Some phone manufacturers are not ready to give up on a rather old idea of smartphones with dual folded displays. NEC and NTT DoCoMo have teamed together up to release the Medias W to subscribers in Japan. The smartphone has a couple of 4.3” qHD display on the back and the front. Unfortunately, the rest of the smartphone won’t be seen as something out of this world. The Medias W looks like a typical mid-range smartphone with 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 16GB of onboard storage, microSD card slot and 1GB of RAM.
There are an 8Mp rear-facing camera and a shooter on the front of an unknown resolution. The Medias W doesn’t feature digital TV and support for NFC, which is a rather strange omission for a mid-range handset released in Japan.
Like the Kyocera Echo and Sony Tablet P, the Medias W can stretch an app across its two displays or run two, different apps simultaneously on each display. Unfortunately, after the failure of both Tablet P and Echo, these features only looks like a novelty and it won’t be too hard to imagine the NEC Medias W will eventually fade off into obscurity.