Chinese chip maker Infotmic‘s new iMAPx800 and iMAPx15 processors are dual-core ARM Cortex-A5 chip with Mali 400 graphics. Introduced earlier this year, tablets based on the new chip are starting to show up in China.
Infotmic isn’t trying to compete with Samsung, Qualcomm, or NVIDIA in performance. Instead, the company’s chips offer reasonable performance at a low price — which probably explains why the chips are showing up in tablets with underwhelming specs, but which also have the low prices to match.
MIC Gadget has details of a few different tablets with Infotmic chips, which is where I first noticed the devices. But a quick scan of AliExpress shows a number of tablets with Infotmic processors for prices ranging from as low as $60 to as high as $200.
The cheapest models tend to have 7 inch, 1024 x 600 or lower resolution displays and 512MB of memory.