The Bigme B1 Pro Plus has been totally redesigned on a software level. It is now using Google Android 11 and has full support for English. This is the first time that Bigme has made a device that is aimed at an international audience and what a device it is! This product is using the same E INK panel as the Sony DPT-CP1 V2 Color, that we saw in early 2021.
The Bigme B1 Pro Plus features a 10.3 inch E INK Carta and Kaleido Plus (Kaleido 2) color e-paper display. The resolution on the color panel will be 117 PPI and the black and white panel will show handle 1872 by 1404 resolution and 226 PPI. There is a front-lit display and color temperature system with 36 LED lights. The light distribution is nice and even. This device comes with a stylus that has 4,096 degrees of pressure sensitivity and palm rejection.
Underneath the hood is a ARM Cortex A55, which has a quad-core 1.8 GHZ CPU, 4GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. It employs USB-C and is powered by a giant 4000 mAh battery. It ships with Android 11, but does not have an app store, so you will have to either sideload in alternative app stores or on an app by app basis. There are a series of preinstalled writing apps, to freehand draw or make notes. There are four microphones which can be used for voice communication apps, such as Whatsapp, Facetime or Discord. The microphones were designed to take advantage of their AI platform, which does voice to text system, which is great for audio dictation.
Speaking of audio, there are two stereo speakers. You can sideload in your favorite tunes, or install apps such as Audible or Spotify to listen to audiobooks, podcasts or music. If you want to not disturb anyone, there is Bluetooth 5.1, so it is quite easy to listen with a pair of wireless headphones.
There are dozens of colors that you can select for freehand drawing or making notes. It is finally now possible to edit full color PDF documents, with color INK. This is the largest English e-note in the world. All of the rest on the market are 7.8 inches, such as the Pocketbook Inkpad Color and the Onyx Boox Nova 3 Color. If you want to adopt color editing into your workflow, you will want to buy the Bigme B1 Pro Plus.