The ASUS ME172V has surfaced on GLBenchmark. The benchmark gives credence to a previous report, saying ASUS was making a 7-inch tablet that would only cost $99 (approximately £62). That report did say that the device would be called the ME-172V. If true, then there will be another tablet eating away on the iPad’s market share.
GLBenchmark reveals that the 7-inch tablet will sport a 1024×552-pixel 7-inch touchscreen and a processor with a clock speed from 600MHz to 1008MHz. This would mean that it would sport weaker specs compared to the iPad mini.
The device, however, is said to have Android 4.1.1 on board. This would mean that you would get to use features such as Google’s advanced voice search and Google Now.
Currently, this is all that was revealed about the 7-inch tablet. Reports have only revealed the devices resolution. Other specs are yet to be revealed.
So will we see Google launching a 7-inch tablet that is even cheaper than the Nexus 7? This is likely to happen.
Google is known for selling devices that give you more value for your money. One example is the Nexus 4, Google’s new Nexus smartphone. The handset was sold on Google Play for a mere £239. This gets you a handset with specs that rival the Samsung Galaxy S3.
With Google offering devices that offer more bang for the buck, its rivals will definitely be looking over their shoulder. It will also draw more manufacturers in to create more devices that run Android.
Interested in the ASUS ME172V, which is a 7-inch Android Jelly Bean-powered tablet rumoured to cost a mere £62? We’ll keep you posted once we know more.