Lemon Read 1 Boyue Likebook M1
Lemon Read is a big player in the educational sector in China and they provide intelligent graded reading solutions for primary and secondary schools. They are basically helping digitize course materials and ebooks. They also provide a suite of products include applications for teachers, parents, and students, and eye-protection readers for students. They have just released a new e-reader called the Lemon Read 1, which is based on the Boyue P6, and it is otherwise known as the Likebook M1.
The Likebook P6 features a 6 inch E INK Carta HD display with a resolution of 1448×1072 with 300 PPI. The screen is flush with the bezel and there is a layer of glass. The bezels along the side are fairly big and chunky, the overall color scheme is piano black. The back of the device has the Likebook logo in gold. There is no physical page turn buttons or a home button, everything that is software driven.
This device is geared towards not only reading during the day, but also night. It has a front-lit display with 24 LED lights, that are underneath the layer of glass and project light evenly across the screen. There are no splotches or grey areas where the light does not cover. This is the most white LED lights I have ever seen in a six inch e-reader.
Uderneath the hood is a quad core 1.6 GHZ processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.
It has Bluetooth 5.1 and this gives you the ability to plugin a pair of wireless headphones or earbuds. It even has support for wireless speakers too. This is great for audiobooks, music, podcasts, TTS or anything that has audio. You can access the internet with WIFI and has a Micro USB port, instead of USB-C. You can use the P6 for a couple of weeks, before you have to recharge, thanks to the 1,750 mAh battery. The dimensions are 152mm by 113mm by 8mm and weighs 165g.
The Likebook P6 is minimalist and if you put it side by side with a dozen other e-readers that have an all black color scheme, it would not really stand out. I believe that on a pure hardware level, the specs are better than most other entry level e-readers, such as the Kindle, Kobo or Nook, these only have a single core processor and you have pay extra for internal storage. The front-lit display puts all of these other models to shame.
It comes with Android 8.1 and has Google Play.