Only in China: the Onda V927 is a 9.7-inch Retina quad-core tablet with Jelly Bean for $240

Only in China: the Onda V927 is a 9.7-inch Retina quad-core tablet with Jelly Bean for $240
If you are in store for a tablet with a great screen, up until the recent Nexus 10, you had little choice aside the 9.7-inch Retina iPad. But iPad prices start from $500 and the Nexus 10 starts from $400, which might not be expensive, but is not cheap either. Now, there is another option - a Retina display 9.7-inch tablet 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



1. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

China ftw :-)

12. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 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.

14. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

And That's why you should Hate China

2. husfus

Posts: 62; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

Great specs & value

3. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012


6. gazmatic

Posts: 818; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

the link is on the end of the news link... where it says source

4. Le05K

Posts: 18; Member since: Nov 04, 2011​a-screen-daul-camera-android-tablet-pc.html

5. gazmatic

Posts: 818; Member since: Sep 06, 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: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Another tablet with that dated Cortex-A7 core design

10. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Cortex A7 is as new as Cortex A15. Make a research man!

8. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

nexus 7 is better

9. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 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: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 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: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

what can you expect?! its a chinese product!

15. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

It's Onda v972. Wrong title

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