Supernote has unveiled their first new device of 2020, the Supernote A6X. This device is a huge upgrade from the Supernote A6 Agile, which came out last year. It has a quad-core processor, a large amount of RAM and is running Android. The retail price is $359, but you can pre-order it from the Good e-Reader Store for $299, it ships out August 10th.
The A6X features a 7.8 capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1872×1404 and 300 PPI. It has a WACOM active digitizer layer, that supports over 4,096 degrees of pressure sensitivity. This model does not have a front-lit display, in order to keep the profile slim and trim.
Underneath the hood is a PX30 Quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It is powered by a respectable 2900 mAh battery, so it should last a couple of weeks. It has a USB-C port for charging and transferring data. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 5 and WIFI 2.4G and 5G.
The Supernote A6 Agile and Supernote A5, both ran Linux. These devices were sluggish at times, due to the single core processor and 1GB if RAM. The A6X should dramatically increase performance across the board, due to the new processor and double the RAM. The A6X is running Android 8.1, which Supernote is calling the OS Chauvet. Users will not be able to sideload in their own apps, but Supernote said that future updates will introduce apps, as people request them. There is an optimized ebook reading app that is installed, so people can read EPUBS.
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