NEC Medias W smartphone to come with two 4.3-inch displays

NEC Medias WAlong with the LG Optimus G Pro, NTT DoCoMo yesterday unveiled a rather different smartphone, the NEC Medias W smartphone which has two 4.3-inch displays. At first glance it looks like any all-touch smartphone but flip it over and you’ll find a second display. And it gets better: It can open up to offer the two displays side-by-side. The two can be used either independently or together.

NEC Medias W specifications:

  • Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Cellular connectivity: LTE
  • Other connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, NFC
  • Display: Two 4.3-inch qHD (540×960) LCD
  • Input: Touchscreen
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 16GB onboard and microSD cards
  • Rear-facing camera: 8MP with BSI sensor
  • Front-facing camera: None
  • Battery: 2,100mAh

It remains to be seen how the NEC Medias W will fare with consumers. It’s not the first handset to sport dual displays but none so far have been clear successes.

The NEC Medias W is expected in Japan in mid-April through NTT DoCoMo. Pricing was not announced and neither were any plans to offer it in other markets.

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