Aside from MediaTek’s new quad core CPU, that got a lot of love recently, there’s the alternative Allwinner and Rockchip. The latter is found on the Pipo M7 Chinese tablet, that packs a Rockchip RK3188 quad core CPU. This chip hit the market a few months ago and now it’s on dozens of devices.
Those include TV boxes, tablets and more, but up until now the chipset was seen on 10.1 inch, 7 inch and 7.9 inch slates. The Pipo M7 takes the diagonal to the forgotten direction of 8.9 inches, that was tried by LG and Samsung if I remember well, back in 2011. The M7 will come in two versions, one with a 1280 x 800 pixel PLS display, while the higher end version M7 Pro will pack an 8.9 inch 1920 x 1200 pixel PLS screen.
Both versions will offer view viewing angles, GPS, a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash. There’s also microUSB, mini HDMI and a microSD card slot and the OS is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. No idea what the price will be, but it’s nice to see even smaller brands getting into quad core and possibly soon into 8 core solutions.