TCL NXTPAPER 11 : a new better version ?

Author: Nicolas ᚚ

TCL NXTPAPER 11 color screen e-paper

After the sneaky release of the TCL NXTPAPER 10S tablet and its color screen adapted to reading, the company TCL is back with a new version with a new color screen: the TCL NXTPAPER 11.

On paper, the TCL NXTPAPER tablets have everything to convince: we have a large color screen (10 inches and more) capable of displaying both text and color while remaining pleasant for the eyes.

But in practice, we found that the result was not as good as expected when it came to reading. If the experience was correct indoors, it was quite different outdoors where the Kaleido e-ink screen technology remained superior.

Nevertheless, TCL has chosen to persevere by proposing an evolution of its technology with an improved screen called NXTPAPER 2.0 which will come to equip the Android tablet TCL NXTPAPER 11 next May for a price close to $300.

This evolution comes to correct some problems encountered with notably a reinforced luminosity which works in conjunction with a sensor of luminosity which will come to adjust the lighting according to the light conditions.

The objective is to find the best possible setting to allow reading in all conditions, which should improve the readability of the screen outdoors.

Here are the technical specifications of this TCL NXTPAPER 11 tablet:

  • NXTPAPER 2.0 screen of 10.95 inches with a resolution of 2000 x 1200 pixels
  • Lighting
  • Tactile (with pen support on more than 400 pressure levels)
  • MediaTek Helio P60T processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 128 GB of storage
  • Speakers
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Wifi 5
  • Micro
  • 8000 mAh battery
  • USB-C
  • Support for micro-SD cards
  • Cameras (front and rear) of 8 MP
  • Android 13
  • Dimensions of 163.3 mm x 6.9mm
  • Weight: 462 grams

We are therefore facing a real Android tablet (version 13) that will allow the addition of entertainment and reading applications, such as Kindle, Kobo or Pocketbook.

However, we do not know much about the performance of this new color screen. And, as is often the case with this kind of technological iteration, there shouldn't be much difference with the previous version.

What will be interesting to see is the difference in color rendering between this TCL NXTPAPER tablet, the Readmoo MooInk Plus 2C and the Pocketbook Viva. Two color e-reader avaible in 2023.

Indeed, these three machines are equipped with a different color screen:

The match is likely to be close and it is likely that once again the E Ink Kaleido 3 or Gallery 3 screen technology will come out on top in this comparison.

The TCL NXTPAPER 11 tablet is expected to be available in May in Asia and possibly in USA and Europe for a price of around $300 (probably slightly less).

Last update : 2023/03/03

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