China brand HomTom has announced by HomTom official their latest mobile– HomTom HT17.

HomTom is a one of the newest brands out, but we yet have anything bad to hear about them.

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HomTom HT17 review specs

  • Display: 5.5 inch 1280 x 720 IPS
  • SoC: MT6737 MTK6737
  • CPU: 4-core [email protected]
  • GPU: Mali-T720MP2
  • System: Android 6.0
  • RAM + ROM: 1GB RAM + 8GB ROM.
  • TF-SD expandable: Yes (up to 128GB)
  • OTG: Yes
  • Dual-SIM: Yes
  • Touch-ID: Yes
  • Cameras: Front 2MP (SW 5MP) + Rear 8.0MP (SW 13.0MP) with LED flashlight
  • Sensors: Gravity sensor, Proximity sensor
  • Bluetooth: 4.0
  • 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • 3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz
  • 4G: FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz
  • Battery: 3000mAh

This is the first official mobile to carry the latest budget SoC from MediaTek / MTK. The MT6737 is an update to MT6735.

Interestingly, the HomTom HT17 has Touch-ID. This in itself isn’t so interesting, but combined with the fact that the phone selling for $60 makes it a minor miracle. Usable Touch-ID, once reserved for $600 flagships is now coming in phones costing just a fraction of that.

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We also see it has a relatively large battery at 3000mAh. Combined with the 720P display should provide 5-6 hours onscreen throughout the day for most users.

Another plus is that the HomTom HT17 also has the option to add a TD SD card up to 128GB.

It all looks great, a $60 mobile with a good sized battery, Touch-ID and Android 6. Doesn’t get much better than this. HomTom has shaken things up in the budget sector and we’re looking forward to seeing what else they bring to the table in 2016.

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China brand HomTom has announced by HomTom official their latest mobile-- HomTom HT17. HomTom is a one of the newest brands out, but we yet have anything bad to hear about them. HomTom HT17 review specs Display: 5.5 inch 1280 x 720 IPS SoC: MT6737 MTK6737 CPU: 4-core [email protected] GPU: Mali-T720MP2 System:...
China brand HomTom has announced by HomTom official their latest mobile-- HomTom HT17. HomTom is a one of the newest brands out, but we yet have anything bad to hear about them. <img class="size-full wp-image-10266 aligncenter" src="http://www.gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/homtom-ht17-review-2.jpg" alt="homtom-ht17-review-2" width="650" height="294" /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>HomTom HT17 review specs</strong></span> <ul> <li><b>Display:</b> 5.5 inch 1280 x 720 IPS</li> <li><strong>SoC:</strong> MT6737 MTK6737</li> <li><b>CPU:</b> 4-core [email protected]</li> <li><strong>GPU:</strong> Mali-T720MP2</li> <li><b>System:</b> Android 6.0</li> <li><b>RAM + ROM:</b> <b>1GB RAM</b> + <b>8GB ROM.</b></li> <li><strong>TF-SD expandable:</strong> Yes (up to 128GB)</li> <li><strong>OTG:</strong> Yes</li> <li><strong>Dual-SIM:</strong> Yes</li> <li>Touch-ID: Yes</li> <li><b>Cameras:</b> <b>Front 2MP (SW 5MP) + Rear 8.0MP (SW 13.0MP) with LED flashlight </b></li> <li><b>Sensors:</b> Gravity sensor, Proximity sensor</li> <li><b>Bluetooth:</b> 4.0</li> <li><strong>2G:</strong> GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz</li> <li><strong>3G:</strong> WCDMA 900/2100MHz</li> <li><strong>4G:</strong> FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz</li> <li><strong>Battery:</strong> 3000mAh</li> </ul> This is the first official mobile to carry the latest budget SoC from MediaTek / MTK. The MT6737 is an update to MT6735. Interestingly, the HomTom HT17 has Touch-ID. This in itself isn't so interesting, but combined with the fact that the phone selling for $60 makes it a minor miracle. Usable Touch-ID, once reserved for $600 flagships is now coming in phones costing just a fraction of that. <img class="size-full wp-image-10266 aligncenter" src="http://www.gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/homtom-ht17-review-2.jpg" alt="homtom-ht17-review-2" width="650" height="294" /> We also see it has a relatively large battery at 3000mAh. Combined with the 720P display should provide 5-6 hours onscreen throughout the day for most users. Another plus is that the HomTom HT17 also has the option to add a TD SD card up to 128GB. It all looks great, a $60 mobile with a good sized battery, Touch-ID and Android 6. Doesn't get much better than this. HomTom has shaken things up in the budget sector and we're looking forward to seeing what else they bring to the table in 2016.