Hanvon is showing off a new line of Android tablets with solid build quality and an interesting user interface with a heavy focus on digital media. The Hanvon HPad A116 features a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel capacitive touch TFT display, a 1GHz ARM Cotex A8 processor, and Android 2.2 or 2.3.
The tablet has a 1.3MP front-facing camera and a rear-facing 5MP camera with auto focus. It comes with 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1 and 3G options are available. The HPad A116 has a 3300mAh battery and Hanvon says you should get about 6 hours of video playback, or 8 hours of battery life while reading on the tablet.
The A116 stands out from many of the cheap Android tablets I’ve seen thanks to a sturdy case with a steel back panel and an aluminum-magnesium alloy frame around the edges. The HPad A116 remains svelte though, measuring just 0.42 inches thick.
The company is showing off the tablet with a custom user interface running on top of Android, allowing you to flip through various home screen panels to access digital books and magazines, application icons and widgets. The tablet isn’t Google certified, which means you don’t get access to the Android Market, but Hanvon does have its own app store with about 5,000 items available for download. The company’s media store also offers 160,000 books and magazines, although it looks like much of the content is tailored for the Chinese market right now.
Hanvon has also launched a related model called the HPad A112, which has a slower 720MHz ARM11 processor, 256MB or 512MB of RAM, and a 7 inch, 800 x 600 pixel display.