Remember the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet that conquered the market with a $50 price? Well, Barnes & Noble retaliates today with a $50 NOOK tablet of its own, pictured below. Keep in mind that the firm already partnered up with Samsung a while ago and was content to just rebranding Galaxy Tab slates, but no longer! They’re back it seems, with this $50 NOOK tablet.
Arriving just in time for the holiday shopping season, the device is powered by a quad core processor and it comes with 8 GB of storage, a microSD card slot and a 7 inch screen, with a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution. This model runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with custom Nook software on top. It brings a 5 megapixel rear camera and a 2 MP front shooter.
Barnes & Noble claims that this device is good for a up to 7 hours with a single charge. We don’t have the exact identity of the chipset inside, but it’s most likely a quad core MediaTek MT8163 CPU, judging by previous leaks. We don’t know the RAM quantity, but my guess is 1 GB. Barnes & Noble offers access to 4.5 million books with over 1 million of them priced below $5. The product is up for preorder and it’ll be available on November 25th.