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8 GB
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Screen Size

The Kobo Forma's screen size is 8 inches with 1440 x 1920 pixels resolution.


There is a built-in backlight for reading in the dark.

8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


This model has no 3G wireless capabilities.

Reading Time

The e-reader is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1200 mAh battery.

Kobo Forma Specs

Release date October 23, 2018
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kindom
No cellular data
SIM card No
Operating System Custom
Processor Freescale IMX6 Solo Lite 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 8 GB
RAM 512 MB
Flightmode Unknown
SAR Unknown
Languages English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1200 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16 x 17.77 x 0.85 cm (6.3 x 7 x 0.3 in)
Weight 197
Water Resistant / Waterproof Waterproof
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP X8
Display / Screen
Type Grayscale
Technology E-ink
Colors No
Resolution 1440 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density 300 pixels
Size 8 inches
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Unknown
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Anti Glare No
Additional Display Features
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Page Turn Key Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Unknown
Screen Reader Unknown
Keypad/Screen Lock Unknown
External Volume Control No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Unknown
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
DLNA Support No
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Video Playback No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack No
Vibration Alert No
Content Formats Supported
Content Formats Supported CBR, CBZ, EPUB, EPUB3, GIF, HTML, JPEG, MOBI, PDF, PNG, RTF, TIFF, TXT
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