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The latest low-cost Android tablet from Hisense is now available in the United States… in limited quantities. After hitting Europe in April, we’re starting to see reports that the Hisense Sero 8 is now available from at least one Walmart location, and it sells for about $130.
Update: Walmart confirms that the tablet is available in select stores.
While you’re waiting for the tablet to pop up in a store near you, feel free to check out some photos of the tablet which showed up at the FCC this week.
The Hisenser Sero 8 features an 8 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display, a 1.6 GHz Rockchip RK3188T quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage.
It has a 4000mAh battery, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, a 2MP rear camera, 0.3MP front-facing camera, and a microSD card slot. The tablet measures 8.2″ x 7.6″ x 0.4″ and weighs just under a pound.
While the specs aren’t exactly stellar, the new 8 inch tablet follows last year’s 7 inch model which had the same basic specs as a 2012 Google Nexus 7… if the Nexus 7 had a microSD card reader and a lower price tag. There are probably other cheap tablets available with better specs, but Hisense has a decent track record of offering halfway decent tablets for decent prices.
In the UK, the tablet sells for about £90, which is roughly $150 US.