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Kobo's upcoming e-reader is going to be pretty big


Last month, we found out that Kobo still exists, and that it's planning on releasing a new e-reader, called the Aura One. Now thanks to a product listing from a Dutch retailer that went live a bit early, we have a few more details on the upcoming e-reader.

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Featuring a 7.8-inch Carta e-ink display with a 1872 x 1404 resolution, the Kobo Aura One is going to be one of the larger e-readers on the market when it becomes available (the current line of Amazon Kindle devices all come in at six inches). But thanks to that high resolution, screen quality on the larger device looks like it will stay on par with the competition, with a 300dpi, matching that of the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite.

The Aura One will also come with 8GB of storage, and weighs in at 252 grams, according to the listing, which is pretty hefty for an e-reader in 2016. After a tweet teasing a mid-August release from Kobo CEO Michael Tamblyn, we shouldn't have to wait too much longer to find out the full specifications of Kobo's latest e-reader, and to see what it actually looks like. But if the product listing is to be believed, the Aura One will be one of the larger e-readers to hit the market in 2016.

Update: August 10th, 11:00AM ET: Added new leaked images of the Kobo Aura One.