Xiaomi, via the several ecological chain subsidiaries, has been launching products in all areas. Its most recent announcement includes a kindle paperwhite-like eBook reader dubbed inkPad X.
Design and Display
Unlike the Kindle paperwhite, the device comes with thin bezels and is built around a 10-inch E-ink display with 1600 x 1200 resolution. It measures 237.1 x 172 x 7.4mm and is available in a single-color variant called Obsidian Black.
The screen comes with anti-glare protection and supports 24 brightness levels of warm and cold temperatures.
For comparison, the Kindle paperwhite 10th generation comes with a 6-inch display with a 16-level grayscale, measures 169 mm x 117 mm x 9.1 mm, and is available in four color variants.
Internals and Storage
The device is powered by an ARM quad-core Cortex-A7 chipset topped with 2GB LPDDR4 RAM and 32GB eMMC storage. In runs a heavily-skinned Android 8.1 Oreo operating system.
As far as connectivity is concerned, the eBook reader comes with a USB Type-C port and supports dual-band (2.4GHz/5GHz) WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0. It also features a speaker and a MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical System) microphone.
Similar to the latest Kindle, you can pair Inkpad X with Bluetooth earphones and listen to audiobooks.
Battery and Pricing
Inkpad X packs a 3,800mAh battery that supports 10W fast charging and 45 days of standby time. It costs around $242 and is already available for sale.
For reference, the 10th gen Kindle paperwhite 32 GB waterproof variant costs around $160.