The Bigme inkNote Color is an Android tablet with an E Ink color display, support for pen and touch input, built-in cameras, mics, and speakers, and a heavily customized user interface optimized for ePaper displays.

I reviewed the original inkNote Color last year, and found it to be an interesting device for digital note taking or reading. But I was underwhelmed by the software and the color display. Now Bigme is launching a new model called the inkNote Color+ that should bring at least some modest improvements to the display.

For the most part the new model is identical to the version I reviewed last year. It’s the same size and shape, has the same processor, memory, storage, and wireless capabilities, the same camera and battery, and most other features. But there’s one major change: Bigme says the new inkNote Color+ is the first 10.3 inch tablet to feature a 10.3 inch E Ink Kaleido 3 display.

The new screen should bring better color saturation. It also packs more pixels into the same 10.3 inch size, which should make both black and white and color text and images look better on the screen.

Here’s an overview of the differences (and similarities) between the BigMe InkNote Color and Color+ tablets:

BigMe InkNote Color+BigMe InkNote Color
Display10.3 inches
E Ink Kaleido 3
1860 x 2480 pixels (greyscale) / 300 ppi
930 x 1240 pixels (color) / 150 ppi
Front light with 36 levels of brightness adjustable cold and warm color temperature
10.3 inches
E Ink Kaleido Plus
1404 x 1872 pixels (greyscale) / 227 ppi
720 x 960 pixels (color) / 117 ppi
Front light with 36 levels of brightness adjustable cold and warm color temperature
ProcessorMediaTek Helio P35
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores @ 2.3 GHz
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores @ 1.8 GHz
PowerVR GE8320 graphics @ 680 MHz
RAM6GB
Storage128GB
microSD card reader (up to 128GB)
AudioStereo 0.7W speakers
4-mic array
Cameras8MP (rear)
5MP (front)
SecurityFingerprint sensor (in power button)
Battery4,000 mAh
WirelessDual-band WiFi
Bluetooth 5.0
4G LTE bands B34/B38/B/39/B40/B41
OSAndroid 11 (heavily customized)
Special featuresSpeech to text
OCR (image to text)
Wacom EMR digital pen / remote control / laser pointer / 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity
G-sensor (automatic screen rotation supported)
Ports1 x USB 2.0 Type-C
1 x nano SIM / microSD card combo slot
Dimensions222.5 x 191 x 6.9mm222.5 x 191 x 6.6mm
Weight477 grams?
While the new display probably won’t be enough to convince anyone with a first-gen inkNote Color to upgrade. But the improved color saturation and pixel density could make the new model a little more attractive for new customers.
The Bigme inkNote Color+ should go on sale in China soon and it will most likely be available worldwide a short time later.

via IT Home and Sohu

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