Onyx will soon release a 10.3-inch Boox Tab Ultra tablet with an e-ink display and a rare 16-megapixel camera for such devices. The combination is rather strange – tablets usually have a rather modest reputation when it comes to shooting, and E Ink displays have a slow refresh rate and limited color reproduction – this is unlikely to help take good pictures.
However, the manufacturer himself does not see any contradictions in the design. According to brand representatives, Boox Tab Ultra is primarily intended for use by corporate clients, so the rear camera is convenient to use for scanning documents for further text recognition. “Turn on the rear camera to capture your document and immediately convert it to text,” the manufacturer’s website says.
It is known that this is not the first company to announce an E Ink-based model with a fairly powerful camera. Earlier this year, Bigme announced a similar tablet with a color display on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform. According to the company, deliveries of the inkNote Color model should begin next month, although it is not entirely clear for what purpose this manufacturer intends to use the front and rear cameras.
Aside from the camera, the Boox Tab Ultra is virtually identical to the existing Onyx Note Air 2 Plus. It runs on an octa-core Qualcomm processor (some sources say Snapdragon 662), is equipped with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of ROM, expandable with cards. The system runs Android 11, optimized for the limited capabilities of the e-paper display.
Finally, the novelty is compatible with the Onyx stylus and a keyboard case, according to the company, which allows you to turn the model into a 2-in-1 laptop. Onyx promises to start shipping in mid-November, the price is $599.99.
If you notice an error, select it with the mouse and press CTRL + ENTER.