While not as thin as the 6.9 mm thick Sony Xperia Tablet Z, the Newman Newsmy S8 Mini is a reasonably thin slate, one that measures 7.2 mm in thickness and aims at competing with the iPad Mini. We’ve seen Newman slates before, a dual N1 model and an Exynos-based N2 model.


The Newsmy S8 Mini is a 7.9 inch tablet with an aluminum body and a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. There’s multitouch support, dual cameras integrated here, one a 2 MP shooter and the other a 5 megapixel one. Newman adopted a quad core Cortex A9 processor at 1.6 GHz for this model, as well a 2 GB of RAM, so this is a more solid option than the iPad Mini.

The product comes in 8 GB and 16 GB versions and has the ability to expand storage with a 32 GB SD card. On board we also find a HDMI out and if you feel tempted by this, you should know that sadly there’s no price tag for it. I guess it should be priced anywhere between $200 and $300, if you allow me to speculate.