iFlytek eBook Has a 6″ Color E-ink Screen, May Not Actually Exist

I still don’t have any evidence that this ereader is actually available, but it now appears that at least two color ereaders have been announced in China.

The iFlytek eBook is a 6″ ereader with an unknown price tag and an unspecified ship date. According to coverage from China, it uses E-ink’s new 4,096 color Just Print screen.

Details are rather scare on the iFlytek eBook (which is why I seriously suspect it’s vaporware). Everyone is reporting that it has a 24-LED frontlight, support for TTS and music via a built-in speaker, but other details like RAM, CPU, Wifi, and touchscreen tech are still unknown.

What I do find interesting is that several sites mention that the screen has two modes, one for black and white and another for color. Here’s the fun part: the color mode is 212 PPI, while the black and white mode is 300 PPI.

Edit: Color screen resolution is unknown. Some sources say this screen tech can display color at 212 PPI, while Pocketbook says the screens going into their device have a color resolution of 100 PPI. (I trust Pocketbook.)

I asked E-ink for more info on why there’s a difference, but given the current crisis it might take them a while to get back to me.

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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.

5 Comments

  1. Larry7 April, 2020

    It does exist. I touched it in person last week.

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder7 April, 2020

      Lucky you!

      Reply
  2. Name15 April, 2020

    Since Pocketbook seems to have annouced a 200-EUR 300-dpi 6-inch colour ereader for Q3, this might give a hint, as regards the unspecified ship date for the Chinese device: https://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Pocketbook-kuendigt-eBook-Reader-mit-Farbdisplay-an-4703231.html

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    1. Nate Hoffelder15 April, 2020

      Thanks for the tip!

      Reply
  3. […] quarter, and that it will sport the 4,096 color E-ink screen sported by the two Chinese ereaders announced last month. Coincidentally, neither of those devices have shipped yet, and now I think we know why […]

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