This year, local mobile phone company Cherry Mobile will introduce an e-ink infused handset called the Taiji which will we ready for purchase by the incoming holiday season. The new Cherry Mobile Taiji primarily sport a standard 5.2-inch full-HD IPS main display and a second e-ink display of 4.7-inch sits on the back.
Unlike any conventional LCD or OLED displays, e-ink display consumes less power and is designed to mimic traditional paper reading experience however that also means that devices running on e-ink paper will have to settle for monochrome experience which isn’t that bad though considering it’s design for reading text, displaying notifications and even photos at a glance, and when users want the full-blown experience, they can always turn to the front where Taiji’s 5.2-inch color screen is at.
The Cherry Mobile Taiji is powered by an octa-core MediaTek chipset clocking in at 1.7GHz along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. It features a 13 Megapixel AF main camera with LED flash while an 8 Megapixel front-facing camera to handle Selfies and video calling. It supports LTE connectivity in Dual-SIM ports and is keep running through a 2500 mAh battery. Unfortunately though despite the popularity of Marshmallow nowadays, this one still runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and we didn’t even have any information about future upgrades to Android 6.x.
For that niche display, Cherry Mobile is asking 12,999.00 Pesos for the setup, something that one should think it over and over again if they really want e-ink on their next device. Just keep it in mind though that with Taiji, you’ll get two displays in one go so it might be a plus for some but may not do quite well with others. It would be a matter of perspective and usability for users to consider the new Taiji.
Cherry Mobile: Taiji
5.2-inch Primary Display | Full-HD 1080 x 1920 Pixels / 424 ppi | IPS LCD
4.7-inch E-ink Secondary Display | 540 x 960 Pixels / 234 ppi
MediaTek Chipset | MT6752 | 8-Core Cortex-A53 | 1.7 GHz
Mali-T760 Graphics Processor
32GB Internal Storage
Android 5.1 Lollipop OS
13 Megapixel Main Camera | Autofocus | LED Flash
8 Megapixel Front Camera
4G LTE | 3G HSPA+ | 2G EDGE/GPRS
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
GPS | A-GPS
3.5mm Audio Jack
MicroUSB 2.0 |USB OTG support
Accelerometer | Proximity Sensor | Ambient Light Sensor