The announcement of the reader with a long and beautiful name Onyx Boox Note Air 2 Plus took place.
As usual, the Onyxes are moving forward quitesmall steps. So we have only a rather small update of the Onyx Boox Note Air 2 reader announced in the fall. The changes visible to the naked eye are as follows:
- Increased from 3000 mAh to 3700 mAh battery capacity.
- Magnets were built into the case, so there was support for magnetized cases.
- The body color changed from dark blue to dark green.
- Weight increased from 420 to 445 grams (thickness remained the same - 5.8 mm).
There don't seem to be any other changes. Theoretically, of course, they could change the chipset. But something doesn't look right.
Hardware and software.Eleventh Android and unnamed octa-core chipset. Most likely, familiar to other devices from Onyx Boox Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (a little less than two hundred thousand AnTuTu points). By the standards of e-books, the performance is more than sufficient.
Memory. 4 GB of operational, 64 GB of constant. There is no memory card support.
Screen. Diagonal 10.3″ (329 cm²).The resolution is high - 1404 × 1872 (227 ppi). Signature backlight Moon Light 2 with color adjustment. The highlight of the screen is two touch layers. Traditional capacitive (as in smartphones and tablets) and induction (Wacom) - for the stylus (the stylus comes with the reader).
Other. USB modern, Type-C.Dual band Wi-Fi. There is Bluetooth 5.0 - in case you suddenly want to listen to sounds from the device (music, audiobooks, etc.). There are stereo speakers and even a microphone.
Reader announced “globally”, available ininternational online store of Onyx for $499.99 (₽28100). And, no, there is no delivery to Russia from there. But, apparently, Note Air 2 Plus will soon be on sale with us. But when exactly and how much it will cost, I don't know yet.
However… The ancestor of the Onyx Boox Note Air 2 now costs ₽55,990 ($995). Most likely, a new device will cost about the same money.
Main features of Onyx Boox Note Air 2 Plus:
Greyscale, E-Ink, 10.3″, 1404×1872, 227 ppi, 329 cm², 16 colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch, backlight, inductive + capacitive sensor, Carta HD, Moon Light 2, Snow Field, Asahi
Iron? Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
2 GHz, 4 x Kryo 260 (Cortex-A73), 4 x Kryo 260 (Cortex-A53), Adreno 610
Memory 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, no memory card
Li-Pol battery, 3700 mAh
Dimensions 229.4 x 195.4 x 5.8 mm
Sensors Accelerometer, Hall
USBType-C v2.0, USB-OTG