17 May 2019
Californian hardware firm Akyumen has announced that it's Holofone Phablet with 7 inch display and built in projector will be available from September 1. The phablet was first unveiled at the Mobile World Congress event in February this year.
The Holofone Phablet supports a 7-inch LCD HD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. It is powered by a Quad-core Intel Atom (Cherry Trail) processor with 4GB RAM. It has 128 GB of onboard storage (expandable) which gives users ample space for all their games, apps, movies, etc. The USP of the devices is the built in projector which offers 'high definition' resolution and can project images up to a size of 100 inches diagonal.
Connectivity wise the Holofone phablet supports WiFi, 4G LTE and a USB Type C connector. The phablet has a 13MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus and "super slow motion technology" and a 5MP front-facing camera for clicking selfies. The Holofone Phablet has a 3500mAh battery that the company claims can last for 2 hours with continuous use of projector.
The company's says that the Holofone has a "2-in-1" operating system solution and offers dual-booting with either Windows 10, or Android 5.x Lollipop. Interestingly the phablet runs on Windows 10 OS, and not the Windows 10 Mobile, which is found on various other small tablets.
Here is the price and details from Akyumen's website:
Basic Package ($750) : Sabertooth pen, high quality ear buds, basic device stand, screen protector
Premium Package ($850) : Sabertooth pen, high quality ear buds, screen protector, external wireless Bluetooth speaker, Saber stand with built-in battery, allowing up to an additional 5 hours of battery life
Advanced Package ($950) : Sabertooth pen, high quality ear buds, screen protector, external wireless Bluetooth speaker, game controller, Saber stand with built-in battery, allowing up to an additional 5 hours of battery life
Education Package ($600) : Basic Saber Stand, Sabertooth Pen, DNA Earbuds, Basic DNA Speakers, Screen protector and Akyumen School Bag
Akyumen had stated that the educational version would be available for $450, while the consumer model will be available starting from $650 that "includes a number of accessories". However the Holofone phablet will now be available from September 1 for approximately $100 higher than expected.