Chinese chip maker Allwinner says tablets powered by its new low-power, dual-core A23 processor are due to ship starting in October. That basically means you’ll see low-cost tablets from Chinese device makers shipping entry-level tablets based around the new 40nm processor soon.
Allwinner says at launch we should see tablets with 7, 7.85, and 9 inch displays and screen resolutions ranging from 800 x 480 to 1280 x 800.
The Allwinner A23 chip is said to use 50 percent less power than competing dual-core chips such as the Rockchip RK3168 — although based on my experience with Allwinner devices, I wouldn’t be surprised if it also offers a fraction of the performance.
It’s an ARM Cortex-A7 dual core processor with a clock speed of 1.5 GHz, which makes it a bit faster than the Allwinner A20 chip which launched earlier this year.