Creative’s HanZpad tablet PC made an appearance at the website of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this week under the name Creative PMT-ZZ0030. The dual-core tablet was showcased as early as February this year and was initially targeted at the Chinese market. Its presence in the FCC website however indicates that the device is being tested for use in the United States.
The HanZpad is unique for its use of the ZiiLABS ZMS-40 processor, which is a System on a Chip (SoC) from China that is designed for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich use.The ZiiLABS ZMS-40 is a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU which ZiiLABS is also calling 100-core chip due to the fact that it also carries 96 StemCell media processor cores. The processor is clocked at 1.5 GHz. It is capable of handling 1080p 3D video with high resolutions up to 3840 x 1080 or even 7680 x 4320 via its H.265 video codecs. To complement the chip, ZiiLABS has also developed some apps that harness the capabilities of the processor, including a photo browser, a camera app that carries support for and panoramic photos and 3D effects in real time, a video player that can play videos backward or in an adjusted speed.
Meanwhile, the Creative HanZpad has 64 GB of internal storage and 1 GB of RAM. Its IPS screen has a measurement of 10 inches diagonally and a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. There is also a microSD slot for expansion. Measuring less than 0.3 inches in thickness, it has a weight of around 1.2 lbs. It is protected by a magnesium alloy casing.
Because its processor was designed for Android Ice Cream Sandwich, it is very likely that the tablet will carry this OS. The device may also have its own software added by Creative, since the Singapore-based company had already done this on previous occasions.
There is no word as to how much the HanZpad will cost once it hits the market. There is also no information regarding a release date.