Fingerprint ID is now out of the picture, at least for the new HOMTOM HT10. As far as their product promotion is concern, it is the first phone to offer Iris Recognition unlocking, code named Meiying, which offers better protection of and privacy. The phone also joins the other new Deca Core powered Smartphones in the market, powered by the new Mediatek Helio X20 Chipset with a Mali-T880 Graphics chip. The phone is also equipped with 4 GB RAM and 32 GB eMMC storage with room for Expansion via MicroSD support.
At it’s innards, the handset runs HOMTM UI, which is a customized UI based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It will also have Hybrid Dual SIM Support, meaning the 2nd sim is a (2 in 1 slot) which supports MicroSD cards up to 128 GB.
Another prominent feature boasted by the HOMTOM HT10 is the 21 megapixel camera, although not much is known about the performance, it is said to use a SONY IMX Sensor, it will also be equipped with Dual Tone Dual LED Flash. In terms of support for 4K video, information is not yet available. But I would think it will support natively 4K video recording.
From their promotional video above, the company said that the phone will support Global 4G LTE, the bands are listed below. It will also be one of the rarest Chinese made phone to offer Global 4G Support.
Europe:B3 B7 B20
Africa: B1 B3 B7
North America: B4 B17
Latin America: B2/B4 B7
Asia: B1 B3B7
Oceania: B1 B2 B4 B7
Continuing with the hardware and specs, it is fairly standard, sporting a 5.5 inch IPS 1080p FHD Display and a 2.5D Arc Screen. There was no mention of USB Type C Support, but it will support Fast Charging (Pump Express Technology) for it’s 3200mAh battery.
Gimmick or new innovation?
HOMTOM’s going into the Iris Recognition business seems a legit idea and often can be seen as innovative. It is in fact a short departure from the Fingerprint ID technology which has now become mainstream. However, there are a few worries though, one of which is accuracy, only time will tell if this technology will be the next privacy protection. But so far, the HOMTOM HT10 is promising, I am especially interested on the 21 camera if it’s as good as it hope to be.