ZTE Releases Specs for Hawkeye, its Project CSX Crowdsourced Smartphone

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 9:00 PM Print This Post

ZTE continues crowdsourcing Hawkeye and asks consumers to choose the
phone’s color and material

RICHARDSON, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ZTE USA, the fourth largest smartphone supplier in the U.S. and second
largest in the no-contract market,* today announced specifications for
Hawkeye, which will include Android N, the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 625
processor, a large 3000mAh battery and dual-rear cameras among more. For
a limited time, the phone can be funded on Kickstarter for $199.00 at

Keeping with the crowdsourced theme for Hawkeye, ZTE also announced that
consumers can choose among 15 different options for the color and
material of the phone by voting at csx.zteusa.com.

“With Hawkeye, we are challenging the way devices are developed by
integrating the consumer throughout the entire process and letting them
decide what the end product will ultimately be,” said Lixin Cheng,
chairman and CEO of ZTE USA. “After letting the consumer choose that as
well as the name, we are continuing to crowdsource the phone by letting
consumers choose the final color and material.”

Hawkeye Specifications

  • Android N: Out of the box, Hawkeye will be run on the latest
    operating system
  • Dual Camera: A feature usually found on high-end phones,
    Hawkeye will sport a 12 MP + 13 MP dual rear cameras with optical zoom
  • Powerful Processor: Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
    processor, the Hawkeye can handle all your surfing, streaming and
    swiping needs
  • Battery: Fitted with a large 3000mAh battery, Hawkeye will last
    a full day’s use and offer a Type C charging port and Qualcomm Quick
    Charge™ 2.0 for fast charging
  • Dual SIM and Expandable Memory: Unlike most phones in its price
    class, Hawkeye will come with dual SIM capabilities or the option for
    expandable memory up to 256GB
  • Large Screen: Featuring a 5.5-inch screen to enhance the
    phone’s viewing experience, especially when using the self-adhesive
    hands free case
  • Network: The Hawkeye will initially be equipped with these
    bands, but could expand depending on consumer demand

    • GSM bands: 850/1900/900/1800
    • UMTS/HSPA: 850/1900/AWS/2100
    • LTE bands: B2/B4/B5/B12(MFBI)/B7/B13/B66
  • Features: Hawkeye will be integrated with a rear-fingerprint
    sensor, Hi-Fi sound and NFC capability among others

For a full list of phone specifications and features visit
Kickstarter.zteusa.com. To learn more about ZTE and to keep up with the
latest Project CSX developments visit csx.zteusa.com or to become a
member of Z-Community, visit community.zteusa.com.

*Strategy Analytics, Q3 2016


ZTE USA (www.zteusa.com),
headquartered in Richardson, Texas, is a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation,
a global provider of mobile devices, telecommunication systems, and
enterprise solutions. Operating since 1998, ZTE USA is dedicated to
making cost-efficient, quality communication technology accessible to
all. ZTE is ranked by independent industry analysts as the
fourth-largest supplier of mobile devices in the U.S. overall, and
second-largest supplier of prepaid devices.

Visit ZTE USA at www.zteusa.com on
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ZTEUSA,
Twitter https://twitter.com/ZTE_USA,
and on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/ZTEUSAInc

Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated,
registered in the United States and other countries. Quick Charge is a
trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated.

Qualcomm Snapdragon and Qualcomm Quick Charge are products of
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.


Jeffrey Norris, 972-671-8885
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