Tuesday 23 October 2012

E-Ink Android phone promises a week long battery life

If you use an Android smartphone, chances are that your phone sucks in terms of battery life.  Most of the modern smartphones these days can’t match feature phones in battery backup and there are reasons for that – ever growing display sizes, power-hungry processors and so on.

Now, Chinese e-reader manufacturer Onyx is reportedly developing an Android smartphone with e-ink display. According to tech blog ARM Devices, the smartphone’s battery can last up to a week on a single charge, which is just phenomenal for a smartphone.

But, there are downsides to e-ink display being used in this phone – it is black and white and the display refresh rate is also slower. However, the under-sun visibility is fantastic.

Company is planning to launch it sometime next year.

We might not be getting our air tickets done to get this one, but it certainly shows promise and may be one day, we will have colour e-ink smartphones that will have nice displays and great battery-life.

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