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Ramos launches four new Intel Clover Trail+ based Android tablets

Ramos Tablet

Ramos Tablet

Little known manufacturer Ramos has just launched four new Android tablets powered by Intel’s dual core Clover Trail+ processors. These tablets will be concentrated towards the Chinese markets for the time being with no word on global availability. The company has decided to price the tablets attractively to make them appealing to the public. Dubbed as the i8, i9, i10 and the i12, these tablets come in different shapes and sizes. All four tablets pack the Intel Z2580 Atom dual core processor clocked at 2 GHz.

Starting with the smallest of the four, the i8 comes with a 1280×800 resolution display, 1GB of RAM and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The i9 however comes with a larger 9 inch 1920×1200 display, 2GB of RAM and 2GB of RAM. The i10 and i12 sport a 10.1 inch (1920×1200) and 11.6 inch (1920×1080) display respectively with pretty much the same hardware as the i9.

Ramos Tablet 1

The i9 is expected for a release this Sunday on the 15th for an estimated price of 1,199 Chinese Yuan or $195. But there’s no word on the release date or pricing of the remaining three tablets. Expect these tablets to make their way to Amazon or other global retailers in a few months from now. This could well be the last of the Clover Trail+ devices that we’ll see in the marketplace with the new Bay Trail chips making their way.

Via: Android Community

Leaked Benchmark Results of the Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 Reveal Gargantuan Scores


If you haven’t been following the tech news over the past four days, you’ve certainly missed out on a lot. Among them would be the announcement of the Sony Xperia Z, the Huawei Ascend Mate, the Ascend D2, the Samsung’s eight core mobile chip the Exynos 5 Octa, the demo of the Youm flexible OLED panels to name a few. And if you’ve been particularly keen and focused, you might recall Lenovo announcing the IdeaPhone K900, a smartphone with a monster 5.5-inch 1080p display and the dual core Intel Clover Trail+ chip clocked at 2GHz. Well, the smartphone in itself is a monster as evidenced by its mammoth display, but it’s the CPU inside which is in the news now. If a leaked benchmark score of the Lenovo K900 is to be believed, what we’re dealing with could be one of the best smartphones we’ve seen till date (in terms of performance).

The 2GHz dual core Atom processor on the K900 apparently scored a mammoth 27,154 on AnTuTu according to people who got to spend some time with the device. This is far ahead of any smartphone we’ve seen so far, and that is after taking into account the Galaxy Note 2 running on the Exynos 4412 Quad chipset (1.6 GHz) as well as Qualcomm’s quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro chip. Even with the two additional cores on the Samsung and Qualcomm made chips, the Intel made dual core chip far surpassed them. While it is easy to fake these scores with the help of photoshop trickery, we have every reason to believe in its authenticity. I guess we’ll know for sure in due time when the smartphone is launched on a wider scale. If any of the above is actually true though, we can certainly see Intel chips making it big in the Android arena. For comparison’s sake, the Galaxy Note II scores close to 14,000 on AnTuTu which is the same as the Snapdragon S4 Pro running HTC Droid DNA. It will be interesting to see how the Clover Trail+ chip fares against the Exynos 5 Octa chip. We might have to wait a few months for that comparison though, when Samsung launches the next Galaxy flagship.

These Atom based chips are made using the 32nm process which are believed to be quite efficient. ARM CPUs certainly have heavy competition coming from good ol’ Intel, so we could see manufacturers shuffling between these two CPU architectures. However manufacturers often tend to go with NVIDIA’s Tegra chip for pure GPU performance. And the recently launched Tegra 4 chip will certainly not make things easier for Intel. So Intel needs sufficient backing from OEMs to rise on top.

Source: Tech Authors
Via: Phone Arena

Intel Reveals ZTE V98 Windows 8 tablet

The China-based company ZTE has a Windows tablet heading to the United States called the ZTE V98. The device was showcased by Intel, during a press event in San Francisco for the Clover Trail processor.

This is the same Windows 8-based tablet that phone marketing strategy manager Dennis Lui previewed on his account on the social network Sina Weibo along with several other Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.8 devices.

ZTE’s new Windows 8 tablet comes with a 10.1 inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Its chassis is made of aluminum making it sturdy and lightweight at the same time. On top of the device, one would find volume controls, a screen orientation lock, and a power button. The tablet also has a bevelled edge.

Under the hood, the tablet has 64GB of ROM, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of built-in storage capacity. This is still expandable through a microSD card slot that supports up to 64GB more. There is also an 8-megapixel rear camera onboard plus a 2-megapixel front camera, both of which are capable of recording video in 1080p quality.

For connectivity purposes, it has 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth 4.0. Furthermore, the ZTE V98 has tri-band UMTS and quad-band GSM. It may also support LTE connectivity as well as NFC. The tablet is powered by a 7,000 mAh battery. The ZTE V98 weighs under 700 grams and measures only 8.9 mm in thickness. Its other features include an ambient light sensor, accelerometer, compass, and gyroscope.

Along with the ZTE V98, Intel likewise presented other tablets including the Lenovo ThinkPad 2, ASUS Tablet 810, Acer Iconia W510, Acer Iconia W700, HP Envy x2 , Samsung’s Series 5, and Dell Latitude 10. All of these devices are packed with new Atom SoC from Intel.

There is still no word on how much this new Windows 8-based device will cost. It is expected, however, to hit the market during the first quarter of next year.

via engadget