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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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