Hisense has a new E Ink phone that they’re getting prepared to release later this year. It’s the first to use a color E Ink screen, and a video has turned on YouTube showing the new color E Ink phone in action and it looks pretty cool.
According to early reports, the phone will use the new Print Color technology that E Ink recently announced.
The screen can display 4096 colors and it has low power consumption thanks to the E Ink technology.
The response time of the color screen looks surprisingly fast in the video below. The colors aren’t bad either, considering it’s E Ink.
Hisense has released several different E Ink phones over the past few years so they have plenty of experience working with the technology.
This new phone has an entry-level Qualcomm processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage space, and a rear camera.
Unfortunately Hisense’s E Ink phones aren’t sold anywhere in the US so if you want one you have to buy it from some Chinese website that you’ve probably never heard of before.
So far there’s been no official word on a release date or the price, but early reports suggest it could get released around the middle of 2020.
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Mike Cane says
They can always do a Kickstarter/Indiegogo to reach paying American potential customers directly. Other Chinese companies have.
Jay Vansickle says
For an e-ink screen…the refresh rate is pretty good. I was surprised.
Steve H. says
Agreed…looks surprisingly good. Wonder what the dpi is.
I could see this as a secondary device. I love Pocket app for instance so this would be good for that. But then again you could just get a Kobo at that rate.
I don’t think I could personally use it as a primary device. My battery life with my smart battery case on my iPhone 11 Pro Max, is a couple days without charge, granted it’s a big device, but it doesn’t bother me.
Stefan van der Berg says
Of the phones I’ve had, that use a standard LCD, I’ve never had any that were as legible as what I am seeing in day-light conditions, here. The resolution doesn’t need to be super-high in this context, though I’d guess photos or video might be somewhat lacking in the live preview. 😉
Hopefully, with something as relatively high-volume, such as a phone (10Ks or more units), the foundry investment gets amortized and this gets adopted in a more wide-spread manner, including eventually large-screen readers.