Hisense A2 - which we have found in a bottomless Tenaa pit – utilizes the idea of two specialized displays. One is supposed to astonish us with colours and black, while the other one will work when we would like to save the battery.
Hisense A2 – following the footsteps of YotaPhone
This idea is not a new one, but it did not have an attractive realization until now. YotaPhone and YotaPhone 2 gave some hope for a revolution in using a smartphone by presenting its user with two displays – the second one created in the AMOLED technology as well. They were incredibly expensive, they had moderately attractive specifications, and the quality of the e-ink left much to be desired. The proposition from Hisense is slightly more attractive, but we have different times as well.
Apparently someone figured out that buyers no longer believe in big numbers printed on Chinese batteries for smartphones, or maybe it turned out that YotaPhone smartphones sold out pretty good. Undoubtedly the Chinese reactivated this idea with a chance for a success and predictable incomes.
Hisense A2 - specification
Hisense A2 will tempt its buyers with two displays. The 5.5-inch OLED display will work in an FHD resolution (1080x1920 pixels) and the smaller one, 5.17-inch e-ink in the qHD (540x960 pixels) resolution. The smartphone was tested with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, but it is not certain whether this version of the system will be present in the smartphone after its launch.
When it comes to the CPU of Hisense A2, we can only say that it has 8 cores with a 1.4GHz clock and that it is supported with 4GB of RAM. The bigger camera, placed at the side of the more economical display has a 16 Mpx matrix and a support of a LED flash. The smaller one with the 5 Mpx matrix is placed above the OLED display. Everything is powered by a 3000 mAh cell.
Dimensions of Hisense A2: 157.23 x 76.8 x 8.4mm. Weight: 190 grams. It is worth mentioning about the fingerprint scanner placed at the side of the housing and a support of two SIM cards.
AMOLED + e-ink – a good idea
Placing two displays in a one smartphone still looks like a good idea. It is important for the black and white, economical unit to have very good quality. Then it will be possible to read e-books, displaying maps or info graphics without depleting the battery. - It can display information that will not fit on a regular lock screen, it will exclude nerve-seeking for the unlock button in emergency situation. And the price: this must be an economical device not only when it comes to depleting the battery.
Unfortunately, the chances of purchasing this phone in Europe, besides auction-portals and Chinese sales networks is extremely low.