Hisense had several of its smartphones on show at CES this year, including the H11 Infinity Pro and A2 Pro – which it introduced last year. Neither of the devices are available in South Africa, but Hisense indicated that a local launch in the first half of 2018 is possible. The devices come with a range of features, including a dual-camera system on the H11 Infinity Pro and an e-ink display on the back of the A2 Pro.
The A2 Pro’s e-ink display – similar to what you would find on a Kindle – is turned on via the side of the device, and act which switches off its main display. Content viewed using the A2 Pro’s web browser on the main screen may be sent to the e-ink display, and the e-ink display can be used to access apps such as the calculator and calendar. A camera app is also available from the e-ink display, allowing you to capture photos from the more power-efficient screen.
|Device||Hisense A2 Pro||Hisense Infinity H11 Pro|
|Dimensions||157 x 76.8 x 8.45mm||158.2 x 74.95 x 7.5mm|
FHD AMOLED + 5.2? qHD e-ink
|5.99? QHD+ (1,440 x 2,160)|
|Storage, internal||64GB||64GB / 128GB|
|RAM||4GB||4GB / 6GB|
|Processor||2.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm||2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm|
H11 Infinity Pro
Samsung unveiled “The Wall” during CES 2018, promising the world’s first consumer modular MicroLED television. The TV features a 146-inch display that uses self-emitting MicroLED technology, which Samsung said delivers high definition visuals without restrictions to size, resolution, or form. “It replaces colour filters with micrometer scale LEDs, which are much smaller than current LEDs and serve as their own source of light,” it said.
“As the world’s first consumer modular MicroLED television, The Wall represents another breakthrough. It can transform into any size, and delivers incredible brightness, colour gamut, colour volume, and black levels.” The MicroLED technology featured in The Wall eliminates the need for colour filters or backlight, yet “allows the screen to offer consumers the ultimate viewing experience”, said Samsung
“Also, the MicroLED screen excels in durability and effectiveness, including luminous efficiency, the light source lifetime, and power consumption, setting the standard for future screen technology.” Photos of The Wall at CES are posted below.
- ^ Samsung SeeColors for people with colour vision deficiency (mybroadband.co.za)
Hisense has announced a partnership with Fox Sports to offer the Fox Sports 2018 FIFA World Cup app on select TV models. This will give owners access to Fox Sports’ 2018 FIFA World Cup content. The app will be preloaded onto qualifying smart TVs between March and May.
Hisense said the app will include multiple Fox Sports digital feeds, including multiple live viewing angles during games.
The app will feature live games and near real-time highlights from 37 customisable camera angles in 4K and HDR.
The app’s live streaming features will launch on 14 June 2018, when Russia hosts Saudi Arabia in the opening game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.