Today the folks from Hisense, a popular Chinese manufacturer, have just announced and revealed their brand new tablet for the U.S. market that will take on the Google Nexus 7. It’s called the Sero 7 Pro, and in case that sounds familiar we leaked all the details this weekend. The impressive tablet was announced today, but managed to go up for sale early last week. All the details on this slate are available below.
So what makes the Hisense Sero 7 Pro special? It’s everything the Google Nexus 7 is, and more. Essentially Hisense has a Nexus 7 with tons of additional features and specs that Google didn’t give us, yet it has the same internals under the hood. Coming with the same 1.3 GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor and 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Then the good part is below.
The Hisense Sero 7 Pro also comes with dual cameras, something the Nexus 7 lacked. With a 5 megapixel rear camera with flash and 720p video recording, then a 2 megapixel front (not VGA) camera as well. Then things keep getting better over the Nexus 7. You’ll also enjoy a micro-SD slot for additional storage up to 64GB, as well as a mini HDMI-out port for even more options. Well done Hisense. Here’s the full specs from the back of the box, which again, leaked early.
As you can see it also features GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, and a quality 4,000 mAh battery for hours and hours of usage. This tablet was just announced today by Hisense and NVIDIA, and can be yours from a local Walmart for $149. The slate actually went up for sale extremely early last week (along with the lower end Sero 7 Lite for $99) at Walmart stores, but today it’s finally official.
Hisense also announced the Sero 7 Lite today, but it doesn’t rock the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor or some of those other neat features, so the important one is the Pro. Again these are available starting today at Walmart, but appear to already be widely available at many stores a little early. Here’s a few more pictures. Will you be buying one?
Made in China.
asus is from china?
this isn’t asus
I think he meant to say “isn’t.” since nexus 7 are made in China
Yes, but don’t EVER try to get any service from Asus!!! HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, ATROCIOUS. Long story, but suffice it to say that they lost my tablet and wouldn’t (although they COULD) get it back to me in time for me to leave the country for two months. UTTERLY incompetent and apathetic. Thinking about filing a class action suit against them, because I am not the only one, they have abused MANY more people.
Kinda torn here, I want the mini-hdmi and sd card…but I like my N7 with rhinoshield and i KNOW Google will support the OS for the next while. Hmmm
Don’t buy HiSense Electronics. We had several of their TV’s and all went bad within 6 months and dealing with any warranty was just impossible with this company, finally gave up.
Got one as a gift for a friend. Trying it out before I give it to them and so far so good. Very responsive. Not much bloatware installed. Quite happy so far. Let’s see if that holds out after a few days. Not used to the 7″ form factor. I have a 10″ tablet and like the larger form factor.
the question is, are they durable?
Sure is. I got one yesterday and it is very durable. Loving it so far.
It may even be Miracast certified… Tegra 3 + 5 GHz WiFi + JB will do it!
Well Chinese seems to know what is a hood and cheap tablet
I love this tablet. Been looking to buy one for sometime to read my comics on and to use on the go and this came out at the right time. All the specs match the Nexus 7 pretty much and has a few more features. I know it is a Chinese company but it is a good product. I been using it pretty much non stop since i got it and the battery does last forever. You can’t beat this thing at $149. Oh and for those that complain about the warranty, just get the Walmart one and your set.