Geniatech used to be better known for their Amlogic TV boxes, before expanding their business to development boards and systems-on-modules. But the company has now introduced KloudNote, a 10.3-inch E-reader running Android 8.1 on a quad-core Cortex-A35 processor.
The device is equipped with 2GB of RAM and a 16GB eMMC flash, supports WiFi 5 and Bluetooth, as well as optional 2G/3G/4G LTE cellular connectivity, and comes with a USB-C port and a headphone jack.
KloudNote (sometimes written Kloud Note) specifications:
- SoC – Unnamed quad-core Cortex-A35 processor @ 1.2 GHz
- System Memory – 2GB RAM
- Storage – 16GB or 32GB eMMC flash
- Display – 10.3-inch E-Ink flexible screen with cover-lens, 1872×1404 resolution, capacitive touch and electromagnetic touch with support for a stylus with 4096-level of pressure sensitivity
- 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi 5, Bluetooth 4.2
- Optional 2G/3G/4G
- Audio – Earphone jack, built-in speaker & microphone
- USB – 1x USB-C port for charging
- Documents Formats – PDF/EPUB/TXT/HTML/RTF/FB2/DOC/MOBI/CHM…
- Image Formats – PNG/JPG/TIFF/BMP
- Audio Formats – WAV/MP3
- Battery – 4,000mAh good for about one week when using the device 2 hours per day
- Dimensions – 250 x 175 x 7.6mm
- Weight – 385 grams
The company further states the screen is glare-free, can be shared wirelessly, and the E-Reader supports real-time cloud synchronization as its name implies, and you can access the notes on your mobile phone or computer easily.
While the processor is not named, I only know of two quad-core Cortex-A35 processors clocked at 1.2 GHz: NXP i.MX 8X and Rockchip PX30. But considering Rockchip supports Android 8.1 for Rockchip PX30, and the NXP processor already supports Android 10, KloudNote should be powered by Rockchip PX 30 SoC.
Geniatech will not usually sell their products to end-users, and instead, focus on providing solutions to OEM partners. But it’s still possible to buy a sample of KloudNote E-reader for $449 on Geniatech shop, I assume without 4G LTE cellular connectivity. Additional information may be found on the product page.
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.