Last week, Coby submitted its newest tablet, the Coby Kyros MID1060, to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States for testing. So, basically the official announcement of this Android ICS-powered tablet may just be around the corner. Coby is one of the companies that offer affordable yet high-quality electronics devices in the US and it is no surprise to learn that thousands, if not millions, of mobile enthusiasts would line up to get one of Coby Kyros MID1060 when it’s released, perhaps, before the holidays.
The MID1060 still doesn’t show on Coby’s website but it won’t take long now that it has started to build popularity online. The company has a strong lineup of tablets and netbooks plus audio accessories. It is in quality that it has built its name on, in fact, majority of its products received positive feedbacks from techie reviewers and average users. It is, therefore, logical that Coby Kyros MID1060 will be enjoying the same quality being one of the company’s flagships this year. Here are some of the specs and features we know of Coby Kyros MID1060.
Processor. Coby Kyros doesn’t pack any popular brand of processors but it has the one from a chip-maker that also has a proven good track record in terms of quality. Its Amlogic AML8726-MX dual-core processing unit is powerful enough to handle everything inside. While there is a scarcity of information as to the specs of this SOC, one blog asserted it has 1.5GHz clock speed after discovering the unit has 7,500 DMIPS and 2 cores. The processor is complemented with 1GB RAM.
Display. This tablet will be using a standard display panel with 10.1 inches and 1280 x 800 pixels resolution. Coby tablets are not really known to sport a huge battery so it follows that we cannot expect a display as good as AMOLED or Retina Display the iPad. Nevertheless, it offers graphics typical to any other tablets in the market today.
OS. It is reportedly going to showcase Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system, which is cool enough, but there is no information whether Coby is planning to roll out an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update in the future. But based on the specs (2-core CPU and 1GB RAM), the device is strong enough to run JB without a fuzz.
It will, of course, be packed with all necessary connectivity features like Wi-Fi, micro USB, and an HDMI port. There is no information as to the pricing and availability just yet but since Coby is trying to get a bigger piece of the pie in the entry-level market, Coby Kyros MID1060 may be priced below $250.