This is the dual-screen Oukitel U6: hands-on video, real-life pics show us its e-ink display in action

This is the dual-screen Oukitel U6: hands-on video, real-life pics show us its e-ink display in action
Remember the YotaPhone 1 & 2? Undoubtedly, the main selling point of this phone was the e-ink display at the back of the phone, which is still a totally uncommon feature on the smartphone market.

 It seems, however, that a few small-time manufacturers have saw a lot of potential in having a low-power e-ink display on your phone. 

From the looks of it, little-known Chinese manufacturer Oukitel is one of the very few to hop onto the e-ink display bandwagon. 

We had previously heard that it might be prepping such a device but it was only rumored until today, as a bunch of real-life photos and a hands-on video of its device popped up. Dubbed the Oukitel U6, the handset employs a 5-inch, 720p display up front (it's not certain whether it's an IPS LCD or an AMOLED one, but we put our money on the former option), whereas a 4.7-inch qHD e-ink screen is rocking it at the rear of the phone.

While the hardware specs of the device are still unknown (though a deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 is rumored to be providing the raw power), its design features are perfectly clear - we can't help but pinpoint the iPhone 6-like design, with rounded metal side frames, a microUSB port and two loudspeakers cutouts at the bottom (we are doubtful that these will be stereo ones), as well as a IR blaster at the top of the device.  

We will be keeping an eye for Oukitel's dual-display U6. Until then, however, we only have these real-life photos and the hands-on video right below.




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10 Comments

1. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Coming 2016...."Samsung Galaxy Ink". Wonder why no major OEM has adopted such dual display device yet.

2. GoGoGalaxyNexus

Posts: 80; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

Isn't that ICS?

4. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

No that's lollipop

10. GoGoGalaxyNexus

Posts: 80; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

the browser and the messenger icons are from Ice Cream Sandwich

6. stijnvbrummelen

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

It is the ICS wallpaper though

7. ElixieR

Posts: 67; Member since: May 01, 2013

you can easily tell it's not ICS by the battery and the wifi signal bar color

3. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

It looks nothing like an iPhone 6 so please just STFU. If anything it kinda looks like an iPhone 4/4S from the back, but absolutely nothing else.

5. murphslaws

Posts: 54; Member since: Apr 22, 2015

Lol, who are you replying to? also yes the bezel design is similiar, I'll admit that. same reason why I got an S6 edge over the S6 because I didnt want people to mistake me for an iphone 6 user.

8. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

It looks like and iPhone running Android w/dual screen.

9. mrochester

Posts: 947; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Why do sooooooooooooooooooo many phones try to mimic the appearance of the iPhone? Are these companies really that incompetant when it comes to design?

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