Hanmac is a Chinese luxury smartphone manufacturer with its design studio in France. The company is already selling few smartphones like Hanmac General and Hanmac Knight priced at 16,800 Yuan (approx $2450) and 26,800 Yuan (approx $3,900) respectively. Recently, the company announced its latest smartphone Hanmac BON7 in China via crowdsourcing project. It is priced at 13,777 Yuan (approx $2000 / Rs. 135,000) and is the most affordable smartphone from the company. The crowdfunding project is successfully achieved with the help of 3566 backers funding 3,265,271 Yuan (approx $472,300 / Rs. 3.2 Crore) which is slightly more than the targeted amount of 3,000,000 Yuan.
Just like any other luxury smartphones, the device comes with some great design but lacks the flagship specifications. The device is built out off patented Zirconium (liquid metal) alloy with 18K rose gold finish on the edges. Compared to Aluminum alloy, the liquid metal offers 5.8 times more hardness along with 4 times higher elasticity and 9 times higher yield strength. It even has a great corrosion resistance and wear resistance. Apart from this, the company also mentioned the device to be hardware encrypted, but there is no much information available regarding this. It got ‘FIPS 140-2’ certification from the U.S government which is normally issued for the devices that feature hardware security module.
It also comes with exclusive built-in security applications and offers one-to-one service which we don’t normally see with smartphones. Coming to the software encryption, it comes with a dual system as on Xiaomi’s latest MIUI, chip-level encryption, cloud encryption, and multi-factor authentication. In case the device is lost, it has the remote destruction capabilities. The company also mentioned that most of the parts used for this device are hand-made. The 5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) In-cell display on this device is protected by a 2.5D Sapphire glass laid on the top. Under the hood is the 64-bit Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz and coupled with Adreno 405 GPU.
The Hanmac BON7 comes with 4GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and there is no MicroSD card slot. After such a strong encryption, we don’t even expect the company to offer a MicroSD card slot on this device. It sports a 16MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual tone LED flash. For selfies, the device packs an 8MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture. The device is backed by a 3,000mAh battery and supports fast charging with the provided 9V/2A power adapter. It supports dual SIM dual standby and offers connectivity options like 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, and USB Type-C port. The Hanmac BON7 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow based H-UI.
On the back of the smartphone, there is also a heart-rate sensor which calculates heart beat without the requirement of any additional device. The physical home button on the front comes with an integrated fingerprint sensor. With its bulky design, the Hanmac Bon7 measures 155 x 72 x 13.8 mm. The users can also get a custom engraved name on the device for 1200 Yuan (approx $175 / Rs. 11,750). While the crowdsourcing project is already ended, the device is available for pre-orders until December 15th for a retail price of 13,777 Yuan and the shipping starts from December 18th in China. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!