As an example of tablet innovation, Aikun shows their Solely tab S with a new very interesting Conductive Magnetic Charger technology on the back of the tablet to easily and quickly charge at full power (unlike wireless charging) and for transferring files at full USB speed. Aikun produces 1.3 Million tablets per year selling in over 50 countries through more than 350 distributors, with an annual turnover above $60 Million, Aikun is ramping up mass production of their 7", 8" and 10.1" Voice Call Tablets on MediaTek quad-core MT8382 and octa-core MT6592.
To be ready for mass production from early November, Homido is a french/chinese company making a Virtual Reality Headset in which you can put any smartphone from 4" to 5.7", with 5" being the optimum size they say see http://homido.com/compatibility/ The retail price is to be about $89/69€. The optics are from Taiwan they offer different lenses and a comfort adjustment. They will try to catch the Christmas season, they include 360 video playback software for Android and iOS, and some of the 360 video recording solutions such as the 3D Heroes adapter for 6 GoPros and other cheaper solutions doing it for cheaper.
You can contact Homido here (please only contact if you're a serious distributor):
Mathieu Parmentier, co-founder firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile: +33 676512477 http://homido.com
ICOO presents their cheapest tablets, starting at $24.9 for 10K order with RK3126 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 and $29.9 for dual-core MediaTek based 3G tablets (their website says it might be the old MT6577) Both are with 512MB of RAM, 1GB RAM costs $4 more. $45 for 9", $47 for 10.1" with RK3026 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9. A power bank starts at about $8. Watch my video filmed last year at the ICOO factory here: http://armdevices.net/2013/04/29/icoo-factory-tour/
You can contact ICOO here (please only contact if you are a serious distributor):
Shenzhen Icoo Electronics Technology Co Ltd
Rani Lin email@example.com
Mobile: +86 13670014833
QQ: 315015945 http://www.aoicoo.com
Actions Semiconductor launches their ATM7059 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 with Android 5.0 Lollipop support, at 1.6Ghz on 28nm on UMC's HLP 28nm process with a PowerVR SGX544 GPU, now showing ATM7059 samples in 10.1" 1280x800 tablet samples and shipping the platform through mass production in the first month of 2015 with Android 5.0 Lollipop support. Actions then also teases their 64bit ARMv8 ARM Cortex-A50 series processor to be named ATM9xxx and to be released before the end of the year. Actions launches a low-cost sub-$100 ActDuino S200 development board based on the ATM7029B, with the ActDuino S500 to be released next month based on the ATM7059.
Rockchip XMM6321 is the XG632 dual-core ARM Cortex-A5 chip with the AG620 baseband chip from Intel's Infineon division making ARM with Rockchip for an entry level 3G 2-chip solution, for sub-$30 entry level 3G Rockchip phones, sub-$40 entry level 3G Rockchip Tablets, the 3G baseband part supplied by Intel and this ARM Processor manufactured in Intel's Fab in 28nm (I think perhaps it's designed by Rockchip with Intel's baseband and made at TSMC). Rockchip also designs a 4G LTE module for RK3288 with the Ericsson LM80x. Comming soon before the end of the year will also be One-chip ARM solutions by Rockchip made by Intel with on-die LTE support based on Intel's Sofia baseband.
Allwinner presents the 1st 64-bit Board: Nobel64 Board:
The Nobel64 Board is a dev board based on Allwinner's first 64-bit quad-core processor, which is also the first 64-bit dev board based on application processors from Chinese design houses. Allwinner claims it has industry-leading system performance and ultra-high system integration, they present their Nobel64 Board as suitable for development projects such as tablets, OTT boxes, notebooks, digital signage and AIOs and more.
Octa-Core A83 for HD Tablets:
Based on TSMC's 28nm HPC process, Allwinner A83T is designed to be a high performance and an extremely power-efficient Octa-core processor. For that reason, A83T packs eight highly energy-efficient ARM Cortex-A7 cores that can run simultaneously at around 2.0GHz, and Allwinner says that it implements the advanced big.LITTLE architecture to maximize the battery life. Imaginations Technology's PowerVR GPU is also combined in A83T to deliver balanced graphic processing performance and power consumption. Another noteworthy feature of A83T is its implementation of Allwinner's next-gen SmartColor technology, Allwinner's latest achievements in display technology, for delivering higher image quality with higher resolutions. The first Octa-core tablet sporting Allwinner A83T is to hit in Q4 2014.
Octa-core H8 for Set-top-Boxes:
Allwinner also shows their new Octa-core H8 SoC for high-end gaming and video OTT box markets at the HongKong Electronics Fair. Based on TSMC’s 28nm HPC process, this new SoC delivers high system performance with low heat, enabling ODM/OEM manufacturers to produce Octa-core OTT boxes at competitive BOM costs.
According to Allwinner, the H8 octa-core delivers:
· High-speed high performance computing system
· Premium multimedia features
· Video output system
· High system integration
Maysun T8006 is 8" 1280x800 with up to 13 megapixels in the camera that rotates for selfie mode. Maysun also launches their T7006 6.98" 1280x720 model, both with high quality IPS displays with sensitive G+G touch panels, from 1GB RAM and 8GB Flash.
The fIrst 64bit LTE Tablet out of Shenzhen! With 2GB RAM, 16GB Flash, it runs a 64bit Octa Core ARM Cortex-A53 at 2Ghz with Mali-T760 MP2 and the bulk price is about $145 with built-in on-die LTE!!! Alldocube will also release a slightly lower cost MT8732 quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 also.
Shenzhen Bluetimes Technology Co Ltd presents their latest Set-top-boxes (contact below for samples) such as Realtek RTD1195 ($30-$60 depending on designs for samples), Rockchip RK3288 ($50 samples in HDMI Stick), AmLogic M802 ($79 on Bluetimes B2C websites (2)) and Allwinner A80 Set-top-boxes (samples to be available for $80 next month).
You can contact Bluetimes here to enquire about distribution and to buy samples of these (please only contact them if you are a serious potential distributor):
Selina Song, Sales Manager
Mobile: +86 15889676443
Phone: +86 755 27319033 ext: 8012 firstname.lastname@example.org
skype: ebluetimes-sales2 http://ebluetimes.com
YLW sells 20,000 tablets per month and has a factory employing 100 people. YLW makes a smartwatch with a 2G sim card slot enabling it to be used as a mobile phone, it also features bluetooth and wifi for 60 USD for 2G and 65 USD for 3G. YLW makes a Allwinnner 9.7" A31S based tablet for 119 USD for 500 pieces. YLW also makes 6" (960x540) IPS Mediatek based smartphones a dual for 62 USD and a quad core 82 USD.