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 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.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.