Hisense is commonly known for its televisions. But the company also sells phones in its home country. It has now launched the Hisense A7 5G as the world’s first E-ink display smartphone with 5G connectivity. This handset is priced at ¥1,999 ($305) and is exclusive to China.
The Hisense A series of smartphones are known for E-ink display. Earlier this year, the firm launched the world’s first color E-ink display smartphones in the form of Hisense A5C, Hisense A5 Pro, Hisense A5 Pro CC.
Although these handsets come with a new type of display, they lack 5G connectivity. To solve this issue, the firm has released a new phone called Hisense A7 5G. But the latest model comes with a 6.7-inch standard black and white E-ink display with 300 ppi.
The device is powered by UNISOC Tiger T7510 chipset, which is the same chip that’s found inside the Hisense F50 5G smartphone. This silicon is further paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. Unlike most phones in the market, this one also includes a 3.5mm headphone jack along with AK4377AECB audio DAC with support for Hi-Res Audio.
Further, the back of the handset sports an AG (anti-glare) matte panel housing a single camera accompanied by an LED flash. The rear also houses a capacitive fingerprint sensor. Whereas, the right side of the device includes power as well as volume keys, and left side features an AI key, which can be mapped to perform one of the several actions.1 of 6
Other features include a front-facing camera with support for AI face unlock, super-linear speaker, dynamic as well as constant (688ms, 364ms, 174ms, 136ms) refresh rates, different lockscreens (poetry, motto, word, wallpaper), new refined UI based on Android 10, and several other tweaks related to the E-ink display.
Last but not least, the Hisense A7 5G is backed by a 4,770mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging.