Onyx E-ink Android Phone with Long Battery Life Prototype Spotted
Even though we are in the 21st Century, the problem of battery life on smart phone still remains an issue. The Android powered smart phone are bound to consume ample amount battery in comparison with phones as such we might need charging everyday or the other. The ever growing features like large display screen and power house processors in the modern smart phones keeps the battery draining all the time. Manufacturers are strucked as well, if they are trying to incorporate battery with high-end specifications, smart phone will weigh more than the use 100 to 150 grams. The only way to decrease the battery consumption is to ensure that your display screen consumes less battery as you can compromise on processor specifications.
Chinese based e-reader firm called Onyx has come up with an Android smart phone which use the e-ink display spotted at Hong Kong Electronics Fair. You might know that earlier e-book reader use to provide enough battery for atleast 3 days of operation, e-ink display can provided extended battery life on your device. Onyx says that using the e-ink display, the smart phones battery can last up to 6 to 7 days on a single charge which in our thinking is too good for an Android phone. Other advantage of using E ink display is to reduce the weight of the device as compared to other displays like Super AMOLED. E-ink itself weighs 70 grams.
Going through the phone specifications as received from ARMdevices.net it will be running ARM Cortex A5 processor which is still to be confirmed.
But here is the major disadvantages that it’s with black and white display and refresh rate is bit too slow as well. The screen remains always on and it’s brighter when it’s brought in to sunlight. The battery life of this smart phone is completely dependent on refresh infos, load data and make phone calls.
Onyx is planning to launch this device sometime next year and we might see in upcoming mobile fairs as well, not sure whether it will make it for CES or MWC 2013.