Back in 2013, we saw a Tizen 2.0 tablet prototype by Systena, but for whatever reason, it never came to market. Over three years later, a Russian company called DIGMA is about to launch the first Tizen tablet that you should be able to buy (provided you are based in Russia) with DIGMA Plane 8501 3G tablet running Tizen 3.0.
DIGMA Plane 8501 3G specifications:
- SoC – Spreadtrum SC7731(G) quad core Cortex A7 processor @ 1.2 GHz with Mali 400MP2 GPU
- System Memory – 1GB RAM
- Storage – 8GB flash + micro SD slot up to 32 GB
- Display – 8″ IPS touchscreen display with 1280×800 resolution
- Cellular Connectivity – 3G connectivity with dual SIM card support
- Connectivity – WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/A-GPS
- Camera – 2MP rear camera with LED flash, 0.3MP front camera
- USB – micro USB port
- Battery – 3,800 mAh battery good for about 8 hours
- Dimensions – 209.8 x 120 x 8.8 mm
- Weight – 365 grams
This entry-level tablet runs Tizen 3.0 operating system with a new “architecture designed for the Internet of Things”, and targets both businesses and governmental organizations requiring data security and device stability.
There’s no availability nor pricing information for the tablet, but like most devices running an alternative mobile OS, there’s already an Android version selling for 6260 to 6790 Rubles (~$100), so the Tizen tablet should likely be in that price range too.
Via Tizen Experts
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