Hisense Presents an Original Smartphone Equipped With a Color E-ink Screen

During the CES in Las Vegas Hisense presented a very original smartphone equipped with a color e-ink screen. Even if it remains a thousand miles away from an OLED or even LCD panel, the smartphone nevertheless has a much better autonomy than its competitors. Above all, it could be the ideal solution for the most addicted to their smartphones.

What if the screens on our smartphones are the reason we’re addicted to them? Today’s hottest trends in mobile displays are indeed particularly sexy. OLED screens with their deep blacks have become widespread, and even LCD tiles are now shining brightly. Then, of course, it’s hard not to focus your eyes on the screen when it’s so attractive, and sometimes the best is the enemy of the good. What’s more, these high-resolution, brightly colored displays are particularly power-hungry, and are a big part of the reason why the Battery Life of our smartphones is melting like snow in the sun.

What if the solution for our smartphones is e-ink? These screens, which are fitted in particular to reading lights and a handful of connected watches, offer the advantage of being very energy-efficient. They are also less damaging to the eyes by moving much closer to paper than to a screen. The problem with this type of display is that it is mostly available in black and white at the moment, and it is much less responsive than our LCD or OLED screens, giving the impression of displaying a slide show. e-ink screens are also highly prone to afterglow phenomena, i.e. the persistence of certain elements that were previously displayed on the screen, a kind of digital “ghost”.

Based on this observation, the Chinese manufacturer Hisense demonstrated a smartphone using a new type of colour e-ink screen during the CES in Las Vegas following its first smartphone equipped with a black and white digital ink screen. Certainly, the smartphone presented by the brand looks quite pale compared to smartphones equipped with OLED screens, and even compared to the cheapest LCD screen. Nevertheless, it offers the undeniable advantage of giving the smartphone a dantesque autonomy, and is particularly well suited for reading books and comic strips. This smartphone, which does not yet have a name, could be the ideal solution for those who don’t necessarily want to use their mobile to watch videos or play video games While this type of device represents a niche in the vast world of smartphones, Hisense proves that an alternative to OLED and LCD screens is possible on our phones, although we still have a long way to go to compete with these technologies. But in a few years, who knows?

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