Android News 09 January 2014 – 12:00 GMT / 07:00 EST:
- Hisense X1 Is Actually a 6.8” Tablet Which Supports GSM Networks
- Here Are the First Xperia Z1 Compact Benchmark Results
- Hisense Announces 4K Big Screen TVs Running Android
1. Hisense X1 Is Actually a 6.8” Tablet Which Supports GSM Networks
Hisense announced its 6.8” smartphone, which we prefer to call it a GSM-enabled tablet, as a powerful device with high-end hardware specs but with mid-end price range.
The Hisense X1 features a 6.8-inch 1080p IPS display, Snapdragon 800, 13MP Camera, Android 4.4 KitKat, and 3,900 mAh battery, which is just like all the high end Android devices with no surprise!
The company will be launching the phone (read: tablet) in the late Q2 2014 in the U.S., while according to some sources Chinese market will get the device sooner.
2. Here Are the First Xperia Z1 Compact Benchmark Results
Unlike Apple devices, when a new Android phone is announced, everyone is asking about how it scores in the benchmark tests, rather than asking how it is useful in everyday life. Sony’s latest device is not an expectation, and first benchmark results for Sony Xperia Z1 Compact (The mini version of Xperia Z1) have just surfaced the web.
Judging b y the results, we should say it really is a powerful device which can be beat most of the last year’s flagships, and it is kind of acceptable for a device which is not a flagship at all.
3. Hisense Announces 4K Big Screen TVs Running Android
Hisense X1 was not the only device announced by the company during the CES conference, as they announced 50, 55, 60, 75, and 85 inches TVs with 4K resolutions and powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
These 4K big screens are available in two H8c and H9 3D series and both are capable of accessing to Google Play store to run Android games and apps, as well as access to Netflix, Vudu, Amazon Instant Video, Chrome, Pandora and YouTube as the default installed services.
The Hisense UHD Smart TVs (really Smart) are set to be available in Q3 2014 in the states.