The original Onyx Boox Poke 3 reader was born in the fall of 2020, a year and a half ago. And now the Onyx Boox Poke 3 Special Edition model has appeared on sale. There are few differences, just two.
one.Onyx Boox Poke 3 was dark, and the newcomer is white. Note, by the way, that the frames around the screen are left black. It is reasonable. Electronic ink without backlight, if anyone has not seen it, it is not white, but grayish. And in contrast to the white cover, they look much grayer than they actually are. Such an easy optical illusion. I once stepped on this rake. I wrote in a comparison of two devices that the screen of one of them is much grayer than the other. And they were exactly the same...
2.The standard package for the Special Edition includes a case, which was not previously available. (Unobtrusive marketing games. Anyway, it is impossible to use such devices without a case).
Well, the price. She grew up a little, of course. Onyx Boox Poke 3 can now be purchased for ₽18990 ($248). A newcomer costs two thousand more, i.e. ₽20990 ($274).
Surprise - exactly as much, two thousand rubles, you need to pay for a branded case if you buy it separately. Those. so that's how it comes out.
Let me briefly recall the characteristics of the device.
Onyx Boox Poke 3 and Onyx Boox Poke 3 SpecialEdition is an upgrade of the Onyx Boox Poke 2 reader (announcement - spring 2020). Replaced the processor with a more modern one. Put Android fresher. Sent to the dustbin of Micro-USB history. That, by and large, is all. The essence remains the same. Classic six-inch ink reader, thin and light. And not cheap, because it is positioned as a premium.
Appearance. The case is plastic.The device is very light and thin - 150 grams and 6.8 mm. There is little sense in such subtlety, however. Electronic ink readers without cases are rarely used.
The screen is gorgeous. Classic electronic ink E-Ink Carta Plus. High resolution 1072 × 1448 (300 ppi), sensor, latest generation backlight. Plus a protective glass from Asahi.
Iron.Onyx does not officially publish the brands of used chipsets. But, apparently, it uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset (2017, about 150 thousand points in AnTuTu). By the standards of such devices, the hardware is very powerful. The Poke 2 used the older and less powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 625.
Memory. 2 GB operational, 32 GB permanent. There is no support for memory cards, but it is possible to connect external storage devices via OTG.
The battery capacity is a modest 1500 mAh. However, as practice shows, by the standards of electronic ink readers, this is quite enough. You won't have to charge every day.
Wi-Fi dual band. Bluetooth version 5.0. USB Type-C.
Well, the relatively fresh Android number 10 is used as the operating system.
Key Features of Onyx Boox Poke 3 Special Edition:
Grayscale screen, E-Ink, 6 ″, 1072 × 1448, 300 ppi, 16 colors, touch, capacitive, multitouch, backlight, E Ink Carta Plus, SNOW Field, MOON Light 2, ASAHI
Iron? Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
1.8 GHz, 8 x Kryo 260, Adreno 509
Memory RAM 2 GB, ROM 32 GB, no memory card
Battery Li-Pol, 1500 mAh
Dimensions153 x 107 x 6.8 mm
Weight 150 g
OS Android 10
USBType-C v2.0, USB-OTG