Chinese device maker Pipo introduced a handful of new tablets earlier this month, and now at least one model is available for purchase. One of the most intriguing is the Pipo T9. It’s an 8.9 inch tablet with a full HD display, an 8-core processor, and a selling price of about $250 when you order from a number of stores at online marketplace AliExpress.

Pipo T9

The Pipo T9 features an 8.9 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel IPS display, a 2 GHz MediaTek MT6592 ARM Cortex-A7 octa-core processor with Mali-450 graphics, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage.

The tablet features WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and WCDMA/GSM capabilities, sports a 13MP rear camera with an LED flash and auto-focus, and a fixed-focus 2MP front camera.

Other features include a 7300mAh battery, HDMI and microSD card ports, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software.

All told, while the Pipo T9 may not be the fastest or cheapest tablet money can buy (and support for Chinese tablets like this can be a bit hit or miss), the spec sheet is hard to beat for the price.

via AndroidPC.es

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10 replies on “Pipo T9: 9 inch, octa-core Android tablet for about $250”

  1. Colin’s first tablet, execellent – Tower i3 3.3 ghz, laptop i5 2.5 ghz each bootup time 2.30min – PIPOT9 bootup time 0.3.

    Excellent camera, Excellent quilty screen happy happy happy again.

    Excellent quilty amazing true amazing, thank you again – amazing.

    Colin

  2. A7, ARM redefines the entry level. The processor is simpler than the Cortex A8 and in theory a little slower – 1.9 MIPS per MHz against 2 for A8 – but some improvements to make it more effective final. The shorter pipeline (8 floors against 13) and predicting improved connection can increase the effectiveness (and loss in case of problems) and the FPU is more effective. And ARM Cortex A7 indicates that the 28-nm up to 1.5 GHz, while the usual implementations are limited A8 1.2 GHz in 4x nm.

    The simplicity of the Cortex A7 has two advantages: small size – and therefore lower production costs – and very low power consumption. For size, ARM talking about 0.5 mm ² 28 nm, where a 65nm A8 is 4 mm ² and 2.5 mm ² 4x nm. For consumption, same thing, ARM refers to a factor of 5 compared to a conventional Cortex A8 4x nm.

  3. What are the specs on this ‘octa-core’?
    The pricing on the unit and manufacturer of the SOC tells me that the selling point is the term “octa-core” and not specifically any real performance differences when compared to better quality quad core offerings.
    Plus good luck getting updates… Ever.

    1. Cortex A7 is basically a more energy efficient alternative to Cortex A15… So it’s more about power efficiency and performance per watt than raw performance…

      However, this is one of the few true Octo Cores and not a hybrid like ARM’s big.LITTLE configuration. So, as long as the tasks are properly multi-threaded, then you can see pretty good performance from this but that isn’t always the case and so performance would vary depending on what you’re doing and whether it fully takes advantage of all the cores or not…

      https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mediatek-MT6592-SoC.111604.0.html

    2. Actually, an Android 4.4 Kit Kat update from Mediatek is expected in June

  4. Great price and specs but my problem with this is you get 4.2 with the chances of being able to get 4.4 and/or stay current on OS at virtually zero.

    1. Maybe you should take your head out of your ass and you might see things a bit clearer .. lol

      4.4 Kitkat would be a natural upgrade, if you bothered to look at the PIPO website even some of their older tablets will upgrade to 4.4.

  5. Their products also seems to get rebranded a lot.

    Would love to see them upgrade their 8″ S2 with newer internals, as it has a lovely full size USB port.

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