Low-cost tablet maker Ematic already offers a dizzying number of Android and Windows tablets. But the upcoming EGQ178 will be one of the first to ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop software.
It’s the latest in a long line of evidence that cheap tablets aren’t quite as lousy as they used to be.
The Ematic EGQ178 isn’t listed on the company’s website yet and pricing hasn’t been announced. But it showed up this week at the FCC website, so we know what to expect from the tablet when it does launch:
- Android 5.0
- 7.9 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel display
- 1.2 GHz Allwinner A33 ARM Cortex-A7 quad-core processor
- 512MB of RAM
- 8GB of storage
- microSD card slot with support for up to 32GB
- 2MP rear and 0.3MP front camera
- 802.11b/g/n WiFi
- 3000 mAh battery
The tablet is described as having a soft touch body and photos show that it has a micro USB port for charging, a headset jack, front and rear cameras, and a speaker on the back.
While the tablet is notable for its relatively recent build of Google Android and its 4:3 aspect ratio display, the rest of the specs are rather uninspiring. But if the EGQ178 is priced like the company’s other tablets, you can probably expect it to sell for around $100 or less.