What are the benefits of dual screen phones? Oukitel have made a video which they hope will teach us the features and benefits of having a second e-ink display, but is it enough?
In the following video, the team at Oukitel try and demo some of the benefits of having a secondary e-ink display on the rear of your phone like the one on the recently released Oukitel U6.
Take a look at the features they show, keep reading and let us know what you make having a second display.
If you are like me then you are probably unsure about this whole e-ink display phase the Chinese phone industry are taking. I do see some of the benefits of the e-ink panel on the rear of a phone. First of all there is a battery saving to be had. If you can switch your viewing from the front panel to the rear then that e-ink screen is surely going to use less of your precious battery charge. Another benefit is viewing and reading. No matter how good a regular colour panel is or how high the resolution, nothing quite beats an e-ink display for reading.
But is that enough? I’m still wondering just how useable a second display might be? How convenient is it to switch from one screen to the next? Have Oukitel made the process seamless enough to actually be a benefit?
Also, surely adding that second display just takes up space that a larger battery could accommodate? And doesn’t the second panel mean twice the chance of an expensive trip to the repair store?
What are your opinions of dual screen phones? Are there any other benefits of such a design other than battery life and easy reading? Let us know in the comments below.
The Oukitel U6 in the video is a quad-core MT6735 phone with 2.5D glass display, alloy chassis and IR remote. Online resellers are taking pre-orders for the device now.