eink & RLCD devices of 2021 – eReaders, Phones etc.

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2021 went off to a great start with two new awesome products launched in the first two weeks of the year.

This page will be updated everytime new eink or RLCD products are released so make sure to bookmark it for future reading.

Thinkbook plus 2nd Gen

This was unveiled on CES 2021 and features a bigger eink screen (12″) compared to the first gen (10.8″). Check out this official press release from Lenovo for more details.

TCL NXTPaper Tablet

This is the first ever Color RLCD tablet and I am excited for it and for the future of this tech. Definitely better than eink for media consumption in my opinion. Full specs of the TCL NXTPaper and details here.

Boyue Likebook P10

A cheaper 10″ Android ereader than other ones out there, it comes with 2gb Ram and 64gb storage. It is powered by a 1.5ghz quad-core CPU and runs on Android 8.1 with a 3900mAh battery. This was unveiled on December 2020 but officially released for pre-order on 1 January 2021 on JD. It is now available on AliExpress for $339.

Bigme S3 Color

The first ever 7.8″ Color eink e-reader/tablet comes from Bigme in the form of the S3 color. It’s mainly a Chinese device though and only sold in Chinese online stores for now and is quite pricey at 3499 Yuan. More details about the Bigme S3 Color here.

Hisense A7CC

The third eink color phone from Hisense (or from anyone- Hisense is the only one so far in this sub-niche) was released on 1 February 2021. Judging from the videos the phone screen seems more clearer than the A5 Pro CC (Here’s a video comparing the two). You can find its full specs here and buy it from AliExpress (note: some sellers have warehouses in Spain- so if you are from Europe you can select that option to avoid customs fees).

PocketBook InkPad color

The second 7.8″ eink color e-reader after the Bigme S3 but this is the first that is an English international version. It uses the 2nd Gen Kaleido and the colors look to be better than its 6″ predecessor. Check out this article for more details and full specs.

Sony Digital Paper 2021 – 3 Devices

Sony has updated their Digital Paper models with better hardware and software. They’ll be releasing three new products- 10.3″ B/W, 13.3″ B/W and 10.3″ Color eink note-taking tablets. The release dates are yet to be announced.

Onyx Boox Nova 3 Color

The color version of the Nova 3 using Kaleido 2 is here and its got a new firmware to boot. Check out the Nova 3 Color’s specs and details here.

Xiaomi Moaan InkPalm 5

This 5.2″ android eink device from Xiaomi is perfect for those who want a pocket ereader. Specs, price etc.

Boyue Likebook P78

A new 7.8″ eink android tablet but without a wacom layer for note-taking. Priced at around 200$ its the perfect device for someone who wants an android ereader. Read its full specs and details here.

Kobo Elipsa

The first 10.3″ device by the company is an ereader with note-taking cpabilities. It releases on 24 June 2021 but you can pre-order it now from their official website.

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