E Ink will vigorously promote color electronic paper in 2023. Chairman Johnson Lee said that by sharing benefits, the price of new color electronic paper products will be reduced to promote its popularization in the market. (Portal) As a result, many manufacturers have indeed catered to the strong demand for color display in the market this year, and launched color E-Ink Kaleido 3/Gallery 3 products. Let us take stock of these for you The situation in the first half of the year.
The first one to come out was crowdfunded by China's Bigme in December last year. It is the world's first 8-inch Galy with Gallery 3 panels and an open system. Bigme has been working hard to develop the overseas reader market outside of China in the past two years, and they have successfully shipped to the backers in March. As of now, this product is still the only one on the market that uses the Gallery 3 panel. According to feedback from foreign users, the color display effect of this panel is very good, but due to the relatively slow refresh rate, the evaluation is mediocre.
The continuation is still driven by Bigme, which is the most willing to pursue the adoption of new E-Ink technology among the manufacturers. In March, they announced crowdfunding last July that the InkNote Color using E-Ink Kaleido Plus will be upgraded to Kaleido 3 panel, and the model will be updated to Inknote Color+. It is the first e-paper tablet that the public can experience with Kaleido 3 technology. (portal)
In mid-January, Taiwan's Readmoo opened pre-orders for the 7.8-inch mooInk Plus 2C with Kaleido 3 panels and a closed system. Dumo also successfully delivered this new product to pre-order users in mid-April. The mooInk Plus 2C has a unique appearance. It was designed by Wang Junlong, a Taiwanese expert designer. It is equipped with physical buttons on both sides and a color display, which brings a very good reading experience to ink-reading users.
Following the successful delivery of the mooInk Plus 2C, half a month later, on April 26, it was the turn of China BOOX to launch an overseas limited edition, using the Kaleido 3 panel and the 10.3-inch Tab Ultra C. This color machine equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor and independent display chip became the most popular color e-paper tablet in the market in the next six months. The arrival of batches. For example, it is now pre-ordered at Aragonite in Hong Kong, and it will not arrive until mid-August. It is estimated that this situation will continue until the fourth quarter of this year. (portal)
About 10 days later, China Aragonite released the China-limited version on May 5th, using the Kaleido 3 panel, the 10.3-inch new model Tab10 C, corresponding to the overseas-limited Tab Ultra C, for the difference between the two, please refer to the earlier reports .
Regarding the layout of Aragonite on color machines, Bigme launched the InkNote Color+ youth version at the end of April before China Aragonite launched Tab10 C. Through hardware downgrade, the price is cheaper than Tab10 C, entering the price range of 4000RMB. Inside. In late May, Bigme also quickly launched the corresponding overseas version ── InkNote Color Lite, which is also slightly cheaper than Tab Ultra C. (portal)
Guoyue, Bigme's brother brand, also released the 10.3-inch color machine K3 Color using Kaleido 3 on May 22. For the Chinese market, it can be regarded as a weakened version of Bigme InkNote Color+ Youth Edition in terms of function, bringing a cheaper price , so that Chinese users have cheaper color machine choices. (portal)
In early June, Taiwan HyRead also upgraded their 7.8-inch color machine Gaze Note Plus C launched last year to Gaze Note Plus CC with Kaleido 3 panel. user. (portal)
On June 25th, Aragonite BOOX suddenly launched the 7.8-inch Tab Mini C with Kaleido 3, adding another member to BOOX's color Tab series. Its independent display chip is still the only one in the market, bringing more The refresh effect of the card is more refreshing and the third-party user experience is better. For the specification difference between it and the previous generation Nova Air C, please refer to the earlier report .
There are two color machines that have not yet been released, but they are also listed here to let readers know. One was released by MobiScribe in the United States in early January this year, using Kaleido 3, a new 7.8-inch model of WAVE Color, which was expected to be officially released in April. But as of July, its official website has not yet opened pre-sales; the other is Taiwan Pubu, which was released in mid-April and pre-orders began in early June. The 10.3-inch Kaleido 3 color reader Pubook Pro, because the official said it will be shipped in October , so there is no real machine yet. (portal)
I wonder if there will be a color reader available in the second half of the year? Let us wait and see!