Hisense is a brand that has exclusively focused on E INK phones. They announced a few color models this week, but the company is also going to be releasing the Hisense Q5 Tablet on June 10th and it will retail for $324 on JD.
The Q5 features a 10.5 inch E INK Carta HD display with a 16:9 aspect ratio and HD resolution. It has a gyroscope, so you can quickly flip the orientation from landscape mode to portrait. Underneath the hood is an Octa-core UNISOC Tiger T610 processor, 4GB RAM and there is 64GB of storage, you can expand the storage via the MicroSD slot. It also has a 3.5mm audio jack, an HDMI and micro USB ports. It is powered by one of the largest batteries ever found on an E INK device with 5,050 mAh with 5V/2A Quick Charging Support. The rear facing camera is 5MP f/2.2 camera sensor and is located at the upper left corner and it has an LED light. The front facing camera is 2MP f/2.4, perfect for video chatting or the odd selfie.
Here are the supported network bands for the SIM card.
2G: bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands: LTE
Speed: HSPA, LTE-A
It remains to be seen if this device will have Google Play. Some of the promotional imagery for this tablet show a bunch of apps, but all of the Hisense phones do not have an easy way to download apps, since Google Play is not on them.
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