Onyx E-ink Android phone hands on video

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Earlier today we broke news of Chinese E-book maker Onyx and their E-ink display Android smart phone, now we have a better look at the prototype sample in this hands on video!

I’m not sure who is in this video (if it is you please let us know) but they have managed to get a quick hands on with Onyx E-ink Android phone.

The phone in the video is an engineering sample and seems to be a little sluggish and buggy, however the overall concept is sound and the ultra thin design and E-ink screen make for a really sleek package.

 

 

As mentioned in our report earlier the Onyx E-ink phone has a 4.3 inch capacitive touch screen, which is easily visible in even in bright sunshine and allows for an extremely energy efficient Android phone with up to 1 week stand by time.

No news when of even if Onyx plan to launch their E-ink Android phone, but we will keep you posted

 

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  • abirjin

    seems like the guy from armdevices.net

    • Totem

      True that! This is his YouTube channel youtube.com/charbax

  • TripleThreeNine

    Haha you’re fast!

  • algoban

    And why not mirasol technology? It seems more logical to me.

  • http://yeow.com.ar Profesor Yeow

    it’s monochromatic??? I don’t see any color
    The touch is very bad too, but It’s “Beta”, maybe improve

    I prefer some phone but with color :P

    • xxx

      Then, you don’t understand what is e-ink.

      • Bernhard

        Well there are color E-Ink displays available. But I guess they are quite expensive.
        http://www.eink.com/display_products_triton.html

        And I’m not sure if the responsiveness of the display can be increased to a level which would seem smooth. It’s a problem of e-ink displays (have a look at the page change delay of the Amazon Kindle for example).

        But the great thing of course is that they don’t need power to display a static image.

        What’s more critical for e-ink than daylight performance is night performance as they don’t offer the normal back-light options. And it’s quite challenging to design a homogeneous illumination with edge lit screens (a problem even for spacious LED monitors).

  • josh from america

    HOW TO BUY

    I have ATT contract in USA, how can I purchase this phone