The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 apparently won’t be the only 8-inch tablet from a Top 5 smartphone manufaturer to be launched in the near future.
That’s because ZTE has an eight-incher of its own headed to a store near you. The company officially introduced the V81 tablet today.
The ZTE V81 comes with an 8″ 1,024×768 touchscreen, a dual-core 1.4 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of built-in storage space, microSD card slot, a 2 MP rear camera, a 0.3 MP front-facing camera, 21 Mbps HSPA mobile data connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, a 3.5 mm headset jack, HDMI out, and a 3,700 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Its dimensions are 200x156x11.07 mm.
This will undoubtedly be offered by ZTE to many carriers across the world, so you may see it launch in some places sans the Chinese company’s branding. And in some others it may of course be sold as a ZTE product (hopefully with a more inspiring name attached).
The ZTE V81 has a screen with 4:3 aspect ratio, mimicking the iPad Mini, and it also comes with the same resolution as Apple’s small tablet. This is unlike what we’ve heard so far about Samsung’s upcoming contender in this space, which apparently will feature the 16:10 aspect ratio that’s the most common among Android tablets.
Unfortunately we can’t tell you anything about the V81′s pricing or any kind of release time frame. It is, however, safe to assume that ZTE will be showcasing it at its booth at Mobile World Congress next month. With its specs, though, the V81 should be a pocket-friendly offering in more ways than one.
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