PIPO U8 includes quad-core CPU, 7.85-inch iPad mini I-PS panel

pipou8Popular tablet brand PIPO has launched its new iPad mini-like tablet called the PIPO U8.

It’s a compact tablet with a 7.85-inch I-PS panel and 1024×768-pixel resolution. It’s powered by the CPU of the moment – Rockchip’s popular RK3188 quad-core SoC CPU, accompanied by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board flash. It’s loaded with Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) and you can further expand the storage with another 32GB via MicroSD card slot.

There are two cameras on-board, a basic 2MP front-facing camera plus a higher-quality 5MP image sensor on the back. The PIPO U8 comes with a sizeable 4000mAh Lithium-ion battery, although there’s no word yet on estimated battery life. It includes 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless networking.

The Rockchip RK3188 SoC CPU is a quad-core design based on ARM’s Cortex A9 technology, coupled with its Mali-400 MP4 quad-core graphics engine. The SoC is unusual in that its manufactured at a smaller 28-nanometre scale whereas most Cortex A9 CPUs were made at a time when 40-nanometre production was all the rage. The smaller scale build means the RK3188 in theory should have a lower power consumption, making it a good choice for battery-powered devices.

The tablet is on sale now at the PIPO Store for $176.

BrandPIPO
ModelPIPO U8
ProcessorRockchip RK3188 quad-core Cortex A9
ClockUp to 1.6GHz
GPU typeARM Mali-400 MP4
Screen size (inches)7.85
Screen resolution1024×768
Screen typeI-PS
Operating systemAndroid 4.2
RAM2GB DDR3
Internal storage16GB
External storageMicroSD, up to 32GB
Battery type4800mAh Lithium-ion
Wi-Fi connectivity802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth4.0
Rear camera5MP
Front camera2MP
Video recordingTBA
Dimensions200x137x8.5
WeightTBA
Announce DateJune 2013

 

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