Sumvision has caught our eye before with its affordable Android tablets, and we were quietly impressed by its iPad 2-rivalling Cyclone Voyager back in 2012. We’re even more taken by the Chinese firm’s follow-up effort, the Cyclone Voyager 2, which we spied on the floor at the Gadget Show Live 2013
The Voyager 2 ups the ante considerably and we were quick to nab some hands-on photos of a prototype of the 10.1in tablet, which measures 258 x 174 x 10.8mm and weighs in at 605g. Sumvision’s representatives told us that the Cyclone Voyager 2 is set to become available on 20 April in the UK and will retail in the region of £220 via online retailers like Ebuyer.com and Overclockers UK.
Sumvision was keen to stress that the tablet offers a slew of impressive specifications, especially under the hood. With a quad-core chipset featuring Cortex-A9 CPUs clocked at 1.6GHz complemented by Mali-400 GPUs and 2GB of RAM, the Voyager 2 is theoretically more powerful than award-winning devices like the Google Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy S3.
Another major selling point is that the Voyager 2 is lined up to ship with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, while its IPS touchscreen display features an HD resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels at 150ppi and film playback appeared crisp in person.
Elsewhere, the device offers a microSD card slot, meaning its 16GB on-board storage capacity can be cheaply and easily augmented. A 7,600 mAh battery should keep the good times rolling for up to six hours, while the Voyager 2 also sports a 5-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel secondary shooter. There’s two USB ports and an HDMI output plus an audio jack and Bluetooth connectivity – all in all, a very complete tablet offering.
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