Hisense’s new device passes through TENAA, has a secondary e-ink display

Remember that time last year when Chinese companies were attempting to make YotaPhone competitors? That odd time when companies wanted to have secondary E-ink displays on the back of their devices? Well, Hisense may be looking to restart that trend with their new device, the A2.

The Hisense A2 recently passed through TENAA, and it’s not too shabby. The main display is a 5.5-inch full HD Super AMOLED unit, while the 5.2-inch e-ink display is 960×540. The device gets a 1.4GHz octa core processor (MSM8937), as well as 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

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The battery is a standard 3000mAh unit, which should be sufficient enough for standard use. The A2’s rear camera is a 16MP shooter, while the front camera is a 5MP unit. All of this will run on Android 7.0.

The fact that the A2 has passed through TENAA can only mean it’ll be launching soon, though we’re not sure when or for how much. We don’t expect to come cheap, though we’d like to see it not overpriced like the other e-ink Android devices.

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  1. lildwell
    December 4, 2016

    It depends on the chip set used and price range. This better not be a 6753!!!!

    • Airyl
      December 4, 2016

      The A1 had a Snapdragon 617, so there’s a ‘hi’ chance that it won’t be the 6753.

      • Ibrahim
        December 4, 2016

        “hi”???? XD

      • Muhammad Yasir
        December 5, 2016

        good one

        p.s i hope you weren’t the one who banned me.

  2. MBison
    December 4, 2016

    cool, sadly 5.5″ is too big for me, what happened to making phones in the 4.5-4.7″ range?

    • MattD
      December 4, 2016

      They realised it’s pretty useless to make 4.5″ devices when the overall size is similar to a 5-5.2″ phone (they can’t physically reduce the size of the chins because it needs space inside for components and batteries).

    • December 4, 2016

      Have you considered the 5″ YotaPhone 2? Best $135 I ever spent.

  3. Muhammad Yasir
    December 5, 2016

    CPU gonne be crap af

  4. goodwill
    December 5, 2016

    The russian Yota looks better tho. Maybe if it comes in black it wouldn’t make the frame size as obvious. and they should at least put a 650 series or P20 chipset in that thing

  5. Duarte Bruno
    December 5, 2016

    Why front camera?