Hyundai T7: cheaper than the Nexus 7, looks like the Galaxy Note 8.0, and has the Galaxy S III’s CPU
Hyundai may be a huge company building everything from cars to ships, but it’s probably not one you associate with tablet making. That may change in the future, though, as Hyundai’s T7 is a pretty interesting offering in an increasingly crowded space.
First of all, it runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and there’s absolutely no reason to expect it to ever get updated to anything else. What’s interesting is that this is the second tablet to get out sporting a physical Home button in the past few days – the first being the oft-rumored Galaxy Note 8.0. In fact, the Hyundai T7 shares a lot of design traits with Samsung’s next Note, but it is smaller. As the name might imply, the T7 is a seven-incher.
The Samsung connection goes further, though, for the Hyundai T7 is powered by an Exynos 4412 chipset. Yes, that’s the same quad-core 1.4 GHz arrangement seen in the Samsung Galaxy S III.
But the main thing you’ll remember about the T7 will undoubtedly be its price: $166. At least that was what online store PandaWill was asking for it back when its listing was online. We’re unable to tell if this was an error or their servers are simply having a bad day.
Still, if that price is real it makes an interesting competitor to the Asus-made Google Nexus 7. The Hyundai T7 comes with a 7-inch 1,280×800 touchscreen, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of built-in storage expandable via microSD, a 2 MP camera, Wi-Fi, and a 3,300 mAh battery.
That capacity is disappointing, as is the software version, but for some these may not be real issues. Here’s hoping that we’ll see the Hyundai T7 in more places soon.
Via GSM Arena
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