Korean car manufacturer Hyundai is entering the Android market with their first tablet called the Hyundai T7. While the company is ranked fifth in the world in terms of car sales their latest offering will be a challenge for them as they enter an already crowded market.
One thing that makes the Hyundai T7 standout is that it is relatively cheap and it comes with fairly impressive specs sporting a quad core processor which is the same one used in the Samsung Galaxy SIII. The device is priced at $ 165.99 which is cheaper than the $ 200 Google Nexus 7 (8GB) and roughly the same price as the Amazon Kindle Fire 7.
Hyundai T7 Technical Specifications
- Android 4.0.4
- 7 Inch IPS LCD 1280 x 800px
- 5 point multitouch
- Samsung Exynos 4412, 1.4GHz, Cortex A9 quad core
- Mali 400 MP4 GPU
- 1GB DDR 3 RAM
- 8GB Nand Flash Internal storage
- Support TF card up to 32GB extended
- 2 MP rear camera
- 0.3 MP front camera
- Gravity Sensor
- 802.11 b/g/n
- support external 3G dongle
- 3300mAh battery ( up to 5 hours work time)
In terms of physical build the tablet is made up of plastic. While this may be good since it keeps the device light you will have to take extra precaution with it since it’s not built to be rugged. The T7 weighs in at 303 grams which is lighter than similar models in the market today.
One thing that disappoints us is its rated 5 hours of work time. This is the company estimate but in real life this may go down to 3 or maybe 4 hours at the maximum.
Aside from these shortcomings it really is an impressive device at its price point. You’ll be getting a device with a quad core processor, dual cameras (front and back), and a good resolution of 1280 x 800.
As to why the car manufacturer is releasing an Android tablet we really don’t know. Should you be getting this device? If you’re looking for a cheap tablet then this makes a perfect choice. We are concerned about the support this device will have from the company though.