Chuwi announced the HiPad XPro set to replace the popular outgoing HiPad X. Compared to its 10.1-inch predecessor, the latest model offers a larger 10.5-inch touchscreen with four speakers instead of two, narrower display bezels, and updated 8 MP and 13 megapixel camera. Basic specifications include:
- 10.5-inch 1920 x 1200 16:10 touchscreen
- Unisoc T616 8-core SoC (2x Cortex-A75 + 6x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8 GHz)
- 360 nits maximum brightness
- 6 GB of RAM
- 128GB of storage with MicroSD support up to 1TB
- Android 12
- 7mm thick
Perhaps the most attractive aspect of the HiPad XPro will be its target launch price of just $149 to make it one of the most affordable Android 12 tablets for the screen size. A slightly larger and more expensive model called the HiPad Pro 10.8 already comes with a 2.5K touchscreen for $219.
However, we don’t expect the HiPad XPro to be very fast, as the Unisoc T616 SoC is not an upgrade from the Unisoc T618 SoC that powers the older HiPad X. It should still be good enough for streaming though. video.
Chuwi says the HiPad XPro will start shipping in late January or February at the latest.
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