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

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

  1. fossxplorer
    December 4th, 2016 at 19:59 | #1

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

  2. December 4th, 2016 at 20:20 | #2

    @fossxplorer
    I saw it for $119.99 earlier today for 39 pieces. I guess the promo is over.

  3. JotaMG
    December 4th, 2016 at 21:25 | #3

    @cnxsoft

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

  4. Jay
    December 5th, 2016 at 14:52 | #4

    @cnxsoft
    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!

  5. Massimo Olivieri
    December 5th, 2016 at 23:16 | #5

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

  6. September 26th, 2017 at 16:54 | #6

    HiSense A2 Pro with same dual display, but with a more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, and better camera -> https://item.jd.com/15577184022.html

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