Heyerdahl only had one Kon-Tiki. And Onyx now has two of them!
In fact, the official announcement of the reader onelectronic ink Onyx Boox Kon-Tiki 2 was not yet. But the device has already appeared in the official ONYX store on TMall / AliExpress. So we [almost] know everything about him.
No revolutions.Onyx Boox Kon-Tiki 2 is a planned upgrade of the Onyx Boox Kon-Tiki model. Moving to a new platform. Fresh hardware, software, lighting. The speaker appeared. It seems that the predecessor did not have it.
The screen is ink. E-Ink Carta Plus diagonal 7.8". Touch, capacitive. The resolution is high, 1404 × 1872 (300 ppi). Backlight MOON Light 2 with color temperature control. The glass is not ordinary, the glass is protected - Asahi.
Since I'm talking about screens, I must also mentiontwo models from Onyx. Kon-Tiki 2 is very similar to Onyx Boox Nova 3. Just like the first Kon-Tiki was similar to Nova 2. The only difference is the sensor. Both Kon-Tiki have a regular capacitive, sharpened for fingers. And in the Nova series it is double. A capacitive finger sensor and an induction stylus sensor (which is included in the standard delivery set there).
Iron.Onyx does not officially publish the brands of the chipsets used. But, apparently, Kon-Tiki 2 uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset (2017, about 150 thousand points in AnTuTu). By the standards of such devices, the hardware is very powerful. The Kon-Tiki 1 used an older and less powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 625.
The same amount of memory. 3 GB of operational, 32 GB of constant. There is no support for memory cards, but it is possible to connect external cards and disks via OTG.
The battery capacity has not changed either - 3150 mAh. Most likely, due to the new, more energy-efficient hardware, Kon-Tiki 2 will work a little longer than its predecessor.
Wi-Fi dual band. Bluetooth version 5.0. USB Type-C.
The operating system is fresh Android 10.
And about money. Better, of course, to wait for the official announcement. But, apparently, the Onyx Boox Kon-Tiki 2 will cost, like its predecessor, ₽22,990 ($ 312).
Key features of Onyx Boox Kon-Tiki 2:
Grayscale screen, E-Ink, 7.8 ″, 1404 × 1872, 300 ppi, 16 colors, touch, capacitive, multitouch, backlight, Carta Plus, SNOW Field, MOON Light 2, ASAHI
Iron? Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
1.8 GHz, 8 x Kryo 260, Adreno 509
Memory RAM 3 GB, ROM 32 GB, no memory card
Battery Li-Pol, 3150 mAh
Dimensions: 197.3 x 137 x 7.7 mm
OS Android 10
USBType-C v2.0, USB-OTG