Japan’s NEC Corporation is planning to showcase dual-screen mobile phones during forthcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. The company says that these are far from being concept phones – they could be out in the market by April 2013.
As Samsung’s march to takeover the smartphone industry continues forward with new concepts like flexible displays, NEC is planning a Japanese comeback into the sector with attractive models and new innovations. It plans to show off some of its cutting edge devices during the MWC and that includes the Medias W N-05E. The mobile phone unit will have two LCD displays of 4.3-inch each, and when flipped open, the screens will merge into one 5.6 inch display. The concept itself is not new – mobile gaming consoles like the Nintendo DS have been at it for a while now, but twin-display screens has yet to cross over into the world of smartphones until now.
The twin displays are not just for novelty, they are also quite functional, as they allow users to view two different apps at the same time. Each display has a 540×960 resolution. The Android 4.1-powered phone features a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and also sports an 8-megapixel camera.
The handset has a built-in storage of 16GB and comes with a micro SD slot for expandability. The phone will also be LTE compatible, allowing for Internet speeds of up to 100mbps. Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo has promised to carry the mobile phone unit as part of its spring line-up.[via Emirates 24/7]