Dasung is closing out 2016 with a bang. The Chinese tech company is best known for its E-ink monitor, the Paperlike, but now it is branching out.
Last week Dasung teased a new ereader on Twitter. The company isn’t saying much right now, but they have revealed that their new device will have a 13.3″ screen and possibly run Android or Windows 10:
2017, DASUNG first E-Reader, with 2200×1650, with mysterious function…… pic.twitter.com/DiLCgPtZJW
— DASUNG (@DasungTech) December 20, 2016
Dasung hasn’t said when the ereader will be released or how much it will cost, but I will be following this story closely and will post the new details as soon as Dasung goes public.
Thirteen-inch ereaders are still as rare as hens teeth, but this Paperlike ereader still won’t be the first. Sony released a writing slate based on a 13.3″ E-ink screen several years ago, and Onyx has also released one.
They are still relatively expensive, though. The Onyx Boox Max costs close to $700, and the Sony DPT-S1 costs even more. This drastically limits the market, but if Dasung can beat the price of the Max then they will attract a lot of readers who had previously balked at the high prices.