Chuwi HiPad Air: Budget tablet revealed with a large display and plenty of storage
Chuwi has started selling the HiPad Air, a new model in its HiPad series. While the company is yet to list the tablet on its website, it has started selling the HiPad Air on Banggood where it costs US$199.99. According to the retailer, Chuwi expects to ship the HiPad Air from early October.
A Unisoc T618 SoC lies at the heart of the tablet, which has two ARM Cortex-A75 and six Cortex-A55 cores. A Mali-G52 MP2 is also onboard, which Chuwi complements with 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 128 GB of eMMC flash storage. The latter can be expanded using a microSD card, though.
Chuwi claims that the HiPad Air measures 245 x 157.7 x 7.2 mm, within which it has integrated a 10.3-inch IPS display. The large panel operates at 1,920 x 1,200 pixels and allegedly covers the full DCI-P3 colour space. Above the 16:10 display sits a 5 MP camera that supports a simple 2D facial recognition. There is also a 5 MP rear-facing camera, for reference.
The HiPad Air also offers dual 1 W speakers, a 7,000 mAh battery and a USB Type-C port. Chuwi claims that the tablet will ship with Android 11, although it frequently refers to Android 10 in its marketing material. The company shows off a Bluetooth keyboard and kickstand too, an optional purchase that is unavailable to order currently.