Onyx Boox has been teasing their Android driven e-ink smartphone for the last year. It is very much akin to your Amazon Kindle or Kobo Aura, because it uses the same type of e-paper display. The compelling features is long battery life and the ability to read in direct sunlight, on your phone. The Onyx MIDIA InkPhone is finally available today.
The Onyx InkPhone is running cutting edge e-paper technology that was developed by E-Ink and Sony. Mobius was designed to give you superior resolution and be as lightweight as possible. The big reason why this phone was delayed because they changed up the screen at the last minute. When they were demoing the phone at CES and SID Display week 2013, they were using Pearl.
The phone itself is 4.3 inches and has a resolution of 800×600, using a capacitive touchscreen. It has a Mediatek MT6515M Cortex A9 1.0 GHZ processor, 512 MB RAM, 512 MB of storage space. Obviously you aren’t going to store a ton of content on this device, but it does have an SD Card.
When we first saw the phone, it felt very light. With the addition of Mobius it is clocking in at 120g. You will also get around two weeks of constant use via the 1800mAh battery.
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