Tencent Pocket Reader II - like a reader

The Chinese company Tencent introduced a mobile device with an E-Ink screen. They called Tencent Pocket Reader II.

It would seem that this is a reader. The model is positioned like an e-book reader. And this is a little strange, since Tencent Pocket Reader II is a smartphone. Well, with an electronic ink screen, what is it? Such devices, of course, are few at all, but they exist.

Tencent Pocket Reader II equipped with an E-Ink screenCarta second generation with a diagonal of 5.2 ″ and a resolution of 284 ppi. For electronic paper is enough. Backlit screen, 36 diodes. 2.5D glass and some AG technology, according to the company, “reinforce the paper effect of the screen”, whatever that means.

The device is based on a rather quickby smartphone standards of iron - some kind of processor with four Cortex A53 cores. The body is designed in a highly old-fashioned way - large fields, forehead and chin, on which the controls are located. They’ve not done that for a hundred years.

All this does not prevent the device from communicating (including voice) through 4G networks, as well as WiFi.

The battery capacity is 2000 mAh. A little, but there is not much needed. The dimensions of the device are 145 x 75 x 8.5 mm, weight - 130 grams.

The price is 1099 yuan (a little less than $ 160). Not particularly cheap for a smartphone of such a low level, and for a reader too. Unless the surprise of a hybrid decision attracts the buyer.


Tatyana Kobelskaya