First Look at 7.8″, Android 6.0 Onyx Boox Nova eReader (video)

The Chinese ereader maker Onyx is teasing a new model, and Notebook Italia got to see it at the HKTDC Electronics Fair 2017.

The Onyx Boox Nova will reportedly feature a dual-core Freescale i.MX6 chip with 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. It will have a 7.8″ Carta E-ink screen with frontlight and touchscreen, and run Android 6.0.

The rest of the technical specifications include microSD card slot, speakers, microphone, headphone jack, WiFi and Bluetooth, and a USB-C port. I know, I know, they’re going to force you to carry round yet another a cable, but this detail will likely change before the Nova ships, so I wouldn’t worry too much.

The Nova is supposed to enter production in the first quarter of 2018, but Onyx has consistently been overly optimistic in promising new hardware. I would not expect this device to be available before fall 2018.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder 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. Javi29 November, 2017

    That’s screen looks like a mirror.

  2. Ian29 November, 2017

    Thought she said quad core when I watched the video. Could be that I misheard.

  3. Ian29 November, 2017

    Could be the accent, but around 2:03 she seems to say quad core.

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