Update: While the story below covers the Siam7x’s Kickstarter campaign, the project is currently suspended by Kickstarter and while no specific reason is provided, this usually happens in case of fraud or violation of terms.
The heart of the tech industry is innovation and that is exactly what CRBT Inc has done with their Siam7x model which they hope to introduce to North America by December, 2015.
Currently, CRBT Inc. is trying to raise $50,000.00 to get this new dual screen smartphone up and running and buyers seem to be responding positively.
The Siam7x looks like just any other smartphone (and in fact has drawn criticism for its resemblance to the iPhone) until you turn it over to reveal its rare, rear screen.
To defend our usage of the words “innovation” and “rare” when describing the Siam7x, we’d like to point out that while the dual screen feature was first spotted on the YotaPhone 1 and 2, dual screen technology has not yet been introduced on American soil and CRBT Inc. will be the first company to accomplish this, if plans go ahead as expected.
If you’re wondering why anyone would need a front and a back screen on one phone, the Siam7x’s back screen is, essentially, a multi-tasking facilitator and battery saving innovation, designed for use with tasks or apps that do not require high display standards, such as reading eBooks, or carrying out mundane tasks like selecting tracks on the music player.
On the front, the phone has a 5 inch display and is adorned with a 16 mega pixels camera while the back screen—the economy screen, if you like—has a 4 inch paper-touch display and an 8 megapixel camera.
Apart from the dual-screen, the phone also comes with dual-sim compatibility, but you’ll have to pick between expandable storage and a second sim because both use the same slot.
For frequent travelers, it might interest you to know that the phone is officially supposed to last for three days when fully charged; and for music lovers, the two Omni direction speakers which basically turn this smartphone into a portable stereo, should be exciting.
Software wise the phone runs Android 5.1 lollipop out of the box and currently CBRT Inc. is looking for backers who can contribute $420, $470 or $480 dollars, all of which guarantee that they will be receiving the phone along with a case and a lifetime warranty to boot.
If you choose to back this phone for the $470 or $480 options, then you can also expect to receive a 32GB SD card and a pair of earphones which also double as heart-rate monitors. It seems like a pretty good deal, especially if you need that rear display.