Dual display powered InFocus M640 makes an appearance


Dual displays are certainly something that make people interested in a device having them. But manufacturers generally tend to stay away from such tech, because the sales numbers don’t often go hand-in-hand with the interest.

Nonetheless, the folks at InFocus seem to be working on a dual display phone, as suggested by a recent benchmark database listing. The phone comes with model name M640 and features two displays — a 5.5-inch main and a (presumably) 4-4.5-inch secondary display.

There’s no reason to not believe the secondary is going to be an e-ink panel.

infocus m640

Other specs of this upcoming phone are pretty much in-line with mid-range Chinese phones; this includes a quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor, 3GB RAM, 16GB on-board storage, a 13 mega-pixel rear camera and an 8 mega-pixel front facing camera.

Quite clearly, the secondary and presumably e-ink display on the back side of the InFocus M640 is why the phone will exist. A couple Chinese companies have dual display phones in the works as well, including Oukitel (picture on top) and Siswoo.

There’s no word on when it’ll come or how much it’ll cost; for that, keep reading this space.

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6 Comments

  1. Kig3Eo
    December 10, 2015

    200€ and this would be a beast.

  2. afghanPower
    December 10, 2015

    A 5.5 inch back with e-ink would make a great e-book reader..

  3. waterresist
    December 10, 2015

    Is not it says 3.6″ on the data picture?

    • December 11, 2015

      It does, but this benchmark system is known to reduce the screen size by a bit.

  4. balcobomber25
    December 10, 2015

    I was very interested in dual display until I actually used one. It is great in theory but it feels incredibly awkward to hold.

  5. Steven Fox
    December 11, 2015

    Again FHD display on a 6735! What are those guys taking over there! That chip is way too weak to properly handle FHD, and it`s a strain on the battery as well.