Onyx’s E-ink Smartphone to Ship Later This Year (video)

Ifonyx boox E43 smartphone Android E-ink you’re frustrated by the delay of the global launch of the Yotaphone and the E-ink smartphone cases then I have some good news for you. Charbax caught up with the Chinese gadget maker Onyx this week and they told him that they will be shipping the E43 smartphone later this year.

The Boox E43 smartphone has a 4.3″ E-ink screen. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread on  a 1GHz Freescale  CPU with 512MB RAM, a microSD card slot, Wifi, Bluetooth, and support for EDGE and GSM networks.

It’s been under development for a couple years now, and in that time it’s gotten a lot better. The screen resolution is now up to 800 x 480, and E43 also now has a capacitive touchscreen and a frontlight. This device is going to weigh in at 120g, and according to the video it has a standby time of about 2 weeks.

The first couple minutes of the video show off the E43, but after that Charbax takes a brief tour of the Onyx booth at  the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair. It’s well worth your time because this video will give you the first ever look at Onyx’s larger and newer Android-equipped ereaders.

As you can see, the video shows that Onyx has a 6.8″ ereader on display, and that means that someone has finally developed an ereader with the screen found on the Kobo Aura HD. And if I heard the video correctly then Onyx also has a 9.7″ ereader that runs Android 4.0. Now that is very cool.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. […] dem Christbaum landen: Das E-Ink Smartphone Boox E43 des chinesische E-Reading-Spezialist Onyx soll Ende des Jahres erhältlich sein. Geplant war der Release in Europa aber bereits für Juli 2013. Ebenfalls rechtzeitig zur […]

  2. ogui25 October, 2013

    thanks forhte update.
    Did she give any idea what the price would be? she is talking about it being available for pre-ordering, but without a site and price, this is not really likely/possible. No updates found in their website either…

  3. […] has been teasing us with glimpses of the Lynx since October 2013, and so far this ereader looks like everything the Aura HD could have been. The Boox T68, or Lynx, […]


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