New 6.8-inch Onyx Boox T76ML Carta+ with Adjustable Frontlight Color


Onyx Boox T76ML

There’s a new version of the Onyx Boox T76 up for pre-order at Banggood called the Onyx Boox T76ML.

It appears to be largely the same as the T76 Plus, but with two important differences. First, it comes with double the storage space with 16GB, and second, the description states that it features “double color temperature”.

That could only mean that it has a frontlight with adjustable color temperature like the Kobo Aura One and Kobo Aura H2O.

This, of course, was expected ever since a 6.8-inch Onyx device was shown in a recent video with a dual color frontlight.

The video shows the ereader has the option for a warm light and a cool light and you can blend the two.

As far as specs, it has a 1440 x 1080 E Ink Carta screen with 265ppi. It has 16GB of storage space, 1GB of RAM, a microSD card slot, a 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and a capacitive touchscreen.

The 6.8-inch Boox must be a popular model for Onyx because they keep remaking it. I reviewed one of the original versions, the T68 Lynx, back in 2014 when it first came out.

It still runs Android 4.0 and still has the same 1GHz processor, but the adjustable frontlight will surely make some folks happy. Moving forward more ereaders will probably start offering frontlights with adjustable color temperature.

Pre-orders for the Onyx Boox T76ML are going for $210 and the device is expected to arrive on September 17th.

7 Responses to “New 6.8-inch Onyx Boox T76ML Carta+ with Adjustable Frontlight Color”

  1. At this point, with most every e-reader manufacturer adopting this lighting, Kindle will almost *have* to include it on their next device.

    Wouldn’t it be nice if Amazon assumed a leadership role in (useful) e-reader technology, instead of simply copying competitor designs? Do you *really* want to support a company which doesn’t?

    Choose wisely.

  2. Good morning. There’s two new devices. E-ink smartphone. Yotaphone 3, and Hisense A 2 pro. Something interesting.

    • I guess it’s interesting if you live in China or South Africa. I stopped paying attention to stuff not sold on this continent, much less the entire western hemisphere.

  3. I have received my unit. Everything is working perfectly fine except that you can’t turn off the front light. The only thing I could do is to lower it to 1 bar.

    • Try holding down the back button, or perhaps the center button.

      • Thanks. The center button for 3 seconds works.

        Now I discover there about 500mb free for installing apps instead of the full 16GB.

        This restriction is due to it running Android 4.0.4. However, the custom ebook launcher does support moving the apps into the unit SDCard which is part of the in-built storage.

        So you have 500mb internal storage, 15+GB of internal SDCard and another external SDCard up to FAT32 32GB.

        So far, I only need Google Drive, Overdrive for public library and Google Translate. So i still have about 134mb of internal storage.

        • This unit is also capable of supporting Google latest version of TTS. I had that installed in the internal SDCard.

          Onyx really need to upgrade to a later version of Android. Lucky for me I almost bought their high-end Max Carta. Imagine spending US$800 and still have the same 500mb internal app storage restriction.

          I always wanted a larger screen reader for my comic guess I would wait a bit now.

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