Hisense Sero 7 Pro with Tegra 3, Android 4.2 takes on Google’s Nexus 7

May 19, 2013
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Today we have something pretty interesting for all you tablet lovers. A new slate that's aiming to take on Google's Nexus 7 has leaked, and you're going to like the price. It's called the Hisense Sero 7 Pro, from the popular Chinese manufacturer, and has everything and more the Nexus offers but for just $99. Read on for full details on this impressive and well-rounded budget slate.

If the name sounds familiar, it's because the Hisense Sero 7 lite was recently spotted at the FCC. The Chinese manufacturers first slate officially going up for sale in US markets. However, the Hisense Sero 7 Pro we have the exclusive on today is a much better device, offers more than the Nexus 7, is only $99, and was found available as we speak inside Walmart.

According to our tipster the Sero 7 Pro rocks a 1.3 GHz Tegra 3 quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and a 7-inch 1280x800 HD IPS display, just like the Nexus 7. Then what makes it even better is the micro-SD slot for expanding storage, mini-HDMI for video out, and dual camera. The Sero 7 Pro sports a 5 megapixel rear with LED flash, and 2 MP front, respectively.

Running Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean and full Google Play Store certification, this tablet is as well rounded as it gets for $99. That's for sure. As you can see from the images provided, the build quality is decent, and our tipster claims it feels quite premium given the price. The Hisense Sero 7 Pro also comes with the usual array of senors and radios. WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, NFC, and a 4,000 mAh battery.

Hisense offers TV's here in the US, but this marks their first tablet aimed at the US market. Our tipster reports their USA website link on the box isn't even active yet, which leads us to believe some Walmart locations are selling this device early. You can head to www.hisense-usa.com/tablets, but as stated, the page isn't yet active. For now we're looking for additional details, but you might want to run down to your nearest Walmart and grab this deal of a tablet.

Who's interested? Quad-core Tegra 3, 8GB storage, micro-SD and HDMI-out, not counting Android 4.2 Jelly Bean all for just $99. Let us know below!

Update: Many reports have confirmed the price is actually $149, and the Hisense Sero 7 lite will be $99. Get em while they last.

-- Thanks Selim for the tip!


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  • Francesco Napoli

    Does anyone know if this will be available in Canada?

  • Stuart Arnott

    What about the UK? I was thinking of getting an Acer A1-B71 for my daughters birthday next month. This spec is much better.

    • JCB

      It might be worth keeping an eye on Asda here in Blighty as it has appeared on Walmart in the US. I too have been waiting for the Iconia A1, to replace an older slower Scroll Engage tablet (I’ve been very pleased with it, but technology rolls on) that I have been using for a year. That is an 8 inch unit and I like the 1024×768 format hence the interest in the A1. I’d be even more excited at an 8 inch 4:3 in a higher resolution. But it’s worth seeing what price this appears at here, if it does. If they translate $99 at the correct exchange rate, that would only be £60ish. At that price it is worth buying just to have a spare in reserve!

      • VelcoElectro.wordpress.com

        Apparently the price is $149 for this tablet. There will be a Lite version for $99. Still not bad for $149.99.

  • master94

    This could be huge at this price range if they market it well. I can see it being big for students. I still cant believe they can charge so much for phones but tablets have gotten this cheap.

    • http://twitter.com/MehDavid David

      Because carriers control data plans.

  • Duncan McD

    I’d be interested….was waiting for some info on a new Nexus 7 but Google I/O came and went with no news.

    I really have no use for a tablet other than to read and maybe check the occasional email.

    I like the new Samsung Note 8 with the S-Pen, but it’s a little pricey right now….

  • Selim Velcoelectro.wordpress.c

    It honestly feels like a quality tablet. great for the price.

    • Edgar Wong

      Selim,

      could you post the walmart sku? i’d like to check my local store.

      Thanks

  • Guest

    The specs and price seem really good but I think it really comes down to the quality of the screen. At this price point I suspect that’s where they might be cutting corners.

    • Selim Velcoelectro.wordpress.c

      By quality, you mean durability? It feels durable, but I’m still testing it.

  • Guest

    Just check my local walmart in sc, they have them, but the price is 149$, still not bad, but was hoping for the 99$ price as advertised.

  • brian horgan

    Got one yesterday at Walmart for $149. What really sold me besides the price was the SD and HDMI. The nexus 7 is a beautiful tablet but sadly it lacks these capabilities! Do wish that website was up and running though, could use some guidance!

    • Chris

      how are the dimensions compared to the nexus7 ? same ones or as i hope a little smaller ?!
      please let me know Thanks

      • Selim Velcoelectro.wordpress.c

        199.8×125.8×10.8mm.
        Those are the exact dimensions.

      • Selim velcoelectro.wordpress.c

        199.8×125.8×10.8mm for the Sero Pro
        198.5x120x10.56mm for the Nexus.

      • chris

        thank you
        okay so about the same
        and the weight ? is it same like around 340g please ?

      • velcoelectro.wordpress.com

        The lite version is around 340g. Don’t know about the pro version.

    • Wilko

      What kind of SD card does it take ?

    • frank

      Does the HDMI port has sound output?
      Mine does not have sound on TV.

  • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

    The Pro should be retailing at $150 from what I’ve been told. Getting reports of both prices at stores. Either way $149 is still solid for this.

    • selim

      Yes, I think the sero lite will retail for $99. The pro is $149.

      • Swen.Ardere

        Read the review over the weekend and went to Wally World today to take a look. They had the Sero Lite for $99, not the Pro. The guy said the Lite just came in this morning, and didn’t have any knowledge of another version much less when it would arrive.

      • velcoelectro.wordpress.com

        It’s still an unannounced product so that’s probably why. Hisense is still not saying anything about these tablets. Did you try a Super Walmart? There have been reports that those larger stores have the Pro version.

  • professorpasta

    Woah! This looks real nice, I hope it has OTG.

  • Zack

    I think it’s on year too late. I mean that would be a steal last year but I’m going to wait for the second generation Nexus 7.

  • earth

    Wish it had less bezel but impressive for the price.

  • http://www.facebook.com/abdul.baqi1 Abdul Baqi

    hisense is a chinese brand but why this is not available in china?

  • Wilko

    What about software updates ?
    Is it stock Android meaning easy updates ?
    I am going to the US in a couple of days and for such a price I might just buy one (if it is still available)

  • Ult

    Is this a marketing page for the manufacturer?

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      Yea.. this is the first time we’ve covered a Hisense product ever.. but we’re a marketing page! lol. We cover anything Android buddy!

    • velcoelectro.wordpress.com

      Cult, I can assure you its not a marketing page. Are you kidding? Like Cory said, this the first time this site has covered a Hisense product. I am the tipster who provided the info and the pictures of the tablet to this site. Hisense had nothing to do with this.

    • velcoelectro.wordpress.com

      And besides, why would there be A screen cap of Britney Spears’ video Till The World Ends, if it was marketing page? Please think before you say anything.

  • FujiS2500HD

    It’s $150, not $99, smart ones. There is a $99 Hisense 7 tablet, but it’s a pared-down version of the Pro with inferior specs.

  • Nick

    Should i buy the sero 7 pro?
    Is the screen bright enough?