The Bigme B1 Pro features an E INK Kaleido 1 color touchscreen display with a resolution of 1872×1400 and 227 PPI. This product is designed to take notes with a stylus, read comics, magazines, manga, newspapers and PDF files in full color. This is the first large screen device that is running color e-paper, that is capable of displaying 4 thousand colors, which is a huge deal! There is a WACOM layer and it comes with a stylus, so you can freehand draw, jot down notes or create to-do-lists. You will also be able to edit PDF files. The stylus is actually really good, weighted and easy to hold for long sessions.
There is a front-lit display with 36 white and amber LED lights. So you can evenly produce light evenly across the screen and not into your eyes. This is also the first large screen color e-reader with both a front-light and color temperature system.
Underneath the hood is a quad-core 1.8 GHZ processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It has a SIM card tray for 4G internet, WIFI to connect to local networks and USB-C for charging and transferring in ebooks/APK files. There is a dual microphone setup, which can be used for voice chat, but also the device can be unlocked, with just your voice. There even functionality for a real time translation service, that works with over 40 languages, including English, French, Japanese etc. It also has Bluetooth 5.0 and is powered by a 5,000 mAh battery.
This device has Android 8.1, so you can sideload in your own apps or alternative app stores.
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