Who wants an Android-powered music player with an e-ink screen?

Smartphones have in large part changed standalone track avid gamers, as you’ll be able to get an inexpensive telephone for only $100 and use it as a track participant. However Hisense thinks there’s nonetheless a marketplace for standalone track avid gamers, and its new Hisense Contact would possibly make you do a double-take.

The Hisense Contact is now to be had for pre-sale in China (h/t: Liliputing), and the track participant additionally packs a 5.84-inch e-ink display for longer battery lifestyles and a extra relaxed studying revel in. The display additionally provides 2,048 ranges of brightness and 36 ranges of colour temperature.

At the audio aspect of items, you’ll be able to be expecting twin stereo audio system, Dirac Energy Sound make stronger, an ES9038 DAC, and an ES9603 amp chip. In fact, the track participant additionally includes a 3.5mm port.

The Hisense Contact reportedly provides an unnamed 1.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon processor (believed to be an 11nm design), 4GB of RAM, 128GB of garage, a three,000mAh battery with 18W charging by way of USB-C, and Android 11. As the picture on the most sensible of the web page presentations, the track participant lacks a rear digicam setup, with the highest bezel internet hosting an unnamed selfie digicam.

Be expecting to pay 1,599 yuan (~$249) for the track participant, which makes it costlier than some first rate funds telephones just like the Redmi Observe 10 and the Poco M3. However, it could be an apples and oranges comparability at this level given the Hisense instrument’s track center of attention, e-ink show, and loss of cell functions.

This isn’t the primary time we’ve noticed Hisense dabble with e-ink monitors both, because the company has an extended historical past of providing gadgets with e-ink panels. Outstanding examples come with the Hisense A2 (that includes a regular display at the entrance and an e-ink show at the again) and the Hisense A7 (that includes a 6.7-inch e-ink panel up-front). Hisense doesn’t have a tendency to supply those gadgets outdoor China, so don’t grasp your breath for the Contact to release for your neck of the woods.

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