Hisense A2 Android Smartphone Coming Soon with AMOLED and E-Ink displays

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Yotaphone popularized dual display smartphones with your standard color display on the front panel complemented with an always-on E-Ink display on the rear panel that consumes less power, and even shows the latest screen update (e.g. your plane ticket) when the battery is depleted. The latest model – Yotaphone 2 – was launched in 2014, but for whatever there has not been an update since,  and companies appear to be clearing their stock with for example GearBest selling it for $119.99 shipped. However, even if the company never produces a Yotaphone 3, other have reproduced the design with the latest being Hisense A2 samrtphone whose specs have recently been published on TENAA (China equivalent of the FCC).

hisense-a2Preliminary specifications for Hisense A2 smartphone:

  • SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor @ 1.4 GHz with Adreno 505 GPU
  • System Memory – 4GB LPDDR3
  • Storage – 64GB internal storage + micro SD slot
  • Displays
    • Front – 5.5″ AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with Full HD (1920×1080) resolution
    • Rear – 5.17″ E-Ink capacitive touchscreen display with qHD (960×540) resolution
  • Cameras – 16MP rear camera with LED flash; 5MP front-facing camera
  • Cellular Connectivity – GSM, CDMA, TD-SCDMA, TD-LTE, LTE FDD, WCDMA, CDMA 2000; dual SIM dual standby
  • Wireless Connectivity – WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS
  • USB – 1x micro USB 2.0 port
  • Battery – 3,000 mAh
  • Dimensions – 157.25 x 76.8 x 8.4 mm
  • Weight – 190 grams

The phone runs Android 6.0.1 with some custom skins. Since it has passed TENAA certifications should be launched very soon in China.

Via Liliputing, PhoneRadar

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$157.25 is the price i see for Yotaphone at GB, not 129..

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…and of course you took the chance to help promote GB, even knowing that 39 phones will go out in minutes…
Great job!

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I just checked, it’s back at $119.99. Unfortunately, no expandable storage is a let down. However, yes, the YotaPhone is one classy device!

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there is two speaker phone and two proximity sensor ?!? answer phone call without unlock AMOLED screen?