Two 9.7-inch ICS tablets coming from Shenzhen with a wholesale price of $120
The guys over at Engadget spotted two Android 4.0.3-running tablets at the CeBIT show last week that offer relatively basic specs, but have an exciting wholesale price of $120. Reportedly, the portable devices will be shipped direct to OEMs (not consumers, unfortunately), so if the slates ever make it to Europe or the USA, the price tag is likely to increase.
These two tablets, dubbed Viota and Yitoa M9704, are actually manufactured by two different companies both headquartered in Shenzhen.
The Viota is equipped with a capacitive multitouch-enabled in plane switching (IPS) display that measures 9.7-inch in diagonal and has an XGA native resolution of 1024-by-768 pixels. Furthermore, it is driven by a Boxchip A10 (Cortex A8-based) central processing unit that incorporates one core with a clock frequency of up to 1.5GHz and the Mali-400 graphics card. Under the hood, there are also 512MB of operating memory and 4GB for storing data.
Other specs include a Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n adapter, dual cameras (2MP and 5MP), a SIM card slot for 3G connectivity and a built-in 6000mAh battery which supposedly delivers up to 8 hours of runtime after a single charge.
The M9704 slate built by Yitoa packs the same-sized screen and resolution minus the IPS technology. Moreover, it sports a Cortex A8 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of internal memory and comes with a keyboard dock/case.
Users are also provided with a Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n module, two integrated cameras (0.3MP and 2MP) and a 3000mAh battery (no word on battery life on this one).