The first smartphone with Hisense color E Ink display

The Chinese company Hisense has long been developing smartphones equipped with an EInk display, but these were devices

with a black and white screen that spoke inas an option along with the usual color IPS. Such smartphones are sometimes produced by different manufacturers, mainly small Chinese companies, in the hope of producing a wow effect on the consumer. However, all attempts to promote such devices ended in nothing.

Two in one

This time Hisense showed severalanother concept, and immediately put E Ink in charge. But this is not a black-and-white display, but a color one, which means that it combines the advantages of electronic ink (low power consumption, no flicker, visibility in any brightest light) with the standard functions of a conventional LCD display - display color graphics.

It’s clear that with OLED technology, electronicink can not be compared yet, and video quality will be inferior to conventional IPS, not to mention games. However, the company does not intend to quit working with E Ink technology. Perhaps in the future there will be some kind of breakthrough, and in terms of picture quality, electronic ink will stand on a par with the best panels from leading manufacturers.

As a rule, the user associates E Inkexclusively with black and white displays. Typically, these are on book readers such as the Amazon Kindle. However, EInk Corporation has been developing color screens for several years. The new smartphone received a screen created by Carta 1100 technology (matrix with color filters). The new generation of color displays, according to the manufacturer, is much thinner than previous generations, as well as lighter. This makes screens even more practical for use in e-books and other devices where features of EInk screens are required.

For a slow video?

Of the features of the new display can be notedSupport for instant updates, which is necessary for watching videos and other animated materials. Of course, so far there is no need to talk about any 120 hertz, and even 60 hertz is not yet within the power of what is now the default for all the cheapest screens. And electronic ink does not need this, because the main task of the technology is maximum energy efficiency. With increasing frequencies, all the advantages in this regard disappear.

Electronic ink is starting to consume energyonly at the time of changing the image, and after the change, the consumption stops. A static drawing does not require energy costs. Theoretically, the image will remain visible even after the battery is completely discharged. Another very important advantage is absolute clarity, which even the direct rays of the sun cannot break. Conventional smartphone displays cannot boast of such things; they simply fade to the point of blindness. At the same time, you do not have to twist the brightness of the backlight, electronic ink does not need it at all.

Of course, without Russian companies, CES is also notcost, and Onyx also introduced its own version of the smartphone with an EInk-display, however, black and white. The screen diagonal is 5.8 inches, according to its capabilities you can understand a little from the video from the presentation.

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