Hisense has been on a rampage lately, announcing and releasing a slew of smartphones with E INK screens. The A6L smartphone is unique, because it has two screens, instead of one. It features a full color one on the front and a very large E INK panel on the back, this harkins back to the glory days of the Yotaphone, except the Hisense model has great specs. It retails for $389 and can be purchased from the Good e-Reader Store.
The Hisense A6L features a 6.53 IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2340×1080. The E INK panel on the back is 5.84 inch E INK Carta HD screen with a resolution of 1440×720. Underneath the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor with up to 2.2GHz burst frequency, 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128 GB of expandable storage. It has dual sim, WIFI, 4G and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It is powered by a 3800 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support.
The dual rear camera takes pictures with a 24-megapixel main sensor and a secondary 8-megapixel camera lens. On the front, the 20-megapixel camera is used to take selfies, use the A6L for video calling or to securely unlock the dual-screen smartphone with your face.
Android 9.0 is the main selling point, although you do not have Google Play, you can sideload in your own apps, or install alternative app stores.
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