Article last updated on: Nov 06, 2020

Electronic paper (or e-paper) is a collective name for display technologies that offer paper-like performance - high display clarity and sunlight readability, and all that with very low power consumption (usually ePaper displays do not require any power while the image is not changing).

ePaper displays are found in many devices, and most people will associate ePaper displays with e-readers such as Amazon's Kindle. electronic readers are also available from many other vendors.

The latest e-readers with ePaper displays

Kobo Sage

Kobo's new flagship e-reader, the Sage, features a 8" 1440x1920 E Ink Carta 1200 display, adaptive ComfortLight Pro frontlight. The Sage, which sports 32GB of storage and a 1.8 Ghz quadcore chipset, can be used to take notes with a stylus (sold separately).

Kobo Sage photo

The Sage will ship by the end of October 2021, for $260.

Kobo Libra 2

Kobo's midrange Libra 2 e-reader features a 1264x1680 7-inch E Ink Carta 1200 display, adaptive ComfortLight Pro frontlight and 32BG of storage. The Libra 2 is IPX8 waterproof.

Kobo Libra 2 photo

The Libra 2 will ship by the end of October 2021 for $180.

PocketBook 740 Color

The PocketBook Color 740 is an e-reader that sports a 7.8-inch 1404x1872 color E Ink Kaleido display, with 4096 colors, front light and capacitive touch.

PocketBook 740 Color photo

The e-reader is based on Android OS and features a 1 Ghz dual-core chipset, 16 GB of storage and a microSD card slot.

Bigme S3

The Bigme S3 is an e-reader that sports a color 7.8-inch 1404x1872 E Ink display, front LED-light, 1.8 Ghz chipset and 32 GB of storage. The e-reader is based on an Android 8.1 OS.

Bigme S3 photo

The Bigme S3, is now shipping in China for 3,499 Yuan (around $550).

Xiaomi Mi Reader Pro

Xiaomi's Mi Reader Pro is an e-reader that features a 7.8-inch 1878x1404 (300 PPI) E Ink display with front lighting. The Mi Reader pro has a quad-core chipset, 2GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage.

Xiaomi Mi Reader Pro photo

The Mi Reader Pro is now available via crowdfunding, for 1,099 Yuan (around $170).

Kobo Libra H2O

The Kobo Libra H20 is a high-end waterproof e-reader that features a 7" 1680x1264 (300 PPI) E Ink Carta Display, 8 GB of storage and adjustable color temperature front lighting.

Kobo Libra H2O photo

The Kobo Libra H20 will launch by the end of 2019 for $169.99.

Amazon Kindle Oasis 2019

Amazon's 2019 edition (3rd-Gen) of its flagship e-reader, the Kindle Oasis adds an adjustable front-light light temperature (or warmth as Amazon calls it). The Oasis offers a 7" 300 PPI E Ink display, 8/32 GB of storage, 12 LEDs front light and comes in either Graphite or Champagne Gold colors.

Amazon Kindle Oasis 2019 photo

The Kindle Oasis 2019 (3rd-Gen) will ship on July 24 starting at $249.99 (8GB, with special offers).

NOOK GlowLight Plus

Barnes & Noble NOOK GlowLight Plus is the company's 2019 e-reader that features a large 7.8" E Ink display, front lighting (B&N's glowlight tech) and has 8GB of memory and is water proof.

NOOK GlowLight Plus photo

The NOOK GlowLight Plus will start shipping by the end of May 2019 for $199.99.