List of New Onyx Boox eReaders for 2018

Boox Nova

Onyx has some new E Ink reading devices that they’re showing off at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair.

They posted some pictures of the new devices for 2018 on their Facebook page, with a list of specs for each.

A couple models have already been released, like the Onyx Boox Max2 and Boox Note.

They also have the Boox Kepler among the models pictured but it’s not new by any stretch of the imagination so it’s getting booted from this list.

So far there’s been no specific release date given for any of the upcoming models.

Here’s the list of new Onyx devices expected in 2018.

Onyx Boox Max2

The Onyx Boox Max 2 was released a few months back, technically at the tail end of 2017, but let’s include everything new on this list for the sake of comparisons.

Max 2 Specs

  • 13.3-inch E Ink Mobius Carta screen (flexible)
  • 2200 x 1650 reslolution
  • Android 6.0
  • 1.6 GHz quad-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB storage
  • Wacom stylus
  • Capacitive touch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • Micro HDMI port
  • Speaker, page buttons, mic, 4100mAh battery
  • Size: 325 x 237 x 7.5mm
  • Weight: 550 grams
  • Price: $799 at Amazon

Onyx Boox eMusic Score

This appears to have the exact same hardware as the Max2 but with more storage space and it has a white housing instead of black. It’s being marketed as a score reader and the description says it has auto page-turning with piano rhythm. There’s a very similar device called the PadMu that’s already available in Europe.

Boox eMusic Score Specs

  • 128GB storage
  • *Remaining specs are exactly the same as the Max2 above.

Onyx Boox Note

The Onyx Boox Note was just recently released a couple weeks ago. It’s not selling in the US yet but it’ll likely be available on Amazon within the next month. It’s already selling on Amazon UK and other European Amazon websites.

Onyx Boox Note Specs

  • 10.3-inch E Ink Mobius Carta screen (flexible)
  • 1872 x 1404 resolution
  • Android 6.0
  • 1.6 GHz quad-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB storage
  • Wacom stylus
  • Capacitive touch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • Speaker, mic, USB C, 4100mAh battery
  • Size: 250 x 178 x 6.8mm
  • Weight: 360 grams

Onyx Boox Note S

The Boox Note S looks like it’s going to be a less expensive version of the Note, and an upgraded Boox N96 with better hardware and newer software. Plus it adds the option for a frontlight on a larger screen.

Onyx Boox Note S Specs

  • 9.7-inch E Ink Carta screen
  • 1200 x 825 resolution
  • Android 6.0
  • 1.6 GHz quad-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB storage
  • MicroSD card slot
  • Stylus and Capacitive touch
  • Frontlight optional
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • Speaker, mic, USB C, 3000mAh battery
  • Size: 249 x 177 x 8mm
  • Weight: 380/365 grams

Onyx Boox Nova

The Boox Nova is the first ereader from Onyx to feature a 7.8-inch screen. It has a flat front panel and a nice-looking design (pictured above). Here’s a video showing the Boox Nova prototype from a few months ago.

Onyx Boox Nova Specs

  • 7.8-inch E Ink Carta screen
  • 1872 x 1404 resolution
  • Android 6.0
  • 1.6 GHz quad-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB storage
  • Capacitive touch
  • Frontlight
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • USB C, 2800mAh battery
  • Size: 196 x 137 x 7.5mm
  • Weight: 255 grams

Onyx Boox Poke

The oddly-named Boox Poke is a 6-inch ereader with Onyx’s latest software and some upgraded specs.

Onyx Boox Poke Specs

  • 6-inch screen (unspecific)
  • 1448 x 1072 resolution
  • Android 6.0
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core processor
  • 1GB/512MB RAM (apparently optional)
  • 8GB storage
  • Capacitive touch
  • Frontlight
  • Wi-Fi
  • USB C, 2500mAh battery
  • Size: 156 x 110 x 6.8mm
  • Weight: 146 grams

See Onyx’s Facebook page for images.

18 Responses to “List of New Onyx Boox eReaders for 2018”

  1. The Onyx Boox Note S is interesting. Unfortuntely, it has the same resolution as the Onyx Boox N96. The plus is that it has an updated version of Android and is significantly lighter than the previous generation.

    • dear Basem : where did you buy the device ?

    • I am so disappointed in this so-called replacement for the N96! They refused to upgrade the android on the N96 and now the new version is a waste of time & $$$
      I wonder if anyone is rooting their N96 so they can install the OS they want?….

  2. A shame that all of the new line-up seems to lack micro-SD slots! This makes everything below the Note kind of pointless to me, and even then I’ll have to see how I’ll manage with the 32gb -the limited memory was one reason I gave up on the Nexus 7 (2013) back in the day. I plan on using this with a lightweight Linux chroot for LaTeX editing etc. (aside from reading and taking notes), hoping that there will eventually be a method for rooting!
    If the Nova had micro-SD slot and possibly even a stylus, I’d have been quite interested in that, too…

    • Can’t you just use a wireless hard drive?

      • You’re right, that might be a way around the storage problem. However, it is arguably adding more weight and requires more energy overall. That’s unfortunate if one’s intention is to use this as a lightweight, low-power (sun-readable) working machine.

        But I overlooked that the Note S has a Micro-SD-slot for some reason, so depending on the pricing I might eventually decide on that. I wonder if the digitizer is Wacom on this one, too? Strange decision though to not put microSD into the higher-end model.

    • Ya I am so disappointed with the lack of microSD too. The NOTE S DOES NOT have the slot! They lied 🙁

      I am debating getting a used N96 to see if there’s potential in rooting….so fed up waiting for Onyx to release things only to be disappointed over and over and over again!

  3. I bought the Onyx Book Note on 03/29 and they said that the processing time was from 07 to 10 days, and if they only send me at the end of the month, what should I expect so much? The first time I see something comes out of Brazil, it takes so long.

  4. Interesting devices for me Note vs Note S. Nova comes late, i bought a boyue likebook plus t80 7,8″. And i need 9,7 or 10 inches. But it’s interesting to know ppi, too.

  5. It’s amazing how onyx just bangs out all these e-readers every six months or so it seems. Meanwhile the voyage hasn’t been updated in almost 4 years.

  6. 2G Ram? Still?
    I have an Asus that run 4G and it stalls like crazy when running Mobilesheet Pro

  7. would anyone help me to find an online store that sell the “Onyx Boox Note S”?

  8. Hi there: to the point anybody go got anbre Aluratec Libre ebook reader Pro. I think they were one of the first ones on the market

  9. Is there a release date? Or an assumed release date?
    I think the Nova will be a great upgrade from my old Boyue t62, with its larger screen and updated Android OS and I’m waiting for it…

  10. Is the Onyx Boox Euclid the replacement for the N96ML? Other than processor they seem to be the same.

    • It’s hard to keep all their models and names straight, but the Euclid appears to be a watered-down version of the Onyx Boox Note S with no stylus support but with a frontlight added. There’s one review for the Euclid at Amazon. Generally the Onyx models with names like that are Russian versions. Ectaco sells them in the US but their prices are usually way higher than Onyx’s. Like right now the Note S is about $67 cheaper with a coupon.