Kobo Sage – Specs, Price, Where to Buy

Kobo Sage is meant to be the successor of the Kobo Forma and features an 8″ Eink display where you can also draw and write using their stylus (sold separately for $40) and get the handwritten notes converted to text. It comes with 32GB of storage and USB-C for charging and sideloading ebooks from PC.

The Sage is waterproof with an IPX8 rating. Audiobooks are supported but there is no audio port, so you need to have bluetooth headphones or speakers to listen to them. Check the table below for the full specs-

Features Kobo Sage
Release Date 19 Oct 2021
Price $259 (+40$ for stylus)
Buy From Kobo Official site
Screen 8" HD flush E Ink Carta 1200 touchscreen
PPI 300
Resolution 1440 x 1920 px
Dark Mode Yes
CPU Quad Core 1.8 GHz
Internal Storage 32GB
External Storage No
OS Custom Linux
Supported Formats EPUB, EPUB3, FlePub, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBR (& Kobo AudioBooks).
Audiobooks Yes (in select countries)
Audio Port No
Bluetooth Yes
Frontlight ComfortLight Pro with cold and warm settings
Charge/Connect USB-C
Wifi Yes
Waterproof IPX8 - up to 60 mins in 2 metres of water
Weight 240.8g
Dimensions 160.5 x 181.4 x 7.6 mm
Color Black

Price, Where to Buy

The Kobo Sage retails for 259$ and you can pre-order it from Kobo’s official site. The product will start shipping on 19 october 2021. Pretty soon it’ll probably be available for purchase from major stores like Amazon too.

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