One of the appealing devices that wireless carrier NTT DOCOMO is set to bring to Japan this spring is the MEDIAS W N-05E from NEC, which comes with a distinct form factor as it packs two 4.3-inch touchscreen displays, side by side.
Each capable of delivering a 540 x 960 pixel QHD resolution, the two screens can be used side by side to form a larger screen, similar with a tablet PC.
The handset was unveiled about a year ago at the 2012 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, with a dual-hinge design that puts the screens “back to back” when the handset is closed, as Android Police explains.
When the device is open, it provides users with the possibility to either run apps separately on each screen, or to have them combined on the same visual space.
Combined, the two screens can deliver a resolution of 1080 x 960 pixels. In addition to using them in portrait mode, NTT DOCOMO customers will also be able to take advantage of the phone in landscape mode, with the bottom screen functioning similarly with that of Sony’s Tablet P.
The specs list of this device also includes a 1.5 GHz dual-core MSM8960 processor, a 2,100 mAh battery, and Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system loaded on top.
There is also an 8.1-megapixel photo snapper packed on this device, which should provide users with the possibility to record videos in full HD resolution, and which should also prove great for making video calls.
The smartphone also packs Wi-Fi connectivity, Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities, and support for the wireless carrier’s Xi LTE service, with speeds that can reach 100Mbps on the downlink and 37.5Mbps on the uplink.
According to NTT DOCOMO, its customers should be able to purchase the new mobile phone starting with mid-April. Unfortunately, no specific price tag for the device has been provided as of now.