The Guoyue V5 Color is a brand new e-reader that is using E INK Kaleido Plus e-paper technology. It has a 7.8 inch screen and has support for WACOM pens, so you can freehand draw, take notes, make annotations and edit PDF files. This device is basically a white labeled version of the Bigme S3, which we reviewed a couple of months ago. It is suitable for a Chinese audience, since there is no current way to change the UI and menus from Chinese to a different language, although there has been some movement in the hacking community to make it more accessible.
The Jindu Guoyue V5 has a 7.8 inch E INK Carta HD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1872×1404 with 300 PPI and the color screen is 624×468 with 100 PPI, it is capable of displaying over 4,096 different colors. It has a front-lit display to read at night and has 36 white LED lights.
Underneath the hood is an quadcore 1.82Ghz processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It uses USB-C for connecting to devices and charge its 2800 mAh battery. It has a gravity sensor, dual microphone array and WIFI. Its dimensions are 190.8 x 135.8 x 6.3mm and the device weighs about 240g. It includes a pen that can be used for note-taking and drawing that also functions as a page turner
This device is running Android 8.1 and you can sideload in your own apps. You can load in your own ebooks too, and it will read them in whatever language the ebooks are in. The UI and menus are all in Chinese, so it ideal if for an international audience all over the world. It retails for $529.99 and is available from the Good e-Reader Store.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.