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.
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.