Only in China: the Onda V927 is a 9.7-inch Retina quad-core tablet with Jelly Bean for $240
If you thought China, you are spot on. The Onda V972 is the product we are talking about and it is packing quite the muscle for merely $240.
First of all, it has the same 9.7″ capacitive IPS display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels as the iPad. It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (with plans to get soon updated to 4.2), is almost as thin as the iPad and weighs almost as much at 1.4 pounds (649 grams).
The good does not end here. With 2GB of RAM it actually beats the iPad, plus while it has 16GB of internal storage you can expand this with microSD cards. There is both a rear and front facing cameras at 5MP and 2 megapixels.
Amazingly, it also pakcs an 8,000mAh battery that is said to last between 8 and 10 hours.
The Onda V927 does not support 3G out of the box, but you can use a separate dongle to get cellular data.
Not just that, it has a quad-core processor as well, but here is the catch - it is a less powerful Cortex A7-based one. They just had to take at least one shortcut. Even with that the $240 price tag seems amazing, even too good to be true. And one thing we are sorely missing is high-res images of the device.
It is real, though, and it is coming soon. We’d try to update you when it hits Chinese retailers, If you are feeling adventurous to have it shipped all the way from Asia. On second thought, this should also mean the $99 tablet is not a pipe dream too, right?
source: Onda Tablet via Liliputing
12. AnTuTu (Posts: 688; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)
And I am still waiting for Oppo finder 5 to be released on 12/12/12. What a beauty we are going to see.
3. darkskoliro (Posts: 955; Member since: 07 May 2012)
WHERE CAN I BUY ALL THESE CHINESE GOODIES I COULD TOTALLY SAVE A FEW BUCKS
6. gazmatic (Posts: 572; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
the link is on the end of the news link... where it says source
4. Le05K (Posts: 18; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
5. gazmatic (Posts: 572; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
nice specs. nice price. i went on their site. it is very helpful. i might consider buying one of these for my sister
7. yowanvista (Posts: 299; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
Another tablet with that dated Cortex-A7 core design
10. hung2900 (Posts: 781; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
Cortex A7 is as new as Cortex A15. Make a research man!
9. ajac09 (Posts: 1365; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
Chinese electronics went from late last year being s**tty horrible specs and to expensive to these now. Id love to see more Chinese electronics released to US retail. Even there clone phones are getting good.
11. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
Although there is always a chance to question the prices of some of these gadgets, I also question ultra low priced ones.
13. MC1123 (Posts: 1236; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
what can you expect?! its a chinese product!