Announcement. Tolino Shine 4 - another reader made of recycled plastic - Mobile news world - Helpix

Photo Announcement. Tolino Shine 4 - another reader made of recycled plastic - Mobile news world - Helpix

Reader Tolino Shine 4 has appeared on sale in Germany.

Apparently, we have before us an almost exact copy of the Kobo Clara 2E reader announced in early September. The same appearance and dimensions, the same protection against water (but not against dust) according to the IPX8 class. Even the same song about a case made from recycled plastic. However, there seems to be a serious difference.

Officially, the brand of the Kobo Clara 2E chipset is not named. It seems to be something dual-core called Freescale Solo Lite. And the official frequency of the chipset is 1 GHz.

About chipsno, what is in Tolino Shine 4, everything is known. This is a special "reader" chip Allwinner B300 with a frequency of 1.8 GHz. So the chipsets of the readers are definitely different. As different and the amount of RAM. 512 MB for Kobo Clara 2E and 1 GB for Tolino Shine 4.

More serious differences are not visible. Is it unclear if Tolino has the Bluetooth support that Kobo has.

Screen. Before us is a classic modern six-inch (111 cm²) electronic ink reader. Touch screen. The standard resolution is 1072x1448 (300 ppi). There is a backlight with adjustable colorsoh temperature.

Permanent memory - 16 GB. Battery - 1500 mAh. There is dual-band Wi-Fi and Type-C.

Two more words about IPX8 class protection. It means that the reader can be safely dipped in water, but only in clean and fresh water. (Most likely, the case is not hermetic, but the insides of the reader are treated with a special "anti-water" compound).

And about money. €139 (₽8700, $136) at launch.

Tolino Shine 4 main features:

Greyscale screen, E-Ink, 6", 111 cm², 1072x1448, 300 ppi, 16 colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch, backlight, E-InkCarta 1200 HardwareAllwinner B300
1.8 GHz, 4 x Cortex-A7, Mali-400 MP2 Memory RAM 1 GB, ROM 16 GB, no memory card Battery Li-Pol, 1500 mAh Dimensions158.8 x 112.1 x 8.3 mm Weight172 g Cameras- SensorsHall USBType-C v2.0

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