Quad-core Newman S98 tablet comes with Retina display for Y1299

Newman has released its next device to arrive on the scene. The Newman S98 has a good list of extras under the bonnet, including up to 2GB DDR3 of RAM on-board and a RK3188 Cortex A9 quad-core SoC (system on a chip) CPU clocking in at up to 1.6GHz.

Inside, there’s a Retina-grade I-PS panel with 2048 x 1536 resolution within its 9.7-inch frame, also a Mali-400 MP4 quad core graphics processor core handles that 9.7-inch display. The display size and resolution matches the latest iPad.

It comes with internal file space, provided by 16GB of flash storage while there’s MicroSD, up to 32GB, to provide bulk space outside of the device. The operating system running the unit comes courtesy of Android 4.1. Getting external devices connected to the unit is handled firstly, by an HDMI port to connect up to your big-screen TV, while there’s a microUSB port for your peripheral devices.

Next, there is good wireless connectivity available with 802.11b/g/n built-in and Bluetooth handles the lower-power wireless side of things.

There’s a front-facing 2MP camera but somewhat surprisingly only another 2MP image sensor on the back. The Newman S98 lands on the scales with 700g and measures 242 x 189 x 10.8mm. Newman announced this new model back in June 2013 and according to padhz.com, it’ll be priced at Y1299 (around $US212).

NOTE: All specifications are subject to change and may not be correct at time of purchase. Please check before you buy any device that it meets your expectations and requirements.

 

BrandNewman
ModelNewman S98
ProcessorRK3188 Cortex A9 quad-core
ClockUp to 1.6GHz
GPU typeMali-400 MP4 quad core
Screen size (inches)9.7
Screen resolution2048 x 1536
Screen typeI-PS
Operating systemAndroid 4.1
RAM2GB DDR3
Internal storage16GB
External storageMicroSD, up to 32GB
Battery type4000mAh Lithium-ion
Wi-Fi connectivity802.11b/g/n
BluetoothYes
Rear camera2MP
Front camera2MP
Video recordingTBA
Dimensions242 x 189 x 10.8mm
Weight700g
Announce DateJune 2013

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