3G-Enabled Retina-Class iFive Mini 3GS

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Five Technology has just given everybody another reason to skip buying the Retina-class iFive Mini 3 — the 3G-enabled octa-core-running iFive Mini 3GS [Google Translate].

Really, if you were thinking of getting the Retina-class iFive Mini 3, drop that idea and go for the 3GS. Even if you won’t be using the 3G, the 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek 6592 CPU brings with it a probable AnTuTu score in the 27,000-range versus the 18,000-range of the Mini 3’s 3188 CPU.

All we know about this tablet outside of the CPU, screen resolution, and likely AnTuTu score is that it has a Mali 450 MP4 GPU running at 700MHz and will use the same fast RAM and ROM as the Retina-class iFive Mini 3. RAM is unknown but I would be very surprised if it wasn’t still 2GBs. Storage will likely still be 16GBs.

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As seen above, Five has added two plastic panels to the back. This allows the antennas to work at full blast. This should also increase the WiFi capability over all of their other models that have completely-metal backs. Increased WiFi performance is another reason to favor this over the Retina-class iFive Mini 3.

Availability is still unknown but I expect this to go on sale well before the upcoming 3288-based iFive Mini 4.

IMP3Net is the only site reporting this. Not even Five’s own site or Weibo account have an announcement. Even the 5Fans forum is silent so far. It could be IMP3Net broke an embargo or got a leak. Seeing reports of tablets “announced” well before a manufacturer officially does so is something I’ve gotten used to when dealing with Chinese tech sites.

Previously here:

iFive Mini 4: New Information
Rockchip 3288-Based Retina-Class iFive Mini 3! [Updated: Mini 4!]
Video Comparison: Retina-Class iFive Mini 3 Vs. HP Slate 8 Pro
Retina-Class iFive Mini 3 With Octa-Core MediaTek 6592
Full User Review Of Retina-Class iFive Mini 3
MediaTek iFive Mini 3?
Google Books PDF Death Match: Retina-Class iFive Mini 3
iambillbil’s Retina-Class iFive Mini 3 Posts Now Unlocked
Retina-Class iFive Mini 3 Overclocked
iambillbil Locks His Retina-Class iFive Mini 3 Review
Retina-Class iFive Mini 3: Three More Videos
Retina-Class iFive Mini 3: New Videos, JD Sale
Five Technology: 3G And Rockchip 3288
Review Of Retina-Class iFive Mini 3 At XDA Developers Forum
Four Videos Of Retina-Class iFive Mini 3
Two Owner Reviews Of Retina-Class iFive Mini 3
Another Video Of The Retina-Class iFive Mini 3
Retina-Class iFive Mini 3 Now Real
Retina-Class iFive Mini 3 Custom ROM
Youku Video: Retina-Class iFive Mini 3
Retina-Class iFive Mini 3 Video Tour
Status Of Retina-Class iFive Mini 3
Retina-Class iFive Mini 3 Demo Video
1Pad Unboxes Retina iFive Mini 3
New Video Of Retina-Class iFive Mini 3
Retina iFive Mini 3 Sales Begin
Retina iFive Mini 3: Early User Reports
Retina iFive Mini 3: AnTuTu Score
Retina iFive Mini 3 Evaluated
Retina iFive Mini 3 Pre-Sales
The 3G iFive Mini 3 That Never Was
iFive Mini 3 With Retina Screen: Official Full Specs
Retina iFive Mini 3 Begins Pre-Sales Next Week
Photos, Video: Retina Screen iFive Mini 3
Five Technology To Use Rockchip 3288 First
Retina-Class iPad Mini Clones: Issues To Consider
Five Technology Leaks iPad Mini Clone With Retina-Class Display
iFive Mini 3 Gets Reviewed
iFive Mini 3: Unboxed, Bad AC Charger
iFive Mini 3 Unofficially Unboxed
iFive Mini 3 In Actual Photos
Chinese iPad Mini Clone Notes #11
iFive Mini 3 Crippled With 1GB Of RAM
iFive Mini 3 Finally Shown In Real Pictures
iFive Mini 3: Rockchip 3188 CPU
Chinese iPad Mini Clone Notes #10
Chinese iPad Mini Clone Notes #8

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