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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.

hisense sero 8

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.

I haven’t seen solid US pricing details for the Hisense Sero 8 tablet yet, but one person in California is selling one on Craiglist for $140, while an eBayer is offering a few units for $120.

In the UK, the tablet sells for about £90, which is roughly $150 US.

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12 replies on “Hisense Sero 8 tablet hits America”

  1. Yeah Michael thompson zero 7 pro was wonderful or is still wonderful why? Tegra 3 quad I have one and I abuse this thing for hours but rock chip 3188 quad is crap I had one too and I put a hammer to it literally and throw it in the trash this is ridiculous

  2. Hisense stop messing around and release sero 8 pro with tegra 4 CPU chip its a waste of time releasing new tablets with old worn out incapable CPU chips gosh aaahh what the heck

  3. Hi sense should use the tegra 4 in this tab rk 3188 is old chip with limited tech

  4. SOC is capable enough.
    Based on the positive experience I had with my Sero 7 Pro I would imagine this to be a fine tablet to own as a daily driver.

  5. One of the nice things about these lesser known tablets is they tend not to have all the crapware and skins that you see in more mainstream tablets (like Samsungs). Of course, you could always buy a Nexus…

      1. As a owner of the Hisense Sero 7 Pro I can tell you that the company, despite early promises of keeping the android OS current with updates, ultimately abandoned all support for this tablet.

        1. Very sorry to read that.
          For the time that I had mine I saw a couple of updates come down the line, but admittedly it was still in production at that time.

    1. Especially with the Staples.ca Nexus 7 deal mentioned in the deal of the day thread with a coupon for $129. Frankly, I am VERY dissapointed about the specs for the Sero 8. Seriously, this has rehashed specs compared to the new stuff that’s being released…even for the cheap price. I was a big cheerleader of the Sero 7 Pro too but now, I think I’ll just go bury my head. Oh, and why didn’t Walmart Canada get these God damn tablets in the first place? It’s not like Canadians wouldn’t have bought them…at LEAST Walmart should have let us buy them online from their website like I do with anything else…

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