Akyumen (Pronounced like “acumen,” probably) announced its new Holofone Phablet, a 7-inch Windows 10 tablet with 4G LTE connectivity and a built-in projector.
According to the company’s site, the Holofone has a “2-in-1” operating system solution, dual-booting either Windows 10, or Android 5.x Lollipop. The device runs full-fat Windows 10.
Measuring in with a whopping 7-inch display, the Holofone literally dwarfs the any of its smartphone competitors (it’s still considered a phone) and then completely destroys any screen size comparisons by also having a 45-lumen projector that Akyumen claims can project up to a 100-inch screen.
The projector offers ‘high definition’ resolution, with 35 lumens of brightness (although this is also stated as 45 lumens in some places on Akyumen’s site), and can project its image up to a size of 100 inches diagonal.
The numerous renders on Akyumen’s site show the device’s ability to project images with considerable clarity and color accuracy up to a very large size, even in a brightly lit room.
The Holofone name is also a bit of an overstatement – you’ll get a standard 2D projection, but none of the clever augmented reality elements that you’ll see on a ‘holographic’ headset like Microsoft’s HoloLens.
According to Akyumen, users can expect up to two hours of battery life with continuous use of the projector, which offers 720p resolution.
In addition to Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity, the Holofone also has a USB Type-C connector, and HDMI output to connect the device to a TV or display via a wire.
Its key specs include:
- 7-inch LCD with Full HD (1920x1080px) resolution
- Quad-core Intel Atom (Cherry Trail) processor
- 4GB RAM
- 128GB onboard storage (expandable)
- 13MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus and “super slow motion technology”
- 5MP front-facing camera
- 2910mAh battery
Four retail packages are listed on Akyumen’s website – although every single color and package combination states that it is “no longer available for pre-ordering”:
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
At the time of publication, all preorders for the September 1st date have been filled. Hopefully, though, they’ll reopen soon.