Kobo Arc Technical Specs

16 million colours +

1.5 GHz dual-core processor for smooth, seamless entertainment

Kobo Arc Technical Specs

Available colours

Black and white.

Connectivity

Wi Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Micro USB cable.

Audio

Built-in dual front-facing speakers and universal 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack with SRS TruMedia™ sound.

Device size

189 X 120 X 11.5 mm (7.4 x 4.7 x 0.5 in)

Weight

364 g. (12.8 oz)

Diagonal display size

7" multi-touch IPS display.

Screen qualities

1280 x 800 HD resolution; 215 ppi; displays 16.4 million colours; clarity at extra wide viewing angles (+/-) 89 degrees.

Camera

720p HD front-facing camera (1.3 MP). Autofocus. Face detection with Face Unlock. Skype™ Certified.

Navigation

Home, back, and menu touch sensors. Power and volume buttons.

Processor

1.5 GHz dual core processor. 1 GB RAM.

Graphics and video

Dual-core graphics. Up to 1080p video playback. Support for 3D games.

Operating System

Open access to Android™ 4.0.

Storage

16, 32, and 64 GB models.

Battery life

10 hours of reading and 2 weeks of standby.

Content

over 4 million books

Social reading

Reading Life™, Kobo Pulse™, Facebook Timeline.

Fonts

TypeGenius, font tuning engine designed for the best readability. Choice of 3 font styles, 15 font sizes, adjustable font sizes, and weight.

Advanced features

Android customization features such as resizable widgets and Face Unlock. SRS TruMedia™ sound specifically tuned for tablets.

Software

Tapestries — Kobo's exclusive interface for easy content discovery.

Supported file formats

Books: ePUB, including fixed layout and enhanced ePUB.
Images: JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP.
Audio: MP#, AAC, AAC+, MP3,.3gp, mp4, m4a, flac, ogg, wav, mid.
Video Formats: 3gp, mp4, webm, H.263, H.264, VP8.

Web browsing

Android 4.0 web browser.

Media

Music Player, Photo Gallery, Video Player. SRS TruMedia™ that provides a wider sound field, deeper bass, and natural stereo sound. 5.1 surround sound support over headphones.

Pre-loaded apps

Facebook, Twitter, and Skype. Stream music from Rdio, access your magazines and newspapers through Zinio and PressReader. Google apps: Google Play, Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, Street View, Calendar, Contacts, Google+, and Google Chat.

In the box

Kobo Arc, AC power adapter, documentation.

The Kobo Advantage

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Screen

7" (1280 x 800)

7" (1280 x 800)

7" (1280 x 800)

Size

120 x 189 x 11.5mm

119 x 189 x 11.43mm

120 x 198.5 x 10.45mm

Weight

364 g. (12.8 oz)

395 g. (13.9 oz)

340 g. (11.9 oz)

Storage

16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB models.

16 GB, 32 GB

16 GB, 32 GB

Processor

Dual-core 1.5 GHz processor

Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor

Quad-core 1.3 GHz processor

Ad-free

Yes

No

Yes

AC adaptor

Yes

No

Yes

Tapestries

Organize your content thematically.

No

No

Discovery

Recommendations tailored to your interests, not just purchase history.

No

No

Android

Open access to Android.

No

Yes

Personalization

Mix and match with Kobo SnapBacks.

No

No

*SRS TruMedia is incorporated under license from SRS Labs, Inc.
**Android, Gmail, YouTube and other marks are trademarks of Google, Inc.