$40 SunnyCube V7 Tablet Powered by WonderMedia WM8880 Dual Core SoC

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There’s a war going on in China at this very moment, a war fought between Chinese tablet SoC manufacturers to get the cheapest dual core tablet on the market, and according to diverse reports, it seems VIA Wondermedia may have won a battle with WM8880 dual core SoC, as the upcoming SunnyCube V7 tablet will sell for 249 RMB (About $40 US), just 20 RMB (~$3) more than AllWinner A13 based tablets. The rest of the world should be able to get it for about $50 – $55 from websites such as Aliexpress, after paying for “free” shipping.

SunnyCube V7SunnyCube V7 Specifications:

  • SoC – VIA WM8880 Dual core Cortex A9 processor @ 1.5GHz + Mali-400 MP2 GPU
  • System Memory – 512MB RAM
  • Storage – 4GB Flash
  • Display – 7-inch WVGA (800×480) display
  • Video Playback – H.264, WMV, MPEG2/4, VP8 (up to 1080p)
  • Camera – Front and rear cameras
  • Battery – Unknown

This Android 4.2.2 tablet should start to sell in China at the beginning of June.

There’s not much information about the new Wondermedia WM8880 SoC, but 1pad.cn leaked some benchmark run on WM8880-MID tablet reference design, showing decent performance with, for example, 11,600 points in Antutu.

WM8880-MID_Antutu

We also know it’s manufactured with 40nm process, that keeps the cost low, but power consumption should be  higher that dual core SoC using 28nm technology. WM8880 is said to cost just $4.99 US in quantities.

After WM8880 availability in Q2 2013, VIA plans to launch dual and quad-core A7 processors in Q3 and Q4, respectively WM8860 (with Mali-450 GPU) and WM8888 (with Mali-450 MP2), as well as VIA WM9002 a 6-core big.LITTLE processor (4x Cortex A7, 2x Cortex OWL???)  together with a quad core Mali-450 MP GPU.

WonderMedia Roadmap (Source: baidu)
WonderMedia Roadmap (Source: baidu)
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renw0rp
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sounds really good as a TV movie player assuming it has HDMI (instead of this impractical sticks). How much does rk3066 get in antutu? Wasn’t it 8-10k? Maybe the resolution affects the result as RK3066 should be considerably faster

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It this it?
http://www.aliexpress.com/item//939692176.html
$75 seems a little steep, but I wouldn’t expect to see less than $60 with a $40 retail price in China, adding in Aliexpress fees & postage…

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Interesting; I think sellers have to pay at least 10% (maybe 20%, I forgot) Aliexpress fees, and postage would be about $15. But maybe
i) foreign volume sales of Q88 (which is regularly the top selling tablet on Ali) let the sellers get better wholesale prices &
ii) the packages for these small tablets are light enough that the postage is significantly cheaper…

onebir
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I think there’s a payment/escrow fee on top of this; I’ll ask my seller friends.

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@cnxsoft
One of them got back to me; it is just 5% for him apparently, so sub $60 should be doable…

onebir
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onebir

Dual core IMAPX820 7″ 512MB RAM for $63 (on sale):
http://www.focalprice.com/CE0428X/

But I wonder whether dual core offers much utility with only 512MB?

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onebir

9″ 1GB/8GB version for $83:
http://www.aliexpress.com/item//939740616.html
The Antutu score for this processor appear way inferior to the WM8880 though:
http://www.slatedroid.com/topic/62690-9-imapx820-dual-core-tablet/

onebir
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onebir

Similar (identical?) 7″ model, $57:
http://www.focalprice.com/CE0427B

(why this is Y27B & the one above is Y27A I don’t know…)

Marius Cirsta
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@cnxsoft
Actually isn’t the RK3066 a quad core Mali 400 whereas this is a dual core Mali 400 GPU ?

onebir
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onebir

@cnxsoft
Ah, Hotness & HDMI… 😉 Anyway, these discounts probably signal undiscounted prices in a month or so. In a couple of months your prediction of <$60 dual core tablets should be true 🙂

Marius Cirsta
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cnxsoft :
@renw0rp
I can see some scores above 12000 for RK3066 tablets, but the resolution would affect the GPU tests.
CPU performance should be very close, but GPU should be better in RK3066.

That’s not really true because I we agreed above the RK3066 has a quad core Mali 400 so it should perform quite a bit better. The CPU is also probably not going to be better than RK3066 but where VIA will win is price. This is looking to be a very cheap SOC.
I also suggest that anyone really interested buy this as VIA will replace it with some A7s which will perform worse unless clocked higher. Battery usage should be better with the A7s though.

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Focalprice ad on this page, above the comments, is misleading:
http://imgur.com/GOeAdhM
(promises a dual core tablet for $49.99)
links to this item:
http://www.focalprice.com/CE0453B
(specifies a single core A13 tablet)

& this isn’t the first time I’ve noticed misleading ads from them…

Marius Cirsta
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@cnxsoft
It’s actually at $59 right now so this is quite a deal.

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And they’re selling for 56.99 now at geekbuy.

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