During CES 2020 several brands and manufacturers presented interesting products and concepts. One of them was HiSense with a mobile phone whose screen uses “digital ink” or e-ink, the technology used for eBook readers. However, HiSense wasn’t the only one with the idea.
E-reader maker Onyx introduced a few years ago prototypes of mobile phones with e-ink displays. These are panels lacking OLED or AMOLED technologies that have gigantic battery life because they do not light up pixels.
The project however seems to have fallen into oblivion in the public eye. It was at CES 2020 that Onyx returned with a new prototype. Possible specs or dates have not been revealed but take a look at the cover video.
Low refresh rates are the problem with e-ink displays.
Considering the technology, e-ink displays do not offer the same fluidity as a smartphone screen. Actually, the refresh rates are very low because their main purpose is just reading books. However, Onyx claims that its prototype expands this concept.
Your phone supposedly has 4 different speeds, Normal, Speed, A2 and X Mode. These modes were not shown on video or specified by the manufacturer but should increase the equipment refresh rate.
Android 9 will be included
From the little information given by Onyx, the operating system of choice will be Android Pie. However, it is not certain whether Google will certify such a mobile phone because of its obvious limitations.
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