The Hisense A9 Pro is an incredible E INK smartphone with upgraded specs that make it a great choice for those looking for a modern device with a unique display. The RAM has been upgraded to 8GB and internal storage to 256GB, making it a great choice for those who need more space for their music, audiobooks, podcasts, and more. The A9 Pro features a 6.1-inch E Ink display with a resolution of 824×1648 and 300 PPI, giving users an impressive 84% screen-to-body ratio. There is also a rear-facing camera with a 13MP resolution and LED flash, as well as a 5MP front-facing camera.
Under the hood is a Snapdragon 662 octa-core 2.0 GHz with Adreno 610 GPU and ES9318 chip for HiFi quality sound output. It also supports LDAC, AAC, SBC, and APTX Bluetooth audio codecs, making it great for audiobooks and music streaming services like Tidal and Apple Music. There is also a 3.4mm headphone jack for wired headphones.
The A9 Pro runs on Google Android 11, giving users access to a myriad of security features that are updated automatically by Google. It also has 4 different refresh modes that allow users to customize their experience. There is also an anti-aliasing option to make fonts razor sharp, contrast mode to make the differences between black and white more pronounced, and various battery saving modes.
The downside of this phone is that it is not certified by Google, so you won’t get Google Play or any apps that require Google Play Framework. However, you can download alternative app stores or sideload your own apps. Hisense also has their own launcher that replaces the default Android experience, as well as their own reading app that is dependent on user sideloading in their own books. It supports EPUB, PDF, MOBI, TXT, DOC, CBR and CBZ formats, making it great for manga files.
The Hisense A9 Pro is a great choice for those looking for a pocket friendly E INK device with modern specs and features. It is the only consistent brand in the world that releases pocket friendly E INK products and is going beyond smartphones with different functionality. With its flagship specs, support for multiple languages, and various customization options, the Hisense A9 Pro is definitely worth considering if you’re in the market for an E INK smartphone.