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Dual-Screen Smartphone Lets Users Multitask On Mobile

The NEC Medias W features two 4.3-inch displays, allowing the user to utilize both for an extended screen or running separate apps.

Emma Hutchings
Emma Hutchings on January 23, 2013.

A number of people have two monitors at work, allowing them to either run different programs or create a large, connected screen. The same principle is now available on a mobile phone, with the launch of the NEC Medias W N-05E. Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo unveiled the phone this week as part of its spring releases.

Mashable reports that the smartphone features Android 4.1, a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage, and a microSDHC slot for extra memory.

Two-Screen Smartphone Brings Dual Monitors To The Mobile World

The Medias W N-05E’s most interesting feature is it’s two 4.3-inch screens, which allow the user to either utilize both for an extended screen (like when watching a video clip) or to run two separate applications.

The LCD screens have a 540×960 pixel resolution and the smartphone folds up to show one screen as standard or opens out to increase the size of the display to around 5.6″ when measured diagonally. The device is due to be released in Japan this April.

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