Hyundai T7 tablet with quad-core Exynos chip sells for $166

Quad-core chips aren’t just for high-end devices anymore. Last year Google started selling the Nexus 7 tablet with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor for $199, and since then we’ve seen a number of low-cost quad-core tablets, mostly from Chinese companies you’ve probably never heard of.

Now Hyundai (a company you may have heard of, but probably don’t associate with tablets) is offering 7 inch tablet with a 1.4 GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos 4412 processor. You can pick it up from PandaWill for $166.

Hyundai T7

The tablet has the same processor as the popular Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it will offer the same kind of build quality or performance. There’s always a bit of risk involved in ordering one of these Chinese tablets and having them imported to the US or Europe… but the price is pretty hard to beat.

The Hyundai T7 tablet features Mali 400 graphics, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and a 1280 x 800 pixel display with 178 degree viewing angles.

It has a capacitive touch panel with 5-point multitouch, a 2MP rear camera, and 0.3MP front facing camera. There’s also an HDMI port and microUSB port.

The tablet runs Android 4.0 software and features a G-sensor, GPS, Bluetooth, and WiFi. It comes with a 3000mAh battery, but the manufacturer only promises up to 4 hours of run time.

  • nardsbarley

    “It comes with a 3000mAh battery, but the manufacturer only promises up to 4 hours of run time.”

    Sounded pretty good up until then.

    • gdaz

      +1… A -very powerful- quadcore processor with a 3000mAh battery… C’mon!

    • strider_mt2k

      Truly laughable for an Android device.
      Truly.

  • Tom

    HYUNDAI is an Korean company, not Chinese :) and for sure it has better quality than Chinese products. This company is Samsung size or even bigger!

    • gdaz

      This “Hyundai” (tablets) It’s not that Hyundai (cars)…

      • Renee Auclair

        Agreed. One of the complaints western countries have about China is the lack of intellectual property respect. So much so in gadgets that the web site Engadget has a feature called KIRF (keeping it real fake) focusing on (mainland Chinese and other) knockoffs of well-known brands. The worst case was a a store chain, which copied Apple stores, down to the employees’ uniforms (which were probably made in China anyway). Some of the employees thought they were working for the real Apple..

      • me

        The “lack of intellectual property respect” is common to all developing nations, it’s often seen as part of what’s necessary to compete with more established and industrialized countries. The US back in the 19th century was notorious in not respecting European copyrights.

        http://www.nytimes.com/2002/10/14/business/new-economy-intellectual-property-debate-takes-page-19th-century-america.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

      • me

        They are part of the same South Korean conglomerate. The silicon-manufacturing part of Hyundai has been spun-off and is now known as Hynix.

  • Ring

    Hyundai T7 is now just a normal quad core tablet, pipo m9 may be more excellent.