Onyx Boox Poke and Boox Poke Pro (video)

The Chinese ereader maker Onyx has a couple new 6″ devices due out later this year.  The Onyx Boox Poke is a more basic model running Android 4.4, while the Onyx Boox Poke Pro  is a upgraded model with a faster CPU and running Android 6.0.

Both devices have a 300 ppi Carta E-ink screen with a capacitive touchscreen and color-changing frontlight, Bluetooth, and Wifi, and according to the product page the Onyx Boox Poke has a 2.5Ah battery (there’s no listing for the Poke Pro yet).

The Onyx Boox Poke has a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage, while the Poke Pro has a a 1.6GHz quad-core CPU with twice the RAM and internal storage.

It’s not clear why Onyx chose to run an older version of Android on the Boox Poke (perhaps they wanted to encourage upgrades) but it will severely limit what you can do with it.

The Poke Pro, on the other hand, is going to be the most capable 6″ Android ereader on the market.


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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. Mike Cane25 October, 2018

    >The Poke Pro, on the other hand, is going to be the most capable 6″ Android ereader on the market.

    Likebook Mars has a 7.8″ screen. How would 6″ be better?

    1. Nate Hoffelder25 October, 2018

      The Mars’s software sucks, that is how.

      1. Mike Cane25 October, 2018

        How does it suck? What I’ve seen on YouTube is impressive.

    2. Dubbbbbs25 October, 2018

      They have the Nova if you want the bigger screen

  2. greenwitch30 October, 2018

    No buttons = backward step. Are there any 6″ e-readers with buttons? Amazon even discontinued the Voyage! And the Nook GL3 has very flaky software.


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