Hisense A5 with an e-ink display, Snapdragon 439, 4000mAh battery launched

Hisense after launching the Hisense A6L, they went ahead to launch another smartphone dubbed the Hisense A5. The major selling point of this smartphone is the e-ink display that it has. I will definitely recommend this smartphone for students because it provides users with an easy and distraction-free reading. That it why Hisense ditches an IPS LCD display or an OLED screen for the e-ink variant.

As for the pricing and availability, the Hisense A5 is presently on reservation at JD.com fo ¥1199 ($169) for the 4GB+32GB version. The 4GB+64GB version is also on reservation for ¥1499 ($212).

Hisense A5 launch

It comes with a 5.8 inches HD+ display which has a resolution of 720 by 640 pixels, if you are not a fan of big screen phones, this device is for you. The Hisense A5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC paired with a 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB internal storage. It runs on Android 9 pie and the phone is expandable up to a whopping 256GB via a microSD slot, it has a single SIM slot and a dedicated microSD slot.

Hisense A5 features

For camera, this device uses a single rear camera which is a 13MP main camera sensor with f/2.0 aperture that is located at the top left corner of the back panel with an LED light underneath. On the front, it has a 5MP camera with f/1.9 aperture. Other features includes 4G VoLTE, 3.5mm audio jack, an HiFi sound system, Bluetooth, and several others.

What is keeping the light on is a huge 4000mAh battery with 5V/2A fast charge, the device also supports USB OTG function and so can be used to charge a second device.

Hisense A5 key specifications


  • Screen size: 5.8 inches HD+ with 640 x 720 pixels.
  • OS: Android 9 pie
  • SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  • Storage: 4GB RAM/32GB or 64GB, expandable up to 256GB.
  • Main camera: 13mp with f/2.0 aperture.
  • Front camera: 5MP camera with f/1.9 aperture.
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, 3.5mm audio jack, an HiFi sound system, Bluetooth, and several others.
  • Battery: 4000mAh battery, 5V/2A6
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