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.
|Processor||Rockchip RK3188 quad-core Cortex A9|
|Clock||Up to 1.6GHz|
|GPU type||ARM Mali-400 MP4|
|Screen size (inches)||7.85|
|Operating system||Android 4.2|
|External storage||MicroSD, up to 32GB|
|Battery type||4800mAh Lithium-ion|
|Announce Date||June 2013|
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