So far, I had not seen that many devices based on Arm Cortex A35 64-bit cores which promise better performance than Cortex A7, while consuming 32% less than a Cortex A53. But Mediatek released MT8167B quad core Cortex A35 last year supporting 1080p30 video decoding, and HD+ (1280×800) displays. There’s also a Mediatek MT8167A SoC clocked at a higher 1.5 GHz, capable of handling higher resolution 1920×1200 displays, and 1080p60 videos.
Acer Iconia One 10 tablet – also released last year – is powered by MT8167B SoC, and comes with 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, and a 10.1″ HD+ Display.
Acer Iconia One 10 (B3-A40) specifications:
- SoC – MediaTek MT8167B quad core Cortex A35 processor @ 1.30 GHz with Imagination PowerVR GE8300 GPU
- System Memory – 2 GB DDR3L RAM
- Storage – 16 or 32GB storage, Micro SD Card slot up to 128 GB
- Display – 10.1″ IPS touch screen display; 1280×800 resolution (HD+)
- Audio – Stereo speaker, 3.5mm audio jack
- Connectivity – 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
- Camera – 5MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera
- USB – 1x Micro USB port
- Sensor – Accelerometer
- Battery – 6,100 mAh Li-polymer good for 10 hours of typical use
- Dimensions – 258.40 mm x 167.15 mm x 9.15 mm
- Weight – 530 grams
However, there was also B3-A40-K7JP model that followed the specifications listed above, but appears to be out of stock anywhere I look. That model sold for $103.99 on BestBuy during a clearance sale, and users reviews are generally positive considering the price they paid for it. B3-A40-K6JH is the 16GB storage model, and can be found for $102.99 on Amazon (refurbished). The various model can also be purchased on eBay.
Mediatek MT8167A/MT8167B processors have not been popular with Chinese maker since I could not find any Cortex A35 tablet on Aliexpress…
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
9 Replies to “Acer Iconia One 10 is a 10.1″ Tablet Powered by Mediatek MT8167B Quad Core Cortex A35 Processor”
I went looking for a 10″ pad the other day with a higher resolution screen, 32gb of ram, and the like and found a lot of units which said no ship to US.
I found many with just that search criteria, and never did find anything useful. Lower cost ones with 1200 x 700 or so and very old android releases were available, but not the better ones.
Ideally as I’m buying new, I’d like to get something with a chance of running Android P, but anything that ships to the US would be a good start.
I’ll have to look at this one and see how it fits.
BTW, I only searched on Gearbest, not some of the other places you have recommended from. I’m mainly looking for a device that will pretty much just play videos from my local network via SMB shares of the video files. I don’t use anything else to distribute my media inhouse.
I’ve had a few of these devices which I’ve ordered which will not accept US for time or locale as well. Any idea what’s up with that? Just a comment on buying Chinese devices for delivery directly to the US.
Since you are based in the US, you may want to check Best Buy.
Getting one with guaranteed Android P support will be hard.
Best Buy is x-ed off my list for now, as an FBI shill operation, given the behavior of their Geek Squad.
Sold out on Amazon now
I wonder if the MT8167A/B are meant to supersede the MT8163A/B. Weaker cpu, but notably beefier GPU — I guess the market has proven the use-cases of those entry-level SoCs to be much more on the GPU side.
Do you think we’ve reached a level of ‘good enough’ CPU for this segment of the tablet market?
Well, I haven’t touched an A35 yet, but from all the A53 encounters I’ve had, and extrapolating to the A55 yet, I think that that performance bracket is perfectly viable for the entry/lower-half tablet segment, whereas there’s always some ‘new challenge’ on the GPU horizon.
Lower res though
or in UK