Mobile phones

New e-paper device:Minimal Phone

The Minimal Phone is an android phone that offers a square touch E Ink display and a QWERTY keyboard. The phone offers front-lighting, Wi-Fi, 4G communication and a camera.

The Minimal Phone will soon launch a crowdfunding campaign for the first units, the price will be around $400.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 24,2024

New e-paper device:TCL 40 NXTPAPER

The TCL 40 NXTPAPER smartphone sports TCL's NCVM reflective LC display. The phone comes in two models: the standard is based on a 6.78” FHD+ panel while the 5G model has a smaller 6.6" HD+ display. Other features include a 32MP selfie camera, triple camera system, 8 GB of RAM (6GB in the 5G model) and 256 GB of storage.

The 49 NXTPAPER display has received a reflection-free TÜV certification, and it offers anti-glare functionality achieved by "producing a paper-like matte effect texture". The display is covered by a fingerprint smudge-resistant material, to make reading more comfortable.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 01,2023

New e-paper device:Hisense A7

The Hisense A7 is an Android smartphone that use a 6.7-inch 300 ppi E Ink display with touch input and front-light. Other features include 5G connectivity, Octa core chipset (Unisoc Tiger T7510), 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage and a dual camera setup.

Hisense A7 photo

The A7 is now shipping in China for 1,999 Yuan (around $300).

Read the full story Posted: Dec 23,2020

New e-paper device:HiSense A5C

HiSense's A5C is an Android smartphone with a 5.84" 1440×720 (278 PPI) color E Ink display. This is the world's first color E Ink smartphone. Other specifications include a Snapdragon 439 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage and a 4,000 mAh battery that can last up to 62 hours of continuous reading.

HiSense A5C photo

The HiSense A5C is now shipping in China, starting at around $250.

Read the full story Posted: May 02,2020

New e-paper device:NTT DoCoMo Card Keitai

NTT DoCoMo's Card Keitai is the company's lightest phone ever at only 47 grams, and it features a single 600x480 E Ink display. It's a feature phone (cannot add applications) that supports simple functions.

NTT DoCoMo Card Keitai photo

The Card Keitai will ship in Japan by the end of November 2018 for around $280.

Read the full story Posted: Oct 18,2018

New e-paper device:HiSense A6

The HiSense A6 is a dual-screen smartphone that features a 6.1" 2160×1080 AMOLED display on the front and a 5.6" touch E Ink Carta HD screen on the back. Other features include a snapdragon 660 chip-set, 6 GB of RAM, 64/128 GB of storage and a dual-sensor 12Mp camera. The E Ink display can mirror the front display, which can then be used to run an e-reader application or any other application.

HiSense A6 photo

The HiSense A6 is now shipping globally from China starting at around $350. Here's a nice video review of this phone.

Read the full story Posted: Oct 02,2018

New e-paper device:Light Phone 2

The Light Phone 2 is a simple 4G (LTE) phone that is based on a large E Ink display. The Light phone 2 is based on the company's own OS and supports messaging, phone calls and more simple functions.

Light Phone 2 photo

The Light Phone 2 was funded in a crowdfunding campaign (which reached its goals very quickly). The phone will cost $225 as part of the campaign, with a $400 target retail cost. It will ship by April 2019.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 02,2018