Semi-announcement. Hotwav Note 12 is a big budget smartphone with a fair amount of storage

Official smartphone Hotwav Note 12 is not yetannounced. 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 is to the camera. On 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 the inexpensive Unisoc T606 chipset (we are waiting for AnTuTu around two hundred thousand points) and a lot of memory. You can remember the 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 720 × 1640 (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, is slightly accelerated - 18 watts.

Cameras. If you believe the specifications, then 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 much will Hotwav Note 12 cost whileunclear. Ali is currently priced at $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.

Key Features of Hotwav Note 12:

ScreenS-IPS, 6.8″, 110 cm², 720×1640, 263 ppi, 60 Hz, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch
Iron Unisoc T606
2 x Cortex-A75, 6 x Cortex-A55, Mali-G57
Memory 8 GB RAM, 128 GB ROM, Micro-SD up to 1 TB, hybrid slot
Mobile Internet LTE
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)
Li-Pol battery, 6150 mAh, fast charging 18 W
Rear Camera: Triple, Flash, Auto Focus

- 48 MP

- 2 MP

- 0.3 MP
front camera: 16 MP, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
OSAndroid 13
Sensors Fingerprint scanner (side), NFC
USBType-C v2.0, USB-OTG

George Kiselyov