Xiaomi Moaan InkPalm Plus is a 5.84-inch eReader powered by the same Rockchip RK3566 processor found in Pine64 PineNote 10.3-inch Linux eReader, and currently selling for 999 CNY, or about $150 US, on JD.com after a 100 CNY discount.
The device looks more like a smartphone than an eReader with its relatively small display, but there must be demand for this type of hardware since it succeeds the earlier InkPlam 5 eReader with Allwinner B300 quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC, plus an even smaller 5.2-inch display.
Inkpalm Plus specifications:
- SoC – Rockchip RK3566 quad-core A55 processor @ 1.8 GHz with Arm Mali-G52 EE GPU, 0.8 TOPS NPU (AI accelerator)
- System Memory – 2GB RAM
- Storage – 64GB eMMC flash
- Display – 5.84-inch E Ink display with 1440×720 resolution (276 PPI), front light with 24 levels and adjustable color adjustment, 5-point capacitive touch
- Audio – Mono microphone
- Connectivity – Dual-band 802.11b/g/n/ac WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.0
- USB – 1x USB Type-C port
- Misc – Power button, function keys, “logo” touch key
- Battery – 2,250 mAh battery good for about 30 days or 6,000 pages
- Power Supply – 5V/1.5A charging
- Dimensions – 158.9 x 78.65 x 6.9mm
- Weight – 140 grams
Xiaomi Moaan InkPalm Plus runs Android 11 with support for the installation of third-party apps, and ships with a USB-C cable for charging and a user manual. It’s only available in China right now, but like the earlier InkPalm 5, it should become available on Aliexpress and other Chinese resellers in a few weeks or months. The language is likely to be set to Chinese by default, but it may be possible to change the language to English through an adb command.
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