Since TCL announced the NXTPAPER reflective screen technology using RLCD (Reflective Liquid Crystal Display) in September 2020, it has been committed to the development of this series since 2021 and launched models of different sizes.
TCL describes its own technology as "between paper and LCD screen, similar to E-Ink". It can display rich colors and maintain the same refresh rate as a traditional LCD panel, but because the display effect depends entirely on the ambient light source, and the device is not equipped with a front light, the application occasions are quite limited, and the viewing angle is also narrow, which will affect the use experience. In the past two years, not many manufacturers adopted RLCD. For example, Hisense also launched a Q5, but it was a black and white version with headlights.
By 2023, a newly established company Eyemoo has announced its first product, NXT EPaper S1, which is the world's first 10-inch color tablet with an RLCD screen and a front light. It has a high refresh rate of 60Hz and a resolution of 1600x1200 , can display 16.77 million colors, equipped with 6GB RAM, 128GB ROM, CPU is 8-core MT6769V/CZ of MediaTek MediaTek, has 5 million pixel front lens and 13 million pixel rear lens, supports G-sensor and Bluetooth, features one To mention, this product uses the Android 12 system, has been certified by Google, and has built-in Google Play. NXT EPaper S1 has handwriting function, but it does not use Wacom technology and only supports its own active stylus. In terms of hardware alone, it does have advantages over ordinary E-Ink tablet products, but the actual display effect will not be known until the product is officially released.
Eyemoo said that their product will be available on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter in the near future, and interested readers may wish to pay attention to its official website for news updates.