E-ink displays have come a long way in the past few years. E-ink is continuing to innovate to stay relevant. It is true that e-readers are struggling to keep pace with tablets. According to an E-ink spokesperson, the next generation of E-ink e-readers will have high-resolution, 768 by 1024 pixel, 6-inch displays. They will offer faster page turns as well. Color E-ink e-readers will have to wait though.
The color displays have primarily gotten some traction in the textbook market… The production cost has gone down, and the quality of the color has gotten better. Those two factors mean color is bound for E Ink screens. We’ve gotten the color filter closer to the micro capsules, which means you’re allowing more light to reflect off of the display. And when you put that front light on it, it looks even better.
explained E-Ink’s spokesperson Sriram Peruvemba. Let’s hope top e-reader makers continue to innovate to bring better e-readers to the market in the upcoming years. Tablets may have all the momentum in the world but e-readers still matter.