iFlytek Max e-note
The iFlytek Max features a 13.3-inch E INK Carta HD e-paper display with a resolution of 2200×1650 with 207 PPI. The screen is completely flush with the bezel and protected by a layer of glass. The overall color scheme is piano black on the front and back. There is no front-lit display or color temperature system.
Underneath the hood is an 8-core processor, 6GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. If this simply is not enough storage for your needs, there is an SD card slot, capable of housing an additional 128GB of storage. It has Bluetooth 5.0, WIFI and USB-C for transferring documents and charging. It is powered by a 4600 mAh battery. The dimensions are 340mmx5.2×264.4 and weighs 560 g.
It is running Android 9.0, however the last few models such as the AI Note doesn’t allow sideloading apps, so it remains to be seen if this one does or not, I think not. There is a bookstore preloaded on it, but it is exclusively populated with Chinese titles. The UI and all of the menus are also in Chinese. A number of software features also only work with Chinese such as handwriting recognition.
The only value you will find with the iFlytek MAX is reading books that are sideloaded. It has support for PDF, MOBI, EPUB, TXT and most of the Microsoft Office formats. You can also view and edit PDF files, in addition to freehand drawing.
The pen is closely tied to the e-note so that it can only work with the Ai Note Air Pro while the e-note too won’t support any other stylus. It does not require a battery for its power. Rather, it happens to be an electromagnetic resonance pen that can draw the power it needs from the e-note itself.
A unique feature of the pen is its nibs which aren’t the standard WACOM type. With graphite blended into the plastic for the nib, the pen offers enough feedback to allow for a really cool writing experience. There is some bit of resistance introduced which makes it possible to actually hear a bit as you type, which perhaps is as close as it can get to offering the feel of writing on plain paper. But then there is some amount of gliding effect as well but not enough to mar the overall nice writing experience. Further adding to it is the ultra-low latency while the eraser too is among the best in its class.