Last year Sony came up with a tablet that featured an E-Ink display the size of an A4 paper, called DPT-RP1 “Digital Paper” tablet. It was a rather big tablet that had a black and white display, came with a stylus for creating documents, PDF annotation and other such facilities. And now, the company posted on its website that it is bringing a new tablet with basically the same specs, but in a smaller A5 paper sized form factor.
The new device named DPT-CP1 “Digital Paper” tablet has a 10.3-inch display with a resolution of 1404 x 1872 at 224 dots per inch and they display is capable of producing 16 levels of greyscale.
The DPT-CP1 comes with 16GB of storage for PDF files. These files can be shared with iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac devices using Sony’s companion app. In terms of the dimensions the device is only 5.9mm thick and weighs around 226 g. According to Sony the device will last around a month on a single charge which makes the experience that of paper.
The previous larger model DPT-RP1 was only available in Japan and was not a mainstream Sony product. And from what we can guess, the new DPT-CP1 will not be much different from its oversized predecessor. According to Sony, the DPT-CP1 will be priced “under” 70,000 yen which is approximately Rs 42,856 in Indian currency which is about Rs 6,550 cheaper that its predecessor. The device is set to hit the Japanese markets in early June.