Chinese CE vendor Hisense who already sell tablets is looking for retail partners in Australia to sell a brand new 6.8-inch 4G LTE smartphone which was revealed at the Mobile World Congress in Europe this week.
Company executives said that the device will be available to be sold in Australia however it depends on whether a carrier or mass retail chain "pick up the device" which would be the company's first smartphone for the Australian market.
The new Hisense Maxe X1 can be paired with a 0.7-ounce Bluetooth handset to send and receive voice calls and text messages through the large-screen phablet.
The phablet runs the Android 4.4 OS and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz quad-core CPU, FullHD display, and 13-megapixel main rear-facing camera that offers FullHD video capture as well as panorama and fast-burst camera modes. The 9.2mm-thick (0.36-inch) device also features front stereo speakers, 5.1 Dolby virtual surround technology and three noise-canceling microphones.
The phablet comes with MHL output to display content on a TV equipped with an MHL-enabled HDMI input. It also transmits content wirelessly to TVs.