Boyue Likebook Mimas Has a 10.3″ Screen (video)

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.

Specs

  • 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

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3 Comments

  1. Mike Suarez7 November, 2018

    Why the negative comments on USB-C ports compared to the old micro-USB ports? Your review is a matter of personal opinion rather than weighing the pros and cons. This is biased and badly written. 😉

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  2. Vicente7 November, 2018

    Sadly, they’ve postponed its release until December

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  3. Name7 November, 2018

    This could be a great device, if they’ve improved the software compared to the Likebook Mars. I also don’t agree with the USB-C criticism. Most better tablets and even my almost two years old cellphone have USB-C ports. Compared to the former standard, more power can be deliverd in less time, reducing charge time, besides faster file transfer speed. On top, it fits in both positions, so facilitated handling.

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