World’s cheapest ARM Cortex-A9 Tablet thus far (single core), it is to be sold at $95 FOB Shenzhen, meaning for orders of at least 500 pieces. Add taxes, import, licences, profit margins and the retail price in Europe and USA may be around $149/149€.
Here are the specs:
AmLogic 8726-M ARM Cortex-A9 Single Core 800Mhz
ARM Mali-400 graphics
Android 2.2 (2.3, 3.0 updates possible, depends on Google policies)
7″ resistive (capacitive available for about $30 extra)
WiFi, Bluetooth, Accelerometer
USB 2 host/device connector
HDMI output with 1080p full video codecs support (maximum video bitrate to be tested later.. Do you know of online benchmarks for video playback on this AmLogic, please write in comments)
Flash 10.1, 3G Dongle, GPS (optional, requires extra module)
www.moonse.com.cn is showing this 7″ AmLogic 800mhz ARM Cortex-A9 based tablet. Showing some of its impressive Mali-400 graphics capabilities on a HDTV, basically it’s like having a PS3 console in your pocket. They are also making 8″ 4:3 and 10.1″ 16:9 versions as well.
Special Show for Tablets and Smartphones indeed. These girls are walking the catwalk on funky music to show the collection of the latest Chinese tablets and smartphones being launched at the Shenzhen Electronics Fair. Fun! Now we just need subtitles. The first to recognize and list all the tablets and smartphones in this catwalk in the comments can win a donut.
Archos Technology (Shenzhen) Co Ltd has a big booth in the middle of the Shenzhen Electronics Fair, there is a lot of interest for Archos and Arnova products in the Chinese market and developing countries. They have of course invited me to their Shenzhen offices tomorrow where I will try to film some awesome behind the scenes videos for you showing how Archos makes things happen here in Shenzhen, I’ll try to film at their factories if possible.
Why pay $800 for an iPhone (or $199 on 2-year $2000 contract), when you can buy an Android version for $149 and not have to pay anything further, other that perhaps a pre-paid plan. This one uses the Mediatek ARM9 460Mhz with DSP, runs Android Froyo. You can watch my Mediatek video from Mobile World Congress, they are one of the leaders in making these lowest cost ARM SoC solutions for Android smartphones, their next generation adds support for 3G networks. This $149 Sinoteck H2000 Hero comes with a 3.5″ HVGA capacitive touch screen, excellent Android implementation by Mediatek, that one is GPRS/GSM only though, Sinoteck also sells a Qualcomm MSM7200A based version for 3G/WCDMA support but for an additional $50.
Android 2.2 GPS WIFI Analog TV Dual Card Quad Band 3.2″ Touch Screen Phone FG8
just 116usd you could attract every pretty girl’s attention
– Operating system:Google Android 2.2
– Built in GPS and support voice navigation
– CPU: MTK 6516 600MHZ
– RAM:256M,ROM:512M,extend to 32GB max
– 3.2 inch touch screen;HVGA PX:320*480
– Quadband GSM:850/900/1800/1900 MHZ
– WIFI high-speed Internet connectivity
– Analog TV free
– FM radio
H2000 3.5″ Capacitance Touch Screen WIFI cell phones Quad Band Android 2.2 TV
just 149usd you could take it travel around the world
Sunshing06.com is designing these PCBA ARM Powered motherboards for tablets, set-top-box and other devices. The motherboard with the 1Ghz ARM11 processor is just $40. It supports 1080p at up to 30mbitps. Add to that a touch screen, battery and you’ve got a tablet. Or add some the connectors and you’ve got a set-top-box!
The fair is awesome. I found a lot of very interesting cheap Android smartphones and tablets. Look forward to my uploads coming up. The internet upload speed is too slow to upload video at the press center, I’ll try to upload elsewhere in Shenzhen. Please subscribe to my RSS feed (add my RSS to your Google Reader) and subscribe to my YouTube channel to get my latest videos from Shenzhen and Hong Kong during these next 10 days. I talked with several very cool Shenzhen based manufacturers, they are inviting me to go film some behind the scenes videos at their factories and interview the engineers at work on cool future products, so look forward to those videos to be posted here also during these next few days!
This is the type of stuff I am looking for. Sub-$150 Android smartphone, with 3.2″ or larger capacitive touch screens, decent looking Android install. This one comes with 3.2″ capacitive and Android Froyo support. Please do some search for this on the web and please post full specs in comments so that I can update this page with the full specs. This one may be based on the Mediatek MTK6516 460Mhz ARM9 with 208MHz DSP.
The price is $380 unlocked (2499 Chinese remimbi) (no further contracts needed, that’s about half the price of the iphone4 without a contract), for an Android phone with a same type of retina resolution display as on the iphone4. I think it uses the Samsung Hummingbird ARM Cortex-A8 1Ghz processor with 512MB RAM (also sounds similar to the specs of the iphone4). There are actually many Meizu stores all over Shenzhen, I guess Meizu is a major gadgets brand selling here. Do you think Meizu is a bit too obvious at copying Apple’s design?
CPU: 1 Ghz Cortex A8-based Samsung S5PC110
Graphics Processor: Power VR 540 GPU
Audio chip: Texas Instruments TLV320AIC36
Memory: Memory: 512 Mb ROM / 512 Mb RAM
Networks: GSM, GPRS, EDGE, 3G network support: WCDMA, HSDPA and HSUPA with speeds of 7,2/5,76 Mbps (Both schould work in Europe). Only supports the 2100 Mhz band of WCDMA. Check google for info in your country supports the 2100 Mhz band.
Dimensions: 59,8 x 113 x 11 mm
Weight: 123 grams
Expansion slot: Micro SD / TF – No built-in storage, microSDHC support. (Will come with either an 8GB or 16GB TF card)
Display: 3.56″ (49.92 x 74.88 mm), 960×640 pixel resolution, 16 million colors
Operating System: Android 2.2 Modified by Meizu(Includes English language), Android 2.3 will be released in the next firmware update.
Camera: 5 megapixels camera, Pictures in 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, Records videos in 720p HD (1280×720) at 30 FPS, No flash in the first version
Battery: 1370 mAh
Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1 / WiFi 802.11b/g/n (Different WLAN module compared to M8, WiFi tethering is supported) / A-GPS / TV-out (via mini USB, no HDMI. Not sure if included in the first version)
Ports: Mini USB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Welcome to my extensive video-coverage coming up here on ARMdevices.net showing you all the newest coolest Chinese gadgets. Not only are basically all your consumer electronics devices made in China, more and more are now also designed and engineered by Chinese companies. Expect consolidation, disruption, innovation, I am going to be looking for new awesome value in Android tablets, Android Smartphones, Android Set-top-boxes and any number of other devices in other tech areas.
I will try to film some of the behind the scenes of the impressive market production domination that this region has on consumer electronics, but it’s not sure that I get the right connections and authorisations to film in actual factories in this region, I’ll try.
Look forward to these events that I will post over 50 videos from during the next 10 days:
– 8-10th April Shenzhen Electronics Fair read more
– 12-15th April China Sourcing Fair at Asia World Expo Hong Kong read more
– 13-16th April HKTDC Electronics Fair Hong Kong read more
It’s been years that I have been wanting to come to these bi-annual consumer electronics shows, now I am here in Shenzhen for 5 days, then going to Hong Kong for 5 days, I will try to film you the best possible videos of the latest that is going on here.
If you would like to help me make sure I find the coolest companies here to video-blog, please click on the trade show links above and do some searches for the Shenzhen or Hong Kong based companies that you know about and check if they are exhibitors, and if one of the cool manufacturers are here, please let me know by email to my email@example.com or comment here so I’ll try to interview their representatives and show their latest products. Let me know to my email firstname.lastname@example.org or here in the comments if you know or if you are a cool Shenzhen or Hong Kong based company that I should definitely check out and video-blog about.