The Chinese E-ink monitor company Dasung is branching out into ereaders.
They first teased this development in late 2016, but today Dasung made it official. They’ve sent me a press release and a few product photos for their new device, which they are calling the “Not-eReader” and will be launching soon on Indiegogo.
The new device features a 7.8″ E-ink screen (300 ppi resolution) with a 5-point touchscreen and a color-shifting frontlight.
It runs Android 6.0 on a quad-core CPU with 2GB RAM. It also packs in 64GB internal storage, a 5.3AH battery, Bluetooth, Wifi, and stereo speakers.
Given how similar the specs are to existing ereader models like the Boyue Likebook Mars, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to ignore the Dasung product name and call it the Paperlike ereader.
The software might justify the distinction, though.
We haven’t see most of the features in action yet, but Dasung is promoting their new gadget as a 5-in-one device. It can pair with both your smartphone and PC, play videos, read ebooks, and function as an Android tablet.
Aside from the pairing feature, that is essentially the same abilities as existing Android ereaders.