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Everything you need to know about Linfiny digital color paper

Linfiny is a partnership between E INK, the electronic paper company that powers virtually every e-reader and digital note-taking device around the world, and Sony, which has a long history with its e-readers and digital paper line. electronic notes. Linfiny has unveiled a new Digital Paper DPT-CP1 Version 2, which is a color digital note-taking device. It uses E INK Kaleido 2.5, a brand new technology that hasn’t even been officially announced yet. Sony confirmed with Good e-Reader that the color filter matrix is ​​now closer to the e-paper screen, resulting in richer and deeper colors. It is also the first product to use E INK Carta 1250, which is faster ink, allowing faster page turns and faster pen input.

The Digital Paper DPT-CP1 Color version has a 10.3 inch E INK Carta 1250 and E INK Kaleido 2.5 color filter matrix. The B&W resolution is 1404 x 1872 at 227 PPI. The color resolution is currently unknown, ditto with the exact number of colors it is capable of displaying. We know that with Kaleido 2 it can only display 4,096 colors at 100 PPI, but from what we noticed from our full hands-on experience, it seemed to be capable of more colors and more PPI. raised. E INK and Sony (Linfiny) told Good e-Reader that Kaleido 2.5 bridges the gap between Kaleido 2 and Kaleido 3, they were showing Kaleido 3 at the event, but didn’t let us take pictures, and they were very technology secret to come. At least we know that the E INK is well advanced in its development, and it should be released later this year.

There is a brand new WACOM layer on this product. Previous generations of the digital paper that Sony released had a proprietary stylus, which had to be recharged via Micro USB. Instead, Linfiny made it compatible with almost every Wacom stylus on the market. This includes the Onyx and Remarkable pens, as well as third parties such as the Lamy Al-Star EMR.

This is the first digital paper with a front-lit display, featuring 27 white LED lights, so you can read at night or in the dark. That’s a good move, as most other 10.3-inch digital note-taking devices don’t have a front display. This includes the Supernote A5X and the Remarkable 2. The display illumination is phenomenal. The best we’ve seen so far.

Under the hood is a 1.8GHz Quad-core Cortex A53 processor, 32GB of internal storage, USB-C, and Bluetooth 5.0. It works on Android 9, which is quite modern by E INK standards, only Onyx Boox releases products with a higher version. You cannot download apps to the, but some custom apps run on the device, such as the middleware security platform, as this product is initially intended for government and healthcare industries, where security is a concern. major concern. On the demo unit we tested, you could fill out documents about a new job, and it would automatically be sent to the employer. They also had a tax system, where you could declare your own taxes and submit them directly to the Japanese government. Linfiny said the same technology could be IRS or Revenue Canada compatible, should the government decide to go that route.

The note-taking application has been completely revised since the release of Digital Paper DPT-RP1 and CP1 four years ago. You can draw in a number of colors such as red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, and yellow. There are three different types of pencils, pens, and brushes to choose from and each has five or six different thickness sizes. The pens we tested did not have pressure sensitivity, but that’s not a compromise.

It is the first Digital Paper to feature an Internet browser, allowing you to surf the web, check e-mail, or read news websites. It’s the standard webkit based browser, so you have control over images and javascript. We tested this on our own website and it looked good.

There is no estimated release date or how much this product will cost. It appears Linfiny is hoping to recruit OEM partners to take the established design and operating system and pay to manufacture a number of them. The company did not rule out that it could sell it directly to consumers if there was a demand.