The Hisense Hi Reader features a 6.1-inch E INK Carta HD display with a 300 PPI display. It has a front-lit display and warm lighting with 36 different levels. The reader has a black color scheme on the front and back, with a flush screen and bezel design. Like most Hisense devices, they are primarily marketed in China, but they do support many languages, including English. This model comes with a leather bound ledger with real paper and a silicone case.
Underneath the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. There is WIFi for surfing the web and installing apps. Bluetooth 5.0 is also included for those of you that like pairing wireless headphones or external speakers to listen to audiobooks, podcasts or music. It has a single super lineur speaker and dual microphones. The Hi Reader has support for high resolution audio with APTX, AAC, SPC, LDAC with high bitrate. There is included support for 4G internet via a data plan or voice/data. There is no word on supported network bands. There is a USB-C port for charging and it is powered by a 4000 mAh battery. It weighs 183g, which is nice and light.
Hisense is running Google Android 11 on this model and they normally have a small app store, primarily populated with Chinese apps. Users can install their own 3rd party app app stores, such as Amazon, or Samsung. Sideloading apps is also possible, so you can easily get the Kindle app. Hisense has a number of speed modes available to boost performance make apps run faster.