The Galaxy Note 8.0 has a 8.0 inch 1280*800 pixel TFT display. And this tablet computer uses 1.6GHz Exynos 4 Quad-Core CPU, 2GB RAM, 4600mAh li battery, runs Android 4.1.2 system. It also has a front and a rear dual cameras. It supports up to 64GB external micro-sd card.
From the pice in UK, we can see it is even more expensive than iPad mini. However, from the specification, its hardware is more strong. If you need a cheap Android tablet, it may be not a good choice!
With the quad-core Android tablets getting more and more popular, the displays used in the tablets are also getting upgraded! And we see many products advertised high definition or retina display. How good the retina display is, today let’s have a look some pictures compared with normal display. The retina display has a very definition: 2048×1536 pixel, while the normal display we chose is 1024×768 pixel!
However, though the retina display provides us much better resolution, it has some disadvantage as well. For example, it costs more power. And cause of the super high definition, some applications may not work very well in the tablet computers. The price of retina display devices may be higher. We should choose the one that suitable for us. In a 7.0 inch tablet uses 1024×768 pixel definition, the performance is also ok. but for a 10 inch or bigger display, you may consider a higher definition version!
After the publish of Ubuntu Touch operating system, it has attacted lots of attention. Because Ubuntu is new for the market of tablet computers. Right now, it’s still unknown if it can compete with the fimilar Android and IOS system. But now there is product already able to run Ubuntu Touch system, which is called Intermatrix U7. We have seen this tablet in this year’s MWC. And there is news said would be available to order in stores around October.
Intermatrix U7 is a quad-core A9 tablet computer. The processor speed is 1.5GHz and has 1GB ram,16GB on-board storage. It also supports external Micro-SD card. 7.0” IPS touchscreen with 1280*800 pixel definition. It has front 0.3MP and rear 2.0MP dual cameras. The internal battery is 4000mAh. The hardware is quit normal. But the price is not cheap. It asks $299.00 in the official site! For that price, a 10.1” Android tablet would be better with cheap price in Tablets World!
4-day MWC2013 was finished on 28th last month. We saw many new products and new technology in the meeting. Samsung published Galaxy Note 8.0 8” Android tablet, Huawei bring us Ascend P2 and Sony showed the new Xperia Tablet Z etc Android Tablets. At the same time, another new product named Harry from Ramos come to us.
From the above pictures, we can see this new Android tablet Harry uses white front panel and white back cover, which looks good and compact. We can also the familar UI (Ramos W30,W30HD all use this UI). Acoording to the official news, this tablet computer would use the 3rd generation Retina display and quad-core CPU (might be Allwinner A31?). It seems to be this tablet would be available to order very soon.
By cooperating with Google and released the Nexus 7 last year, ASUS won the profit and popularity. So, ASUS published the MeMOPAD ME172V immediately in the past CES 2013. Now, a new 7.0” phone tablet using Intel chipset published yesterday.
About the apperance, this 7.0” Android tablet Fonepad uses metallic cover, allover is light and thin. 240g weight and 10.4mm thickness. While about the specification, Fonepad has a 7.0 inch 1280*800 pixel IPS display. The chipset used is the Atom Z2420 (32nm HKMG workmanship, 1.2GHz single-core, 1GB LPDDR2-800 RAM) by Intel published in CES 2013. What’s more, this tablet computer has a rear camera which supports 720P video recording. Fonepad runs Android 4.1.2 jelly bean operating system. The most important thing is that Fonepad has a SIM card slot, you can use a SIM card to make phone call on this tablet.
Close to MWC2013, there are now more and more news about it. As usual, in this meeting, Samsung is the king of it. This time, Samsung seems to will release the Galaxy Note 8.0 as one of its most important product to directly compete with iPad mini tablet computer.
Except that, Samsung finally published the accurate specification of this Android tablet. Galaxy Note 8.0 uses 1280*800 pixel TFT display, 1.6GHz Samsung Exynos 4 Quad core chipset and runs Android 4.1.2 operation system with 2GB ddr ram and 32GB internal storage. What’s more, it will support external micro-sd card, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS functions. However, the price has not published yet. Considering other Samsung products, this 8.0” tablet would be around $400.00.
Though the Tegra 4 from Nvidia has won lots of attention in CES 2013, Google would not use this CPU for the coming Nexus 7 2nd generation 7.0 inch Android Tablet computer. It would comes with Qualcomm APQ 8064 chip quad-core CPU.
APQ 8064 is the latest quad-core high performance CPU released in 2012 by Qualcomm and it is used by kinds of Android tablets and mobile devices manufacturers. While Tegra 4 is the 2013 flagship product by Nvidia, but so far no devices running this CPU yet. Some professional people said the APQ 8064 has been in the market from some time now, its price is more compatitive. Plus the CPU from Qualcomm usually combined 3G,4G network, which can make the design more brief.
So though Nexus 7 uses Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU, considering the cost to produce the tablet computer, Nexus 7 II would say goodbye with Tegra 4. From other news, the Nexus 7 II would come with 1920*1080 pixel HD display and would still choose ASUS to produce. In this year’s Google I/O meeting in May, we should be able to see the Nexus 2 2nd generation 7” Android tablet!