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7.8" touchscreen with 300ppi

BOOX Nova, Pro, Nova 2

  • Made by: Onyx
  • Released: 2018, 2019 Pro, 2020 Nova 2, 2021 Nova 3
  • Predecessor:
  • Languages Supported: Various
  • File Types Supported: PDF, EPUB , TXT, DJVU, HTML, RTF, FB2, DOC, MOBI, CHM


  • 7.8 inch E Ink Carta™ display with highest resolution (300 ppi). It is 68% larger than a 6" screen. It is A5 size minus the typical margins.
  • When reading your favorite books, you can highlight and annotate the sentences that are important to you. You can also bookmark the whole pages and look up the dictionary when you come across new words.
  • Warm light hue, cold light hue or mixture? It is all at your fingertips. You can adjust the brightness and hue of the front light to your preferred level. Warm light is recommended for nighttime reading as it helps to improve your sleep at night.
  • New E Ink regal refresh technology leaves no shadow and ghosting lines after page turns and provides you a clearer reading view.
  • With both capacitive touch and Wacom stylus touch, Nova Plus allows users not only to take notes, sketch and draw, but also to make handwritten notes directly on top of PDF books. (This feature is not available for Nova with front light.)
  • In order to provide better user experience to the third-party Apps on BOOX, we introduced BOOX EInk App Store from firmware V1.9.1. The Apps downloaded from the store would be more compatible with slower-refresh E Ink screens.
  • USB Type-C, plug in either way, faster and more powerful, supports Media Transfer Protocol (MTP)

We supply three-versions of Nova: Nova, Nova Plus, and Nova Pro. All specifications of the three are the same aside from Nova features listed below:

  • Nova: Front light + Capacitive touch screen
  • Nova Plus: Capacitive touch + Wacom stylus touch, but without front light
  • Nova Pro: Capacitive touch + Wacom stylus touch, and includes front light with CTM.
  • Nova 2: Same as Nova Pro except bigger processor, more memory, dual frequency Wi-Fi, USB-C OTG, a microphone, larger battery, and Android 9 as mentioned in the next section.



  • Screen: 7.8" HD E Ink Carta Screen 1872x1404 (300 dpi) 16 grayscale, Capacitive touch
    • Pro and Nova 2: Front Light with CTM (Warm and Cold adjustable)
    • Plus, Pro: Capacitive touch + Wacom stylus touch
    • Nova 2: Electromagnetic pen touch stylus (4096-level pressure sensitivity)
  • Processor: Cortex-A17 1.6GHz Quad-core
    • Nova 2: Octa-core 2.0GHz
  • RAM: 2GB LPDDR3 memory
    • Nova 2: 3GB - 3GB LPDDR4X on Nova 3
  • Storage: 32GB EMMC storage
    • Nova 2: adds external storage via OTG
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.1
    • Nova 2: Dual frequency 2.4 and 5.0 GHz
  • Buttons: back, power
  • Monitor interface:Type-C
  • Audio: 3.5mm headphone jack
    • Nova 2: adds microphone.
    • Nova 3: adds speaker.
  • Battery capacity:2800mAh Li-Polymer battery
    • Nova 2: 3150mAh
    • Battery life:Up to 4 weeks (standby mode)
  • Dimension: 196.3 × 137 × 7.7mm
  • Weight: 240g, Nova Pro is 275g
    • Nova 2: 265g.
  • Connection: USB-C
    • Nova 2: adds OTG



The progress is from 2018 original Nova, 2019 Nova Pro, 2020 Nova 2, 2021 Nova 3

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