Chinese electronics company is probably best known in the West for its televisions, but the company also produces smartphones, and it looks like one upcoming model is a dual-screen version with an AMOLED screen on one side of the phone and an E Ink display on the other.
This wouldn’t exactly be the first device of its type, but it’s been a while since we’ve seen this kind of dual-screen phone. The Hisense A2 hasn’t gone on sale in China yet, but the phone did pass through the TENAA website recently, suggesting that it’s coming soon.
The TENAA filing describes the phone as a handset with a 5.5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel AMOLED display on one side and a 5.2 inch, 960 x 540 pixel E Ink screen on the other.
Advantages of the E Ink screen include sunlight visibility, low power consumption, and the ability to display a static image without using any power — so you can load up a shopping list, directions, boarding pass, or other notes and it’ll stay on the screen indefinitely even if your battery dies. You could also use that screen to read eBooks or other documents.
The phone’s other features include a 1.4 GHz octa-core processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a microSD card reader, a 3,000 mAh battery, a 16MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera, and Android 6.0 software.