Mini screen on the back of your phone
Secondary camera on mobiles is amongst the best latest features in last decade. It has opened up a new world and in face a new dimension of mobile photography in form of selfie.
One of the next big ideas is definitely secondary display. Displays on the other side of phone are getting popular. Will it be the next genius idea? Or will it be one of the weirdest?
Dual screen phones are an unusual niche concept. For most users, it may feel weird to block out a display while holding the phone. The current LG V20 requires sticking a tiny strip of screen on top of main display.
Yotaphone, the pioneer…
It was Yotaphone and Yotaphone 2 which got to secondary screen at first. They used the entire backside of mobile as screen. Using the same e-ink screen an upcoming phone would feature secondary screen too which would use only a part of phone’s backside.
Meizu Pro 7
Meizu Pro 7 has a rectangular cut out area on its black. It is believed to be the space for e-ink display. Unofficial images of the phone are being released across forums and websites. Meizu’s approach sits somewhere between LGV20 and Yotaphone.
Speculation over reception
It remains to be seen whether it would bring the best of both worlds or worst of both combined. There are going to be mixed opinions. Some people may actually love it while some would despise the concept itself. Nevertheless, such a line of products are coming.
Will two screens provide you a better experience? The answer is yes and no. It all depends on your perspective and how you would like to use it. It hugely depends on how the second screen functions too.
If it involves once in a while kind of usage, the risk taken by the company is low. If they created the phones in a way, that you need second screen often, they company have went all in. For the moment, we just have to wait for the launch.