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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3 Replies to “Onyx Boox Nova 2 7.8″ eReader Runs Android 9.0”

  1. 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.

  2. 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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