Huateng Flag D1 Dual Screen E Ink Smartphone (Video)

Huateng Flag D1

It looks 2015 is going to be the year of the dual screen E Ink smartphone, as this is the third dual screen E Ink phone article this week.

The Yotaphone 2 was the first dual screen E Ink phone to hit the market early this year; it’s expected to come to the U.S. in August through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.

Now other companies are coming up with Yotaphone clones, such as the Siswoon R9 Darkmoon and Huateng Flag D1.

Both are aiming to undercut the Yotaphone’s high $550-$600 price tag. In fact the Huateng Flag D1 could go for less than half of that.

Like the other dual screen phones, the Huateng Flag D1 has a 5-inch color LCD screen on one side of the device and a 4.7-inch E Ink screen on the other side.

The E Ink screen is meant to save power and make reading easier and more pleasant in bright lighting. You can use the E Ink screen to read ebooks, emails, view pictures and messages, etc.

The specs are very similar to the R9 Darkmoon; it has the same processor, the same Android 5.0 operating system, and the same dual screens.

Production is expected to start soon. Sony is apparently interested in the device, according to the spokesman.

Huateng Flag D1 Specs

  • MediaTek MT6752 1.7Gh 64-bit OctaCore processor.
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system.
  • Front Display: 5-inch IPS FHD 1920×1080 pixel resolution.
  • Back Display: 4.7 E Ink 960×540 pixels.
  • 2 GB RAM.
  • 16 GB ROM.
  • 13 MP rear camera with LED flash.
  • 5 MP front camera.
  • Dual-SIM: Micro SIM+NANO SIM/TF card, dual standby.
  • 2,000 mAh Battery.

$180 E Ink and LCD dual-display phone by Huateng

2 Responses to “Huateng Flag D1 Dual Screen E Ink Smartphone (Video)”

  1. Hi dude, you’re my favorite ereader reviewer. Are you planning to review this cool phone when available?

    • Thanks for the positive feedback but I’m not a phone person so that’s probably not going to happen. Cell service doesn’t work well where I live so it’s not worth the high cost of service. I use Google Voice with an Obi device for a home phone and it’s 100% free. Nuts to phone companies. 🙂