What's better than a 5-inch screen smartphone? How about a smartphone with two screens?
Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo announced its spring lineup of new phones, and among them was the unusual Medias W by NEC, which has two 4.3-inch screens with 960 by 540 pixel resolutions each.
At first glance, the Medias W looks like a regular phone, but its back can flip to the front around a hinge on the right side of the device to make one large display that is roughly the equivalent of a 5.6-inch screen, according to Engadget.
That allows for some unusual but potentially productive new ways to use smartphones.
When texting or making a call, it would make sense to keep the Medias W folded, but it would be helpful to use both screens when surfing a website, looking at a maps app or multitasking with two apps at once.