Hisense is finally gearing up to release the Q5 Android tablet that has a monochrome display, it is not using E INK, but a similar experience to Pixel QI. This device was initially supposed to debut a month ago, but the global pandemic slowed everything down. It is available now to order on the Good e-Reader Store for $429.99 and shipping will occur in the next few weeks.
The Q5 features a 10.5 inch monochrome RLCD display with a 16:9 aspect ratio and HD resolution. It has a gyroscope, so you can quickly flip the orientation from landscape mode to portrait. Underneath the hood is an Octa-core UNISOC Tiger T610 processor, 4GB RAM and there is 64GB of storage, you can expand the storage via the MicroSD slot. It also has a 3.5mm audio jack, an HDMI and micro USB ports. It is powered by one of the largest batteries ever found on an E INK device with 5,050 mAh with 5V/2A Quick Charging Support. The rear facing camera is 5MP f/2.2 camera sensor and is located at the upper left corner and it has an LED light. The front facing camera is 2MP f/2.4, perfect for video chatting or the odd selfie.
You can keep your device locked via Face ID – Facial Recognition software. You will be able to connect to the internet via WIFI 802.11 A/B/G/N 2.4G/5G and it even supports a SIM card for 4G networks. Is running Google Android 10, which is one of the highest versions we have seen on a Hisense device.
Good e-Reader will be reviewing the Hisense Q5 within the next two weeks. Our intention is to basically see if this screen tech will be a viable alternative to E INK and how the reading and multimedia experience functions.
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