 and up. Maybe, this will hit the global market under a different name just like of other China-made ultra-portable devices.


And to know more about Homtom HT17, see the following table for its available specs:

Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 (Marshmallow)
CPU64-bit MediaTek MT6737 at 1.1GHz (Quad-Core)
Memory1GB LPDDR3
Storage8GB eMMC with up to 64GB of extended flash storage support
Screen Size5.5-inch with 70% screen to body aspect ratio
Display/Resolution1280 x 720-pixel Capacitive IPS Touch-Screen
Camera8-megapixel (main), 2-megapixel (front-facing)
Graphic CardARM Mali-T720
Supported PortsMicro USB (Type C), Micro-SIM slot, Standard 3.5mm audio output
Connectivity802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G, 4G LTE-Enabled, GPS
Body Dimension153 x 77.6 x 7.9-millimeter, 165-gram
ColorAvailable in glossy dark blue, gold, and white
Battery3000mAh Lithium-Ion
OthersBuilt-in stereo speakers and microphone

This handset is also made to support a dual-SIM (through its Micro-SIM card slots) technology just like of Meizu Charm Blue Note 3 and Xiaomi Mi Max as well those other brands with the same common features. And its quad-core chip is maybe enough to support the newest mobile platform that will compete to iOS 9.

In addition, Homtom HT17 is less powerful due to some shortcomings. But for those who are looking for a low-cost portable handset as their first or probably, their next travel buddy, it is the right choice for playing music, video playback, and Web browsing. And maybe, there will be an upcoming 32GB or 64GB (in terms of storage) versions of this 5.5-inch smartphone in the near future.

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