You've never heard of the Onyx Midia InkPhone, but you'll love its two-week battery life

As long as you don't mind rocking a smartphone with an E-Ink screen, that is
You've never heard of the Onyx Midia InkPhone, but you'll love its two week batt

You've never heard of the Onyx Midia InkPhone, but you'll love its two week battery life

Chinese manufacturer Onyx has unveiled a smartphone which promises to last two whole weeks on a single charge. Hooray!

Its impressive longevity is all down to its 4.3in E-Ink display. Unlike the Yotaphone which has a standard LCD screen with an E-Ink one on its rear, providing instant access to updates without turnign the main screen back on, the InkPhone only has a single E-Ink screen. Like an e-reader. Boo!

E-Ink screens are terrible for gaming, browsing, or anything else that requires even a half decent refresh rate, and the InkPhone won't appeal to power users with their vast collection of apps, games and movies.

It doesn't have a camera, and its 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of expandable storage and Android 2.3 (yes, that's Gingerbread) won't exactly set your pulse racing either. 

But, that E-Ink screen will gently sip on its 1800mAh battery without running it dry after a day, making the InkPhone an ideal choice for gadgeteers looking for a phone that refuses to die.

With an expected price tag of €140, it could be the best choice for festival fans after it lands in Germany and Poland next month.

There's no word on a UK price or release date, but we'll keep you posted.

READ MORE: InkCase turns your iPhone into a Yotaphone

[Onyx via Recombu]

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