Since its inception, DTC has remained quite conservative when it comes to phablets. In fact, they only launched one phablet since last year. This year , the company opts for bolder and bigger by releasing two for its Q3 series, one of which is their largest to date: the 7-inch NX1.

NX1_Front2bCapable as a tablet yet light and slim as a smartphone, the NX1 comes in a sleek metallic blue frame and fuses modern mobile design with weighty performance and the lauded power of Android 4.4 KitKat for an amplified and seamless multimedia experience.

For starters, the NX1 packs a potent 1.3GHz quad core processor with 1GB of RAM. The internal storage comes at a hefty 8GB, and is expandable to 32GB with an external microSD card. Combined with a long-lasting 3300mAh battery, the NX1 is an ideal multimedia either or traveling or home use.

One of the biggest draws of the NX1 is its 7-inch LCD display, whose generous size promises a more pleasant media consumption, be it gaming, video streaming or e-book reading. Compared to the less expensive TFT LCD, the NX1’s HD IPS screen produces more accurate and vibrant optics, especially when viewed in wide angle.

NX1 prides itself with an 8-megapixel rear camera that utilizes a backside-illuminated sensor or BSI technology, which allows the device’s camera to absorb a greater amount of light. This enables users to achieve improved photo and video quality even in low-light settings. In front is a 3-megapixel camera for selfies and Web-based chats. Both cameras are accompanied by photo-enriching features including gravity sensor, light sensor and proximity sensor.  NX1_Back

As a quad band phone with both 3G and WiFi, the NX1 makes connecting to the Web easier on the go. It can be used in locations with zero WiFi zones, even in foreign locations where quad band frequency is available.

Phablet staples such as Bluetooth, GPS and AGPS, multi-language and multi-format support for audio and video, plus pre-installed applications are also available.

The NX1 retail in all major malls, retailers, DTC franchise kiosks and Mega One outlets.

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