Pipo U8T: Rockchip 3188 With 3G

Even though I’m not covering iPad Mini clones any longer — aside from open slots for the Ramos K1 and Tomato T2 — there’s been interest from readers in 3G-enabled clones.

Until today, that meant having to settle for a tablet with a MediaTek CPU — which has an AnTuTu score in the 12,000-range, putting it on par with the Allwinner A31s. In other words, second-best performance.

No longer. In two advertorial posts [Google English and Google English], Pipo has announced the new U8T iPad Mini clone. This is the first tablet to combine the powerful Rockchip 3188 — which can score as high as the 20,000-range in AnTuTu — with 3G.

PipoU8T001

If there’s interest in the Comments, I’ll keep post slots open for reviews of this tablet. Otherwise, click through to the posts for the specs and more photos and this will be my only post about it.

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12 responses to “Pipo U8T: Rockchip 3188 With 3G

  1. mid

    I’m interested.
    I’m on the hunt for a 3G enabled tablet because I want to (again) ditch my phone completely. But finding a tablet that has all the attributes I want will surely take forever.

    My Minimal specs:
    – CPU: at least quad core, but decent quad core (Exynos, Rockchip, – Qualcomm)
    – Memory: at least 2GB
    – Display: IPS, at least 1024×768 (4:3) or 1280×800 (16:10), toughened glass
    – Display size: ~8”
    – Battery: at least 5000mah
    – 3G, HDMI, Bluetooth 4.0, Wifi a/b/g/n, GPS enabled
    – Thin screen bazels, max 330g weight
    – Good build quality
    – Front, back (decent) camera
    – Price <$250

    I want a capable companion device that I'll use for a few years at least.

    • mikecane

      The U8T seems to be for you except for this part:

      >>>I want a capable companion device that I’ll use for a few years at least.

      I’m not sure you’d get more than a year, if that, out of any Chinese iPad Mini clone. Also, with updates to tablet OSes — Android and iOS — hardware tends towards obsolescence within two years.

      • Xander

        When is This Tablet supposed to be released to the public??
        It looks very interesting, if it cames at a good price (which i do expect due to the recent octa core tablets, that “should” make a bit cheaper the quad core ones i guess)

      • mikecane

        Well the post is showing an engineering sample. Maybe up to eight weeks away? There will be more hype posts as it gets ready to debut.

  2. Vitor Simão

    I´m also interested in the exact same especs mid is listing, but I cant find it in any device. Maybe this will be the first…

    My Minimal specs:
    – CPU: at least quad core, but decent quad core (Exynos, Rockchip, – Qualcomm)
    – Memory: at least 2GB
    – Display: IPS, at least 1024×768 (4:3) or 1280×800 (16:10), toughened glass
    – Display size: ~8”
    – Battery: at least 5000mah
    – 3G, HDMI, Bluetooth 4.0, Wifi a/b/g/n, GPS enabled
    – Thin screen bazels, max 330g weight
    – Good build quality
    – Front, back (decent) camera
    – Price <$250

  3. mikecane

    For everyone interested in a 3G 8-inch tablet, note that the HP Slate 8 Pro might eventually have a version with a 3G/4G SIM slot. Higher-res 1600 x 1200 screen and Tegra 4 CPU. The open question is the amount of RAM, whether it will be crippled with 1GB or get 2GBs.

    EDITED TO ADD: The upcoming Tomato T2 has an UltraStick slot to add 3G.

  4. Do you know or can you try to guess the price of this tablet?what’s the price without the 3g/gps specs?and will the gps will be a stand-alone gps or should i be connected to the 3g network the whole time?i am sorry for the load of questions but i have no clue in the whole tablet business and i am looking forward to buying my first tablet…Would you recommend it to someone interested in using it as an agenda, media player (movies and music), e-reader and gps?Thank you in advance for your precious time!Keep up the good work!

  5. tom

    hola,¿se sabe algo nuevo acerca de la fecha de salida y de su precio?
    un saludo

  6. Nerove

    Canyou send text message using this tablet?

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