Bigme S3 Sports a 7.8″ Color E-ink Screen, Costs $544

The Pocketbook 740 will be a great color ereader, but it does have one small quirk that some won’t like: It runs a version of Linux. If you want an ereader that runs Android and has a color E-ink screen, you should look at the Bigme S3.

This ereader has a 7.8″ Kaleido E-ink screen with frontlight and capacitive touchscreen. It runs Android 8.1 on an octa-core 1.8GHz CPU with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage.

That is a lot of RAM, storage, and CPU (and let’s not forget the expensive screen), so it probably will not surprise you that the BigMe S3 costs over $500 at retail. In fact, this ereader went up for pre-order from Chinese online retailer recently for 3,499 CNY (about $544 USD).


  • Screen: 7.8″ 1404 x 1872 pixel color E Ink display
  • Front-light with 36 brightness levels
  • CPU: 1.8 GHz octa-core
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • OS: Android 8.1
  • Battery: 2 Ah
  • USB-C port
  • Dual microphones (for voice transcription)
  • Dimensions: 7.5? x 5.3? x 0.25?
  • Weight: 7.8 oz


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Nate Hoffelder is the founder 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. Disgusting Dude11 February, 2021

    That quoted resolution isn’t for the color layer, is it?

    1. Nate Hoffelder11 February, 2021


      1. d11 February, 2021

        So the real resoltion for color, the main reason to buy this, would be…?

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