Remember when a $199 tablet seemed like a really good deal? Chinese device maker Sunnycube has a model that’s just 1/5th the price.
The upcoming Sunnycube V7 is a 7 inch tablet with an ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software. It’s expected to sell for about 249 yuan in China. That’s about $40 US.
Update: Sources tell me that $40 is the manufacturing cost. The tablet’s more likely to sell for $69 in the US, and maybe a little less in China.
At that price, don’t expect a Nexus 7 or iPad mini killer. The Sunnycube V7 has a low-resolution 800 x 480 pixel display, just 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of storage.
It has a 1.5 GHz VIA WonderMedia WM8880 dual-core processor and front and rear cameras.
By tablet standards it’s not that impressive. By $40 tablet standards, it’s kind of amazing.
The Sunnycube V7 should be available soon in China, and odds are you’ll be able to buy one from an exporter for around $50 or so shortly after that.
Cheap tablets have come a long way since the $150 Augen GenTouch78.