belated. Hisense Hi Reader Pro - oddly enough, but this is a smartphone ...

Time to get acquainted with the smartphone with inkscreen called Hisense Hi Reader Pro, which appears to have gone on sale in China a few days ago. In short, Hisense decided that they, too, could confuse everyone.

Hisense Hi Reader Pro

Curious, of course, guys.In all Mexico, under the Hisense brand, completely ordinary classic smartphones go on sale. As a rule, a very modest level. And in his native China, Hisense produces devices with ink screens.

Background. In the spring of 2022, two interesting devices appeared on sale in China at once.

The first device is a smartphone with inkHisense A9 screen. Really the most ordinary smartphone. You can make calls on it, it has cameras, etc. But only he with an E-Ink screen with a diagonal of 6.1″. Those. no toys to play, no video to watch.

Hisense A9

And the second device is the Hisense Hi readerReader with again an inky screen, but a little larger - 6.7″. No support for cellular networks, no earpiece, no cameras. A classic device for reading and reading only, but stretched in a smartphone manner. If classic readers have an aspect ratio of 12:9 (ie 4:3), then Hisense Hi Reader has 18:9.

Hisense Hi Reader

And now Hisense Hi Reader Pro is being announced.Logically, one would expect that we have an improved version of the Hisense Hi Reader. Moreover, the Chinese are actively comparing these two devices with each other. But no. In fact, we have a slightly degraded version of the Hisense A9 smartphone.

In short, Hisense Hi Reader Pro is the sameHisense A9, but without cameras. I can not reliably state that there are no other differences - the characteristics are a little incomplete. But I strongly suspect that they are not.

About the characteristics of Hisense Hi Reader Pro.

The screen has a diagonal of 6.1″ (96 cm²).Classic electronic ink E-Ink Carta 1200. Not color, i.e. only 16 shades of grey. There is a backlight with adjustable color temperature. The exact resolution is not specified. 300 dpi. Those. something around 824x1648.

Iron. The chipset is called Qualcomm Snapdragon 662. Normal smartphones with this chip score about 200 thousand points in AnTuTu.

Memory. 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. Support for memory cards, apparently, no. Hisense A9 also has varieties with more memory - up to 8 + 256 GB inclusive.

The battery has a capacity of 4000 mAh, which by the standards of economical ink devices is not just decent, but very decent.

Cameras, as I said, no. (Hisense A9 has simple single cameras - 5 MP front, 13 MP rear).

Other.There is support for LTE networks, there is dual-band Wi-Fi. The NFC module is not mentioned. Nothing is said about the fingerprint scanner - and the Hisense A9 had it. It is not clear whether there is a GPS module (more likely yes than no).

Hisense Hi Reader Pro will cost ¥1699 (₽16800, $239) in China.

Key Features of Hisense Hi Reader Pro:

Screen gradation of gray, E-Ink, 6.1″, 96 cm², 824×1648, 302 ppi, 16 colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch, backlight, E-Ink Carta 1200
IronQualcomm Snapdragon 662
2 GHz, 4 x Kryo 260 (Cortex-A73), 4 x Kryo 260 (Cortex-A53), Adreno 610
MemoryRAM 4 GB, ROM 128 GB, no memory card, UFS 2.1
Mobile Internet LTE
Mobile networksLTE
BatteryLi-Pol, 4000 mAh
Weight 183 g
Navigation GPS
OSAndroid 11
SensorsAccelerometer, Fingerprint scanner (side)
USBType-C v2.0

George Kiselyov