Lenovo YOGA Paper: New E-Reader launched in China with active stylus support
The YOGA Paper has arrived in China, over a month after Lenovo began teasing the device. Currently a Chinese exclusive, the YOGA Paper utilises the Rockchip RK3566, a low-powered chipset found in many single-board computers (SBC) and gaming handhelds, such as the GKD Mini Plus Classic. The YOGA Paper runs Android though, not a lightweight Linux distribution, so performance may be on the sluggish side.
Additionally, Lenovo equips the device with 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage and a 10.3-inch E Ink display. For reference, the latter consumes minimal power, is front-lit and supports 4,096 pressure levels but only outputs in black and white, unlike Onyx BOOX E-Readers. Moreover, the YOGA Paper has a 5.5 mm thick CNC aluminium chassis, within which Lenovo has included a stylus holder.
Supposedly, the YOGA Paper supports optical character recognition (OCR) for note-taking, although its stylus could also be used for drawing. Elsewhere, Lenovo has equipped the E-Reader with Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi connectivity, plus a 3,350 mAh battery that is rated for up to 10 weeks of usage between charges. The Lenovo YOGA Paper is orderable in China for CNY 2,699 (~US$390). Unfortunately, it remains to be seen whether Lenovo will ever release the YOGA Paper in other markets.