The company Homtom introduced another long-playing smartphone, which will be released on the market under the name Homtom S99. HOMTOM S99 as a phablet with 5.5-inch display affords you a vivid and different visual experience. Triple cameras, 13.0MP front camera, and 21.0MP + 2.0MP dual rear cameras, you can enjoy images with high resolution. It comes with most of the features we’ve come to expect from a phablet, including 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM storage equipped with Android 8.0 OS and 6200mAh big capacity battery so that you can play games faster.
Phablet has a pleasant look, design far from being slim (12.8 millimeters) and undisturbed nice textured. The case is available in 4 different colors: white, gray, blue and black. The IPS LCD display comes with 5.5 inches diagonal and HD + resolution (1440 × 720 pixels). On the official site, it is mentioned that the screen is bezel-less. If we look at the photos published by the producer, it’s not that. However, the clear display has narrow edges. All front is covered with slightly curved glass to the edges. In connection with the display, we also want to mention that it has a pixel density of nearly 300 PPI (293), 5-point multi-touch technology and GFF lamination. We note that the Chinese manufacturer has gone on the hand of the capacitive operating buttons embedded on the frame below the display. Nothing wrong with this.
Concerning the internal configuration, it has 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM. Nothing to be reproached here. Now we are entering the area with some old equipment. HOMTOM S99 is powered by an octa-core processor approaching ‘retirement’. This is the 1.5GHz 1.5Thz MediaTek MT6750 chipset that comes with 650MHz ARM Mali T860 MP2 graphics card. We are convinced that the affordable price of this new device is largely due to the MT6750 processor.
HOMTOM S99 is a true battery-phone thanks to the massive 6200mAh battery pack (equipped with 9V / 2A fast charging). We can expect the device to provide a long time to use. Charging is via the MicroUSB 2.0 port, which is OTG and reverses charge. The reverse charge feature lets you use your smartphone to power other devices (phones, tablets, etc.). In the news, an area is the Android 8.0 Oreo, the 16MP main camera (21MP interpolated) + 2MP and the 8MP (13-megapixel interpolated) front camera. In connection with the dual-camera system, it has a similar design to what we find on the Huawei Mate 10 Pro flagship smartphone. Incidentally, almost all of the top area is quite similar to that of Huawei’s smartphone. About the dual camera, we want to mention the following: it has LED flash, autofocus, HDR, Panorama, Face Beauty and can shoot in 1080p with 30 fps. As for the self-image camera, we expect her to take pictures of decent quality.
We come back to the area with attractive facilities. The terminal incorporates a fingerprint scanner (on the back) and dual-band 802.11 a / b / g / n WiFi. The MicroSD slot (up to 256GB), Dual SIM slot, 4G LTE, GPS / AGPS / GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0, 3.5mm jack and FM radio are not missing. As for accessories, we appreciate the fact that HomTom has included an OTG cover and OTG cable for the charging of devices.
HOMTOM S99 is a mid-range smartphone whose mainstay is the high-capacity battery. The display is not bad at all and the rest of the hardware is interesting. The HOMTOM S99 is on sale at Gearbest.com for $ 149.99 in Pre_Sale. More details can be found on HOMTOM official site.