Hisense A6 Smartphone with E Ink Screen Looks Nice (Videos)

Hisense A6 E Ink Phone

Hisense released their 3rd dual screen Android smartphone with an E Ink screen last fall and it looks like it’s possibly the best E Ink phone yet.

Unfortunately it’s not sold in the United States and appears to only be available in China from websites most people have never heard of before, but as far E Ink phones go it looks a good option.

On the front it has a 6-inch AMOLED display and on the back is has a 5.6-inch E Ink Carta screen.

The E Ink screen has a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels, which equates to 287 ppi (the front screen has 402).

The E Ink side even has a frontlight so you can read at night. The second video below is in Chinese but it shows the frontlight at the 21:35 mark.

The E Ink screen can be used with the full interface, unlike some that only support a few features on the E Ink side.

The phone has decent specs too, including an octa-core processor with 6GB of RAM and the option for 64GB or 128GB of storage space, with a microSD card slot for further expansion. It has a 16MP front camera and a 12MP rear camera with flash.

The Hisense A6 looks like it’s the best option yet for having a small E Ink screen attached to the back of your phone for reading on the go. I want one! Too bad they aren’t sold in the US…

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone

Hisense A6 Review

9 Responses to “Hisense A6 Smartphone with E Ink Screen Looks Nice (Videos)”

  1. Interesting device.

  2. I’ve bought several things directly from China and have never had a problem. But I would not buy this because it is intended for Chinese customers and includes limits on what you can do.

    In particular, nobody has figured out how to get Play Store access, and nobody has figured out how to use gmail on it. I’m not clear on how use of google services are blocked, but they are with no workaround discovered as yet.

    To make it usable for most if us, a global ROM is required. One of those may or may not be released.

    • Thanks. You just saved me from doing something stupid. Hopefully they decide to make one for North America. To me, that looks like the phone to have.

      • Do you mean they created one versions dedicated to America?
        I saw some pictures from MWC of the phone with Maps and Gmail on its screen… Do you have any news about that?

  3. Is it coming?

  4. They have an international version now that is available in Russia. Picked one up yesterday and very happy with it.

  5. I have one bought from China with Chinese ROM, shipped to UK quickly. There are ways to put Google Apps on it you have to have them. I haven’t felt the need to and am very happy with mine. In fact I just ordered my second phone.

    A look at mobilread or XDA will tell you lots more about this device.