Xiaomi has finally officially announced the stats for the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 tablet. Releasing first as an Android tablet (with a Windows 10 model to follow), the Mi Pad 2 has a 7.9-inch display, is 6.95mm thick and weighs 322g. The tablet runs on an Intel X5-Z8500 processor clocked at 1.44GHz / 2.24GHz burst, and carries Intel HD graphics with 2GB of RAM. Two models are available - 16GB and 64GB, and the rear camera is a good-for-a-tablet 8MP, while the front-facer is 5MP. The display resolution is an impressive 2048 x 1536 pixels and the tablet supports the new USB Type-C port. It all runs on a 6190mAh battery, which gives, apparently, 648 hours standby time, 100 hours of music playback or
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Next up in the battle of the bulky bruisers of the tablet world is the Algiz RT7 from Handheld: a 7-inch Android tablet from Sweden. The tablet has a 7-inch TFT LCD display at 1024 x 600 pixels. It runs Android 5.1.1 on a quad-core Snapdragon processor with 1GB of RAM and 16GB storage. Rubber bumbers protect the casing and it is IP65 and MIL STD 810G certified, so it’s good for a 4-foot drop on concrete and works at up to 15,000ft. As with all the rugged slates, it’s a bulky beast at 24mm thick. It weighs 650g and runs on a 6,000mAh battery. The rear cam is 8MP while the front-facer is a pretty standard 2MP cam, and it supports WiFi, 4G LTE and VGA. The RT7 will launch at $1149 and has an optional extra b
Graphics gods NVIDIA paved the gaming tablet path with their Shield tablet, which went beyond its calling by being a great all-rounder. Next up is the Shield K1 tablet, which has an attractive price tag and similar strong stats. The 8-inch tablet has a Full HD, 1920 x 1080 pixel display and and runs on a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage (expandable via micro SD). Both cameras are 5MP and it has front-facing stereo speakers for when headphones get too much or watching videos. It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop but will be updated to Marshmallow upon release. While it has an attractive $199 price tag, this is shipping bare bones, with the controller, case, stylus and charger all sold separately.
The new Chuwi eBook dual boot Android and Windows tablet ships with a stylus designed to work with its pressure-sensitive display that apparently supports 1024 levels of pressure. The tablet is a 10.1-inch slate with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. It runs on an Intel Atom Z3736F processor with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Maybe to accommodate the extra tech or just to keep the designing going, it runs on am 8,000mAh battery. The rear camera is a 5MP OmniVision unit and on the front is a 2MP regular cam. The downside is it dual boots to either Android 4.4 or Windows 8, both old versions. [gallery link="file"] Via gizchina
Uncovered in the Geekbench database, listings reveal that the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 tablet will run on an Intel Atom X5-Z8500 processor. The X5-Z8500 is a quad-core, 64 bit chip clocked at 2.24GHz. It will be backed up by 2GB of RAM and runs Android 5.1 with Xiaomi’s custom MIUI interface. Release dates are TBA but we’re a little closer to learning about Xiaomi’s next big hope. Via tablet-news
With high-street retail stores removing the likes of Kindle from their shelves, what will it take to revitalise the E-ink reader market? The flexible, 13.3-inch Onyx Boox reader is going to have a try early next year, with its 13.3-inch display at a huge 2200 x 1650 pixel resolution. Originally due out in October, the Onyx Boox also has an inductive screen that will allow for a stylus to be used to write notes, draw and annotate, using Android as the bedrock OS. The price is TBA but if it’s right there could be a slight swing back for the currently unexciting E-ink market. Via tablet-news
When wearables get weird: Rufus Cuff wrist tablet looks like it should have a built-in blaster (but doesn’t)
Still clinging to the 60s through 80s vision of the future? The Rufus Cuff should tick the wrist tablet box. Looking like a blaster unit from the future, the Rufus Cuff has passed its Indiegogo trial and become a real product. The 3.2-inch display is worn on the wrist and runs Android, so a one-fingered tap can bring up text, email, etc. (all within wifi range, through, there’s no SIM card slot). It’s slated as not only a tablet, but also a fitness tracker, with its GPS, accelerometer and gyroscope. Unfortunately, some much smaller devices are out there for the serious fitness fanatic. The Rufus Cuff will ship in 2016 and costs $249. Via tablet-news
The upcoming Teclast X16 tablet will run both Android 5.1 and Windows 10 in a dual-boot system. The X16 will have an 11.6-inch full HD display and runs an Intel Atom x7-Z8700 Cherry Trail processor with a whopping 8GB of RAM. It is currently available to pre-order for $425 and supports WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and has 64GB internal storage, which can be boosted via microSD. There’s also a USB 3.0 port, along with the micro USB connection and micro HDMI port. A special companion pen will also launch with the X16 but won’t come bundled at the basic price. Further to the X16, the cheaper Teclast X16 Pro will also be released, cutting the RAM to 4GB and running on an Intel Atom x5-Z8500 processor.
Following Samsung’s teaser at IFA 2015, info on their new big-form tablet has slowly trickled out amid much speculation. Now the Samsung Galaxy View tablet has been officially announce, complete with full specs. The tablet has an 18.4-inch, Full HD display and is designed to provide “mobile entertainment” – though with a screen bigger than the average laptop, we’d hope it doubles as a good workstation, too. The tablet runs Android 5.1 on an octacore Exynos 7580 processor clocked at 1.6GHz and with 2GB of RAM. Undermining the portable entertainment tag slightly is the 1.65kg weight – it won’t be an everyday carry item but occasional trips won’t be back-breakers. To help this situation, it comes with a han
Supermarket giant Tesco made a huge dent in the Android tablet market with their across-the-board high-scoring budget Hudl and Hudl 2 tablets. The Hudl 2, currently £99, was a huge success but Tesco has now announced that's it and their tablet days are over. Support for existing Hudl tablets will continue but there's no new designated for the creation of a Hudl 3. They've gone out on a high, with their 8.3-inch HD tablets making their way into almost a million UK homes and setting a standard for low-cost tablets. Via tablet-news