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
? 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.