Books continue to be the most populara source of knowledge for mankind even in conditions of oversaturation of society with all kinds of electronic gadgets. However, new technologies have come to the field of printing, drastically changing it, especially with the invention of small, energy efficient and practically harmless to eyesight E Ink screens. Naturally, the ubiquitous Xiaomi company could not pass by such an attractive market segment and presented a miniature e-book project InkPalm on its own crowdfunding platform Youpin.
A device called InkPalm mini stands outsmall dimensions and weight, even against the background of traditionally compact e-books. The weight of the novelty, enclosed in a plastic case, is only 115 grams, the thickness is 6.9 mm. The Ink screen has a diagonal of 5.2 inches, which is smaller than that of modern smartphones. The display resolution is 1280 × 720 with a pixel density of 284ppi. The screen has 24 levels of brightness adjustment. The fragile display is protected by tempered glass.
To manage the e-book, usetouch button at the bottom of the front surface. Autonomous work is supported by a 1400 mAh battery. Battery life is not announced. Charging via USB-C connector
Communication is supported via Bluetooth 5.0, as well as Wi-Fi 2.4 and 5 GHz. The device is running Android 8.1 with support for Jingdong Reading, Variety Reading, WeChat Reading, Kindle Reading and Handy Reading platforms. The user will be able to download third party applications.
The hardware runs on an unnamed 4a nuclear processor with 1 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. The compact e-book can be purchased on the Youpin platform for the equivalent of $ 91.