Oddly, Five announced it at the 5Fans forum and not on Weibo [Google Translate].
Although Tmall lists it at 1299 (temporarily), the actual price will be 1099, as seen in this graphic where Five compares it to the Xiaomi MiPad:
At one time — it now seems like ages ago — I was thrilled at the prospect of this tablet. But this graphic — and other tablets released in the long wait for this one — dims that enthusiasm:
The back is again WiFi-strangling all-metal and there are no Volume buttons. The lack of Volume buttons make rooting problematic. And I think people will want to root it — Five is slathering its dismal iFive Skin over it. That indicates to me there won’t be Rockchip’s MultiWindow Android 2.0 inside.
At least Five has boosted the battery — it’ll be 5,600mAh. But I still think it won’t get more than four hours of constant use (even with Five already having dialed-back on maximum screen brightness, as they usually do).
Here’s the Tmall listing.
And I’ve ripped their official promo video from Youku to YouTube, to post here:
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