Last month, bankruptcy was declared by phone manufacturer Yota Devices and so, it began shutting down. The company was also very well known for its Yota Phone which is a phone with the presence of an e-ink display on the back for the on-the-go reading. The ‘Kingrow K1’ might be the perfect answer in case you are still longing for a phone which has the presence of a paper display.
A few days ago, the crowdfunding site Indiegogo was launched by the K1 and also as of the time of writing, it has now earned near about $60,000. It is considered to be a fairly typical low-end phone which helps to save for the e-ink screen on the front. The most important specification generally includes a MediaTek 6763 processor, 2GB of RAM, Android 8.1, 16 GB of internal storage and also support for the microSD and dual SIM. The price of IGG Special is about $299 and the final pricing will be around $349. Also, the shipping is expected to begin in August of this year.
You should also be clear on not backing this. So, I was not able to find any of the public related information about the ‘Kingrow Electronic Technology’ and the $5,000 flexible funding goal is considered to be fishy. I am not a product engineer but, I am very sure about that, it takes more than the price which is being used in the 2004 Toyota Corolla in order to bring a phone to the market. In the United States, it also lacks support for the common LTE brands even if the particular device does become a real product. Android 8.1 is considered to get a little old and the specifications are not that great.
This will again contribute to discouraging other manufacturers who are involved in producing phones with the e-ink displays. Such a kind of phone would probably be too hard of a sell with the tech industry’s growing focus on health. This applies until the buyer tries to watch a YouTube video, anyway.