Hisense launches E-ink based A5C, A5 Pro CC and Q5 Tablet for e-book readers

Hisense A5C and A5 Pro CC launched E-ink devices e-book reader colored E-ink display
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Hisense has now launched the world’s first smartphones with colored E-ink displays. The recently launched A5C and A5 Pro CC, which use the latest leap in the E-ink technology. Alongside the two smartphones, Hisense has also launched the Hisense Q5 Tablet that also features a monochrome display. Let’s take a look at the specs of all the Hisense E-ink devices and learn what makes them different from other smartphones out in the market.

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Hisense E-ink Devices Overview

Hisense A5 Pro CC Overview

The A5 Pro CC is an upgrade to last year’s Hisense A5. The most significant change has been in the display – A5 Pro features a 5.84-inch E-ink display that supports a total of 4096 colors. The E-ink displays are widely used in the electronic e-book readers cause they resemble paper prints. They don’t use any kind of backlit system as in LCD systems. Traditional E-ink display could only display Black and White; however, with the introduction of Advanced Color ePaper (ACEP), they are now capable of viewing up to 4096 colors. The E-ink display has a low refresh rate and isn’t suitable for anything other than reading e-books. One can’t even enjoy watching videos on this display.

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Hisense A5 Pro CC Colored E-ink Display e-book reader devices

The device features an integrated 3D Arc design on the back panel. On the back, there is a single 13MP camera with an LED flash. On the front, there is a 5MP selfie camera.

It is powered by the UNISOC Tiger T610 processor and has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage at disposal. There is also a 6GB/128GB variant. Storage is expandable via a microSD card. The phone relies on a 4,000mAh battery with support for 10W charging through USB Type-C port. The phone runs on Android 10 and comes with a fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted) and support for NFC.

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Hisense A5C Overview

Hisense A5C features the same design, but Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 439 processor powers it. It is also available in 4GB/64GB memory configuration. The A5s comes with 4G connectivity. The phone features a 4000mAh battery with support for 10W charging through a USB 2.0 port.

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Hisense A5C / A5 Pro CC Specifications:

  • Design: Plastic body with 3D Arc Design
  • Display: 5.84″ colored E-ink display
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP camera
  • Front Camera: 5MP selfie camera
  • Processor: UNISOC Tiger T610 (A5 Pro CC) / Snapdragon 439 (A5C)
  • RAM: 4GB/6GB (only in A5 Pro CC)
  • Storage: 64GB/128GB (only in A5 Pro CC) , expandable via microSD card
  • OS: Android 10
  • Features: Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer
  • Battery: 4000 mAh with 10W (5V/2A) charging

Hisense Q5 Tablet Overview

Hisense Q5 Tablet features a 10.5-inch monochrome display. The screen has an HD resolution and an aspect ratio of 16:9. The RLCD display works on the principle of reflection of lights and, thus, doesn’t produce any harmful rays. The screen is inside a plastic body that has a metallic grey finish to it.

Hisense Q5 tablet launched colored E-ink devices

It is powered by the UNISOC Tiger T610 processor that is paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It comes with a triple card slot (dual sim + MicroSD card). There is a 5MP camera on the back, and a 2MP selfie camera resides on the front. The device includes a 5050mAh battery, which supports 10W charging through a USB 2.0 port. For connectivity, it comes with a 3.5mm audio jack and HDMI port. It runs on Android 10 and supports 4G LTE.

Hisense Q5 Tablet Specifications:

  • Design: Plastic body with a metallic finish
  • Display: 10.5″ monochrome RLCD display, 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Rear Camera: 5MP camera with f/2.2
  • Front Camera: 2MP camera with f/2.4
  • Processor: UNISOC Tiger T610
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64GB expandable via microSD card
  • OS: Android 10
  • Features: 3.5mm audio jack, HDMI port
  • Battery: 5050 mAh with 10W (5V/2A) charging

Hisense E-ink Devices: Launch & Availability

Hisense A5 Pro CC is available for pre-order in China with a price of 1799 Yuan for a 4/64GB variant and 1999 Yuan for 6GB/128GB. Similarly, Hisense A5C and Q5 Tablet are available for 1699 Yuan and 2299 Yuan, respectively.

Model name Price in Nepal [Converted] Availability
Hisense A5C (4/64GB) 1699 Yuan (~NRs. 29,270) April 29 (China)
Hisense A5 Pro CC (4/64GB) 1799 Yuan (~NRs. 31,000) June 1 (China)
Hisense A5 Pro CC (6/128GB) 1999 Yuan (~NRs. 34,440) June 1 (China)
Hisense Q5 Tablet (6/64GB) 2299 Yuan (~NRs. 39,610) June 10 (China)

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