Friday, 20 January 2017
Mobile

Siam 7x with Dual-Screen announced, might launch before Christmas

CRBT Inc. is running a Kickstarter campaign with the aim to bring the Siam 7x as the first dual-screen smartphone to the U.S. market.

The Siam 7X will offer dual screen technology- front and back and will also feature biometric earprint technology.

The smartphone features a 5-inch 1280 x 720 LCD screen on the front and a 4.7-inch 960 x 540 E-Ink screen on the rear, both protected by Gorilla Glass.

The E-Ink screen is expected to consume very little power and remain active with the last image, even when battery dies.

According to CRBT the two screens will enable new ways for phone users to multitask; one can have the calculator on one screen and a grocery list on the other screen.

The Siam 7x’s earprint recognition tech is empowered by the Descartes Biometrix Helix system which uses the phone’s selfie camera to recognize any ear held to it.

This means the phone could potentially be set up in such a way that only the owner can make and receive calls with it.

Siam 7x has a 16-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash, a front facing 8-megapixel camera and runs on Android’s Lollipop 5.0 operating system.

The Siam 7x is powered by a 1.3GHz 64-bit MediaTek octa-core processor and an unknown amount of RAM. It also sports a 2,100mAh battery, 4G LTE connectivity, dual-SIM support, an FM radio, and Bluetooth 4.0.

Participating in CBRT’s kickstarter campaign has some benefits. Backing the project with $420 gets one the phone and a case when it’s launched. One also gets a lifetime warranty and a free upgrade to the next Siam phone.

One’ll get the same benefits if one drops $470 for the project but a 32GB MicroSD card and a pair of heart rate monitoring earbuds will be added to the goodies.

There’s also a $480 backing option where one gets the Siam 7x with three months unlimited service in the U.S. provided by Jolt Mobile or Lyca Mobile.

The project is currently live on Kickstarter with a $50,000 target.

If it gets funded backers won’t have to wait years for the phone to arrive, as Siam says deliveries will take place from December this year.

Despite the focus on the U.S. market in the campaign blurb, the Siam 7x is expected to ship anywhere in the world.