Earlier this year Acer introduced a cheap Android tablet called the Iconia A1-830 with a 7.9 inch screen, an Intel Atom Clover Trail+ dual-core processor, and a starting price of $149.
Now it looks like Acer is getting ready to turbocharge its Android tablet lineup with new models featuring faster Intel Atom Bay Trail quad-core chips. Specs for a budget model called the Acer A1-840 leaked recently. It looks like a higher-end model with a more memory and a higher-resolution display is also in the works.
Specs for the Acer A1-840 FHD showed up at the GFXBench website recently.
The tablet reportedly has a 7.9 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel display, an Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, and about 16GB of storage (with 10GB available to users).
It runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat software, has a 5MP rear camera with flash and auto-focus, and a 2MP front-facing camera. Other features include WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and an ambient light sensor.
The cheaper Acer A1-840 will have similar specs, but just 1GB of RAM and a 1280 x 800 pixel display.
Acer hasn’t officially announced either model yet, so we don’t know the price, launch date, or even what the tablets will look like.