HiSense is a brand I kind of associate with TVs more than tablets, but they do make their share of slates. They’re now experiment with a device called HiSense Q5, which is an Android tablet, that uses an ePaper screen. The Chinese device maker also debuted an E Ink smartphone line this week.
HiSense Q5 packs a 10.5 inch ePaper screen with a grayscale panel. It also has Android 10 and an octa core CPU inside. The tablet uses 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage and a pretty rarely seen Unisoc T610 processor. It has 6 ARM Cortex-A55 CPU cores and 2 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A75 cores. There’s also a pogo pin connector at the bottom, which hints at a keyboard hookup. Other than that we also get a 5 megapixel main camera, 2 MP front camera and an audio jack.
There’s a microHDMI port and a microUSB port too, which means this can’t quite be sold in the EU, where the USB-C port is about to become the norm. Finally there’s a 5050 mAh battery inside and a bundled 5V/2A power adapter. The slate also has 4G LTE, a mono speaker, microphone and microSD card slot. It’s made of plastic and weighs 490 grams. One of the biggest selling points here is the lack of blue light, which harms the eyes. You do still get a monochrome experience though… Battery life should be huge.
The product goes on sale in China on June 10th priced at $325.