Hisense A5 was one of the first phones exclusively equipped with an e-Paper display. But following the launch of color E-Ink displays and color eReaders from other companies last year, the Chinese company has now launched Hisense A7CC 5G smartphone with a 6.7-inch color E-Ink display.
The phone is powered by UNISOC T7510 octa-core processor, which appears to be based on T710 SoC with 5G modem, and comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB flash storage.
- SoC – UNISOC Tiger T7510 octa-core processor with 4x Arm Cortex-A75 cores @ 2 GHz, 4x Arm Cortex-A55 cores @ 1.8 GHz, and Imagination PowerVR GM9466 GPU
- System Memory – 6GB RAM
- Storage – 128GB flash
- Display – 6.7-inch E-Ink display with 4096 colors, 100 dpi
- Audio – 3.5mm headphone jack with AK4377AECB audio DAC; built-in microphone and speaker
- Camera – Dual rear cameras + single front-facing camera
- Cellular – 5G (n41, n78, n79), 4G FDD (B1, B3, B5, B8) / TD (B34, B38, B39, B40, B41), 3G WCDMA, and 2G GSM
- No mention of WiFi or Bluetooth in the specs, but that’s be a big omission…
- USB – 1x USB OTG Type-C port
- Misc – Fingerprint sensor, programmable button on side of phone, volume and power buttons
- Battery – 4,770 mAh battery with 18W fast charging
- Dimensions – 172.4 x 86 x 9 mm
Hisense A7CC runs Android 10 with a custom UI, and it will certainly be great to read e-Books, and browse the web with text possibly sharper, but images will look a bit dull with only 4096 colors, and due to the rather slow refresh rate, most people will avoid gaming and watching videos on the device. There’s no information about battery life that I could find, but the phone should probably last around a week or so on a charge depending on usage.
The 6.7-inch color E-Ink smartphone sells for 2,399 CNY (~$370 US) on JD.com, which as pointed out by Liliputing does not cost that much more than color eReaders such as the $299 Onyx Boox Poke2 Color eReader with a6-inch display.