Onyx Boox is gearing up to release one more e-reader in 2019 or early 2020, the Note 2. This device is the successor to the original Note that came out in early 2018 and was recently discontinued. This product is not to be confused with the Note Lite, Note Pro, or the Note Plus.
The Note 2 features a 10.3 inch E Ink Carta HD display with a resolution of 1872×1404 with 227 DPI. The screen is flush with the bezel and there is a glass pane. It has a front-lit display and amber LED’s to counteract the bright white ones. The screen has a WACOM layer that is meant to interact with the accompanied stylus, that has 4,096 degrees of pressure sensitivity, there is also palm rejection technology.
Underneath the hod is the same Qualcomm Octa-core 2 GHZ A53 processor as the MAX 3 employs. It also has 4GB of DDR3 RAM, 64GB of internal storage. There is a USB-C port for charging the device and also transferring data. The port is also compatible with OTG, which means you can attach keyboards, mice or an external SD card, with no drivers necessary. You can connect up to the internet the with 5G WIFI. The back button has a fingerprint function to unlock your device.
The second generation Note is shipping with Android 9.0, which is the second e-reader ever to do so, the MAX 3 was the first. This version of Android is compatible with more apps and is very secure, compared to the Likebook series of devices, which only has Android 6.0.
Onyx has confirmed with Good e-Reader that it will be shipping sometime in November, but the price is unknown. We will be conducting a hands on review in the next few weeks and it will be available for purchase on the Good e-Reader Store.
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