Semi-announcement. Hotwav Note 12 is a big inexpensive smartphone with a fair amount of memory

Photo Semi-announcement. Hotwav Note 12 is a big inexpensive smartphone with a fair amount of memory

Officially smartphone Hotwav Note 12 has not yet been announced. But his page has already appeared in the brand's official store on AliExpress. What's funny, this page has been around for a long time. Only initially the smartphone on it was called Hotwav Note 9. But then no characteristics were published yet. Now the device has been renamed and all the main characteristics have been added. So you can get acquainted.

Why "semi-announcement"? Intuition suggests that something else may well change. Well, there are questions. The main question - to the camera. Hin the renders near the cameras, the inscription "50MP" is clearly visible, but the specification indicates that the resolution of the main module is 48 MP. But, in any case, the smartphone does not pretend to be a photo flagship.

Iron. I see a trend. Chinese smartphone makers have fallen in love with the combination of an inexpensive Unisoc T606 chipset (we are waiting for AnTuTu around two hundred thousand points) and a large amount of memory. You can remember Oscal C80, for example. Or Oukitel C32. In the case of Hotwav Note 12, everything is about the same as these two - we already have 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of permanent memory.Plus there is support for memory cards (hybrid tray).

The screen is large, 6.8" (110 cm²). But its resolution is low, only 720x1640 (263 ppi). Nothing is said about the increased refresh rate, so we believe that it is not here.

The battery is excellent, capacious - 6150 mAh. Charging, apparently, slightly accelerated - 18 W.

Cameras. According to the specifications, here we have 16 MP in the front, 48 + 2 + 0.3 MP in the back.

Other. There is an NFC module, a side fingerprint scanner, Type-C, dual-band Wi-Fi. Judging by the pictures, there is no standard audio output.

How many Hotwav Note 12 will cost is not yet clear. Now Ali is set to $199.99 (₽15300). Too much. I think by the time of the official announcement, the cost will be properly tamped down. At least a quarter.

Hotwav Note 12 Key Features:

ScreenS-IPS, 6.8", 110 cm², 720x1640, 263 ppi, 60 Hz, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch HardwareUnisoc T606
2 x Cortex-A75, 6 x Cortex-A55, Mali-G57 Memory RAM 8 GB, ROM 128 GB, Micro-SD up to 1 TB, hybrid slot Mobile InternetLTE
EDGE Mobile networksLTE Bands 1,3,5,7,8,19,20
UMTS Bands 1(2100), 5(850), 8(900)
GSM Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900) Battery Li-Pol, 6150 mAh, fastparadise charging 18 W Rear camera: triple, flash, autofocus
- 48 MP
- 2 MP
- 0.3 MP
front camera: 16 MP, no flash, no autofocus NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo OSAndroid 13 SensorsFingerprint scanner (side), NFC USBType-C v2.0, USB-OTG

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