Onyx Boox Nova 2 7.8″ eReader Runs Android 9.0

We wrote about reMarkable 2 10.3″ e-Paper Tablet running Linux a few days ago, but there’s now another option with Onyx Boox Nova 2 eReader equipped with a 7.8″ display and running an operating system based on Android 9.0.

The device comes with an unnamed octa-core processor coupled with 3GB  RAM, 32GB storage, support for Wacom pen and touch input, and a 3,150 mAh battery.

Onyx Boox Nova 2
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Onyx Boox Nova 2 specifications:

  • SoC – Unnamed octa-core processor @ 2.0 GHz, but likely Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 found in the company’s Boox Max 3 eReader.
  • System Memory – 3GB RAM
  • Storage – 32GB flash, MicroSD card reader
  • Display – 7.8″ E Ink Carta Plus inductive Wacom + capacitive touch screen with 1872×1404 resolution, 16 shades of grey, and the SNOW Field function to reduce artifacts during a partial refresh
  • Frontlight – MOON Light 2 to use the device in the dark or under poor lighting conditions
  • Connectivity – Dual-band 802.11b/g/n/ac WiFI 5 and Bluetooth 4.1
  • USB – 1x  USB Type-C for charging and data transfer
  • Supported file formats – TXT, HTML, RTF, FB2, FB2.zip, DOC, DOCX, PRC, MOBI, CHM, PDB, DOC, EPUB, JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, PDF, DjVu, MP3, WAV, CBR, CBZ
  • Battery – 3,150 mAh Li-Po battery good for 7 weeks in standby
  • Dimensions – 197.3 × 137 × 7.7 mm
  • Weight – 265 grams

Onyx Boox Nova 2 e-reader ships with a user’s manual, a 2048-level of pressure stylus, a USB cable, a protective film, and a warranty card.


The operating system is based on Android 9.0, but it’s specially optimized for e-Ink displays with support for productivity apps such as Evernote, Onenote, Microsoft Office or any Adobe app, and book reading apps such as Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Moon + Reader and so on. There’s also a web browser to surf the web.

Onyx Boox Nova 2 has been launched with a promotional price of $319, and eventually, it will sell for $339.

Via Liliputing, Minimachines, and Netbook Italia.

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maurer
maurer
3 months ago

pricey….

theguyk
theguyk
3 months ago

Sure I recently read a colour display e display devices will go on sale soon. I remember, it is iReader C6. 19th march,
goodereader.com. Colour has been on sale many times before from other companies.

Jay
Jay
3 months ago

I’ve always wondered why people don’t print to eReaders. Screen reading is not ideal, but a handheld that saves paper and lasts long makes a ton of sense. Why print a 200 page document to paper?!

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