NEC launches dual-screen Android phone in Japan

NEC-Medias-WNEC and NTT Docomo have announced the launch of a dual-screen Android smartphone in Japan today. Set to go on sale in mid-April, the NEC Medias W N-05E packs two qHD 4.3-inch displays. This is not the first time, we are seeing a dual-display smartphone, even Kyocera had launched a similar device Echo in US.

NEC Medias W features Android 4.1.2, 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 8MP rear camera, front camera, and 2100 mAh battery. NEC has made various software optimizations on the smartphone to let the users make full use of the screen real-estate.

According to a report on The Verge, which got its hands on the device, the NEC Medias W N-05E gives you two options to use the extra display – double your home screen real estate, or use the second screen as a browser, photo gallery, or app switcher.

Company has also modified browser to work perfectly on two displays along with Google Maps, which also works great on the dual-displays. Other two-screen optimised app is video player and even keyboard can be laid out on both the displays.

“Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of apps that actually work like this, and while the Kyocera Echo had a neat feature that stretched software across screens, we didn’t see anything similar here,” The Verge added in its hands on post.

There is no word on the pricing or availability outside Japan.

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