First Look at the Onyx Boox Poke2 Color (video)

When Onyx announced their new color ereader earlier this week, all they gave us was a single graphic. I can now report that the new device will be using the same hardware as the Poke2, which was also announced this week.

Furthermore, I can show you the Poke2 Color in action.

The Onyx Boox Poke2 (and I assume the Poke2 Color) features a 6″ Carta E-ink display with a capacitive touchscreen and a color-changing frontlight. Screen resolution for the grayscale screen is 1072 x 1448, or 300 PPI.

The Poke2 Color’s screen is capable of displaying 4096 colors at 212 PPI, or 16 shades of gray, at 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.)

The Poke2 runs Android 9.0 on a 2GHz octa-core CPU with 2GB RAM. It also has 32 GB storage, Wifi, and Bluetooth. Battery capacity is 1.5Ah, which can be recharged through the micro-USB port.

The Poke2 is available now, while the Poke2 Color is scheduled to ship later this year (according to Pocketbook).

Nate Hoffelder

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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. Javi24 April, 2020

    This ereaders seems fast but 100ppi ir poor. I do not see the color quality as superior to that of Triton, perhaps due to the illumination of the screen but well, it is a step forward to see after so many years waiting for color ereaders.
    That if I do not understand that Liquavista did not succeed. I think it was better buy AcEp is the best I think… 3:30 very gool quality

  2. we25 April, 2020

    I need a monitor with E-ink Kaleido Screen


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