Oukitel U6 rumored to come with secondary e-ink display, deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 SoC
When thinking of dual-screened smartphones, customers from both China and the US probably think of the YotaPhone series, such as the recently-launched YotaPhone 2. However, it looks like an increasing number of smartphone makers from China are trying to challenge YotaPhone's position as leader of the dual-screen pack. According to a recent report, Chinese smartphone maker Oukitel is planning to join the dual-screen smartphone club by releasing the U6, an Android smartphone with the notable feature of a back-mounted e-ink display.
According to the rumor, the Oukitel U6 will come with a 5-inch primary display, and a secondary 4.7-inch e-ink display on the back, sizes that match those of the YotaPhone 2. The sources also claim that the Oukitel U6 could become one of the first devices to integrate MediaTek's upcoming 10-core Helio X20 chipset. Allegedly, the company plans to start mass production by August.
A dual-screened smartphone with a deca-core processor certainly sounds interesting on paper, but more details about the handset need to be known before properly assessing its capabilities. At the moment, there's no information regarding the resolutions of the two panels, the battery, the cameras, or the price, all details that can significantly alter or improve the overall experience and value of any smartphone.
Remember that this not the first time that Oukitel grabbed our attention in recent months. Just a few weeks ago, we told you that the company is looking to launch a smartphone with a gigantic 10,000mAh battery. A few weeks before that, we reported on the Oukitel U9, a handset that offers an octa-core processor, a 1080p 2.5D display, 3GB of RAM, and more for around $200.
At the moment, there's no word on a potential US launch of the Oukitel U6, but this doesn't mean that it would be impossible for the handset to reach US shores through various channels. The YotaPhone 2 was originally available only in China, but landed in the US after a successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.