The first is another 9.7-inch tablet with Retina-class screen, the Onda 975i.
Intel 64-bit BayTrail-T CR V0 quad-core processor at unknown speed (that information is subject to change due to vague translation), 64-bit 2GBs DDR3L RAM, 32GBs eMMC storage, 2MP front and 5MP back cameras, WiDi 2.0, Bluetooth (unknown version), Android 4.2 system, and ONDA ROM 2.0 UI.
The second tablet confuses the 819 branding designation by being a 1280 x 800 screen and not the iPad Mini clone form factor of earlier 819 models:
Allegedly — but not verified — the guts of that tablet are similar to the 975i, except for reduced RAM and storage. Details are still to come from Onda.
Onda, trying so hard for “Apple cool,” neglects one detail that makes Apple great: Putting the details up on their website the same day as the announcement. At post time, there are no details at Onda’s own site.
Even worse than that, the single 975i tablet they brought to their own announcement didn’t even work and the press wasn’t allowed to even touch it!
You would think these are going to be impressive tablets.
Here’s the AnTuTu 4.x score of the new 819i:
If a 64-bit CPU scores that with a 1280 x 800 screen, how much lower with a 2048 x 1536 screen? We’ll have to wait and see. But clearly this is nowhere near the 40,000-range AnTuTu that both Rockhip and now MediaTek are claiming.
Anyway, with the modifications to Android — no Google Services, iOS-like single-screen app UI (Onda ROM) — plus the new store(s) Onda have added, these are really meant for the domestic Chinese market and just aren’t ready for the world market.
I’m sure XDA Developers will still be eager to get their hands on the 975i. It will be interesting to see how it compares to the Amlogic-based 975m.
For more information and photos, see Edward Weinert’s blog [Google Translate].