If I’m reading the Google Translate correctly, Tomato will introduce the 1.9GHz octa-core Exynos 5410-based T2 tablet on October 22 [Google Translate].
It will be double the price of most iPad Mini clones, 1,699 locally for the 16GB version — compared to ~799 for most iPad Mini clones. The price of the 32GB version will probably cause people to gasp.
I expected it to cost more, but not past 1,200.
This could place it, price-wise, in the same league as the LG G Pad 8.3 and the HP Slate 8 Pro. At approximately US$278 (really, let’s just say US$299), it’s also competing against the Windows/Intel Atom-based Dell Venue 8 Pro.
Which makes it difficult to justify because its screen is only 1024 x 768 versus the 1920 x 1280 of the LG and the 1600 x 1200 of the HP.
As for horsepower, the Tegra 4 in the HP should be on par with it — if not possibly beat it in AnTuTu score.
This could be the Rolls Royce of iPad Mini clones, if the hype about quality in that advertorial post is to be believed.
What otherwise distinguishes it is a USB 3.0 port and 3G provided via Huawei UltraStick.
Let’s see what the reviews say.