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Hisense to release the A2 Android phone with second e-ink display soon

Hisense is preparing to release a midrange Android phone with a second e-ink display on the back.
Hisense is preparing to release a midrange Android phone with a second e-ink display on the back.
Chinese tech company Hisense is preparing to release a midrange smartphone integrating a second e-ink display on the back. The concept is not new, the Russian Yotaphone 2 did not succeed due to high costs.

The idea of having a second e-ink display on the back of a phone to keep books, boarding cards or shopping lists visible at all times without wasting a lot of energy is not new. The Yotaphone and its successor, the Yotaphone 2 out of Russia were the first to do just that, however the concept did not prove to be successful amongst customers mainly because of the high costs involved. It also never reached the US officially.

Now, Chinese tech company Hisense is apparently trying to give the concept a third chance. A new phone named A2 according to TENAA leaks, integrates a 5.5 inch AMOLED display with Full-HD resolution and a second 5.17 inch e-ink display on the back of the phone featuring 960 x 540 pixels, similar to the Yotaphone 2. The processor will be a quad-core running at 1.4 Ghz, possibly a Snapdragon 430. 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of expandable onboard storage will be available.

The Hisense A2 is supposed to feature a 16 megapixel camera on the back and a 5 megapixel lens on the front, however, it might be possible to use the rear camera for selfies thanks to the second display on the back. Both earpiece and sensors are available on both sides of the phone. The fingerprint sensor is integrated in the home button on the side of the phone, similar to some Sony Xperia phones. The 8.4 mm thick metal case will house a 3,000 mAh battery. At the moment it is unclear if the Hisense A2 will be available outside of China. Pricing and availability is also unclear at this point in time.

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Alexander Fagot, 2016-12- 4 (Update: 2016-12- 4)
Alexander Fagot
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As a former projectionist still used to working with 35 mm film and experience in computer assembling and overclocking, I was drawn to the professional IT crowd a couple of years back and started working in IT support, Windows administration and project management before discovering my love for traveling the world. Now I am working as a news editor from all parts of the world, mostly writing about gadgets and mobile gear for Notebookcheck.