Onyx reveals BOOX Page 7-inch E-Reader with Android 11 and octa-core CPU
The BOOX Page is a thin E-Reader with a 7-inch 1264x1680 E-Paper touchscreen display. The screen comes in at 300 PPI and uses E Ink's Carta 1200 panel. While this display is not terribly noteworthy for a modern E-Reader, the BOOX Page has some relatively powerful hardware in its case.
The BOOX Page is powered by an octa-core CPU from Qualcomm clocked at 2.0 GHz (the exact processor is not known at this time). The E-Reader also has 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of expandable storage. These are fairly beefy specs for an E-Reader, but the BOOX Page may be able to take advantage of them.
That's because the E-Reader runs a modified version of Android 11. While the UI and system are largely designed for managing an E-Book library, users can install Android apps on the BOOX Page (though usability on a low-refresh e Ink may not be up to scratch).
The BOOX Page has a microSD card slot and a USB-C port for charging, data transfer, and audio output. Users can use a USB-C to 3.5 mm adapter to plug in headphones, although the BOOX Page has built-in speakers and supports Bluetooth 5.0.
In addition to storing E-Books on the device or a microSD card, users can sync their Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive accounts to access E-Books stored in the cloud. Onyx will also offer 10 GB of free cloud storage via its Onyx Cloud service. Onyx Cloud can also sync reading data between Onyx devices and store annotations, highlights, or notes.
Rounding out the spec list, the BOOX Page has a 2300 mAh battery, a gyroscope, adjustable dual-tone front lights (white and amber), and two physical buttons on the right side for turning pages.
The Onyx BOOX Page 7 is available from Onyx for US$249.99.