Pocketbook Color Launched in Europe – 6″ Color E-ink Screen, 199 Euros

Pocketbook’s long-awaited second color ereader has arrived.

On Monday Pocketbook announced the Pocketbook Color, or PB 633. This ereader sports a 6″ color E-ink screen capable of displaying either grayscale (at 300 ppi) or color (at 100 ppi).

The Pocketbook Color uses one of E-ink’s new Kaleido screens to display up to 4096 colors while preserving all the unique properties of E-ink tech.

And thanks to the frontlight, you will be able to see all those colors while reading in the dark. Moreover, users can adjust color settings of each specific book, easily changing parameters such as contrast, brightness, gamma correction, and saturation.

Equipped with both Wifi and Bluetooth, the Pocketbook Color supports six popular audio formats  as well as 23 other files formats, including Mobi and Epub. It has 16GB to fill with ebooks before you’ll need to add a microSD card (up to 32GB supported).

Weighing in at 160 grams, the Pocketbook Color measures only 8mm thin.

It ships at the end of the month, with a retail of 199 euros. (My unit is arriving on Thursday.)

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. Tom S28 July, 2020

    I have to think that the clarity of black-on-white text will be degraded to some extent by the additional layer used for color, much as capacitative and front lighting layers do. And the color is rather ‘tired’, compared to even the least expensive tablets. I will pass, but no doubt there’s a (small) market for this.

  2. 129 July, 2020

    The Pocketbook Color uses one of E-ink’s new Kaleido screens.

    This link goes to an admin page.

    1. Nate Hoffelder29 July, 2020


  3. Vicente29 July, 2020

    Onyx was launching its color ereader too. Do you know whether they are delayed it?

  4. […] tout sur 8 millimètres d’épaisseur avec un écran classique de 6 pouces, indique le Digital Reader, qui évoque aussi une frontlight, pour lire de […]

  5. zeek31 July, 2020

    Here’s the original announcement that blogs dont link to any more. https://pocketbook.ch/en-ch/news/pocketbook-color-news-ch

    1. Nate Hoffelder31 July, 2020

      I didn’t have anything to link to – I had to beg the press release off Pocketbook.

    2. Nate Hoffelder1 August, 2020

      And that is the announcement from April, you dumb ass. This post is based on the launch press release from this week, which I don’t think has been posted.

  6. KhL12 September, 2020

    The screenshot show clear font and picture. The actual device seem to has an array/mesh of grey dots overlayed on top of the fonts. Is this normal?!


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