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The Minimal Phone pairs an E Ink screen with a QWERTY keyboard and Android (crowdfunding)

Most modern smartphones have big, colorful touchscreen displays and lack physical keyboards. The Minimal Phone bucks both trends. It takes two very niche features and combines them into a single device: it’s an Android-powered smartphone with a square E Ink display and a QWERTY keyboard. You can’t actually buy this phone yet, but the developer says […]

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Hisense A9 E Ink smartphone now available with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage

The Hisense A9 is an Android smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor and a 6.1 inch, 1648 x 824 pixel black and white E Ink display. It’s the latest in a line of E Ink phones released by the Chinese electronics company in recent years. When Hisense launched the A9 in China last year it […]

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Hisense Hi Reader Pro is an Android smartphone with a 6.1 inch E Ink display

The Hisense Hi Reader Pro is a smartphone with mid-range specs including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. Up for pre-order in China for less than $250, there’s one thing that makes this phone different from most others though: its display. Instead of an LCD or AMOLED screen, the […]

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Hisense A7 CC Color E Ink smartphone now available globally for $510

The Hisense A7 CC is an Android smartphone with a 6.7 inch display, an octa-core processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and support for 5G wireless networks. It’s also one of the first smartphones to feature a color E Ink display. First launched in China last month, where the phone sells for about $370, […]

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Hisense A7 5G smartphone has a 6.7 inch E Ink display, sells for $305 (in China)

Chinese electronics company Hisense has been producing a line of smartphones with E Ink displays for the last few years, making it one of the only companies to do so. Now Hisense has launched the first E Ink phone that I’m aware of to support 5G connectivity. The Hisense A7 is basically what you’d get […]

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Hisense launches A5 smartphones with color E Ink displays in China for under $300

Chinese electronic company Hisense is introducing a new line of smartphones featuring color E Ink displays. The Hisense A5C is a budge Android phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor, 4GB of RAM. But its standout feature is the phone’s 5.84 inch color E Ink display. The Hisense A5C  goes on sale in China August […]

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$220 Hisense A5 E Ink smartphone is probably a better eReader than a phone

Most modern smartphones feature color LCD or OLED displays. But every now and then a phone maker decides to buck the trend and put out a handset with an E Ink display. They’re not particularly common. They’re not usually all that cheap. And the E Ink display is sometimes paired with a color display on […]

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Kingrow K1 E Ink smartphone hits Indiegogo for $299 and up

The Kingrow K1 probably isn’t the best smartphone for mobile gaming, watching videos, or framing the perfect photo… because you’d probably want a color display for any of those things, and the Kingrow K1 doesn’t have one. What it does have is an E Ink display that’s easy to see in direct sunlight and which doesn’t […]

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Hisense is still making dual screen smartphones (color + E Ink)

Chinese electronics company Hisense is getting ready to launch a new smartphone with two screens: a full color display on the front and a black and white E Ink screen on the back. There aren’t many details about the upcoming smartphone, which should be formally announced next week. But the company has posted an image showing […]

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Light Phone 2 is a simple 4G phone with an E Ink display (crowdfunding)

Smartphones are basically mobile computers and communication devices that we use for everything from GPS navigation to watching movies and playing games, with a lot of social media thrown in for good measure. The Light Phone 2… isn’t one of those jack-of-all-trades devices. It’s a phone that’s designed first and foremost for making phone calls […]

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Hisense A2 Pro dual screen phone with E Ink display launches (in China)

The Yota 3 isn’t the only new dual-screen phone launching in China that features an E Ink display on one side and a color screen on the other. The Hisense A2 Pro is a similar dual screen system, similar specs, and one more similarity: it’s unlikely you’ll be able to buy either phone in the […]

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8S Mobile shows off a dual-screen (E Ink and LCD) phone with premium specs

Over the past few years we’ve seen a few different dual-screen phones with color displays on one side and E Ink screens on the other. But a Chinese manufacturer called Shenzhen Hexiang Electronics (or 8SMobile) is showing off the most powerful model I’ve seen so far. The 4G LTE 8S105 smartphone features a 5.2 inch, […]