The next ereader from Boyue is going to have a screen the same size as the Sony Digital Paper and the Remarkable.
The Likebook Mimas (model 103D) features a 10.3″ Carta E-ink display with a resolution of 1872×1404 and a color-shifting frontlight. It is powered by an 8-core RK3368 CPU with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, and runs a version of Android 6.0.
Like other high-end Android devices, it has both Wifi and Bluetooth. While we don’t know the dimensions or its weight, the spec sheet did mention that it is powered by a 4.7Ah battery. There’s also a headphone jack, and a reference in the spec sheet to speakers (that spec sheet was in Chinese, so I’m going to wait for a photo of the speakers before I beleive that detail).
As you can see in the video above, the Likebook Mimas has a stylus. It does also have a capacitive touchscreen. It looks like a great ereader all around, and I would be thrilled if not for the fact that Boyue inflicted a USB-C port on it.
All my other mobile devices have an older style USB port, giving me a strong incentive to avoid devices that do not.
- Screen: 10.3″, 1404*1872 resolution, with stylus
- Frontlight: color-shifting
- OS: Likebook OS (Android 6.0)
- CPU: 1.5GHz Rockchip octa-core RK3368
- RAM: 2GB
- Storage: 16GB, microSD card (up to 128GB)
- Battery: 4.7Ah
- Connectivity: Wifi, Bluetooth
- Audio: headphone jack
- Dimensions, Weight: unknown