While Amazon’s Kindle units are by far the most important names in ereaders, with E-Ink units from Onyx and Xiaomi solely getting restricted consideration, a giant new system has simply been introduced which could possibly be a severe rival.
This comes from tech big Huawei, unveiled as a part of its convention at MWC 2022, and it is referred to as the Huawei MatePad Paper. There are some significantly spectacular specs right here for an ereader, which is why we expect it might rival Amazon’s slates, notably the Kindle Oasis.
The Paper comes with a ten.3-inch display screen, which is fairly huge for an ereader, has assist for a stylus and there is a fingerprint scanner constructed into the ability button.
It makes use of a USB-C port which can permit for fast charging, has an Oasis-like backbone to be simply holdable, and has a four-week battery life.
Software-wise, this runs Huawei’s HarmonyOS, and consists of the Huawei Books app offering you entry to over 2 million books. There’s assist for over 20 languages and the shop is accessible in over 170 international locations/areas.
More than simply books
Huawei MatePad Paper specs
Display: 10.3-inch E Ink
4,096 ranges of strain sensitivity
26ms low latency
86.3% display screen to physique
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6+, USB-C
Battery: 4 weeks standby
Colors: black, khaki, blue
There’s extra than simply books although, as this looks as if a fully-functioning productiveness system with emails, calendars, sure apps accessible to obtain from the Huawei App Gallery, handwriting conversion (utilizing the stylus), connectivity between the Paper and a smartphone or PC, voice recofreelancertamaling, video playback and extra.
Internally, this has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, so once more it is extra highly effective than the Kindles, but it surely’s fairly a bit costlier too.
In Europe, it prices €499 (roughly $560 / £420 / AU$780) – we’re unsure the place it will launch simply but, however given Huawei’s observe recofreelancertamal, we might take the US off the checklist immediately.
With almost two years of pandemic lockdown behind us, a lot of firms have been unveiling new office and work-from-home devices, and the MatePad Paper looks as if a tablet-slash-ereader that is designed to be straightforward to take a look at, long-lasting and helpful…
… saying that, we’ve not examined the factor, and will not come to any full conclusion till we have given it a spin. We’re keen on our Kindle, and a rival wants to actually impress us.
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