Here they are folks, two new quad core devices from JXD confirmed and ready for pre-order. The s7800 comes in two flavours and with a small difference in price. Model A contains the AllWinner A31S and is available for $159.99 whereas Model B contains RockChip’s current flagship RK3188 and will set you back $169.99.
The general consensus is that while the SGX544 MP2 inside the A31S performs better than the quad core Mali400 in the RockChip, the RK3188 is all round a faster solution. Added to this is the fact that the Linux source is now available for this chip, which could mean for some interesting developments for the Model B in the future.
If you’re interested then head over to Willgoo to get your pre-order in, otherwise hang tight and see if the five inch version ever arrives!
All has been quiet on the JXD front for quite some time now, but it looks as though their production line is about to be fired up again for a new round of quad core handhelds. Many people have been chomping at the bit for a powerful 5 inch handheld from the Hong Kong firm since the rumoured S5600 all those months ago, so the below image may be cause for some celebration. The 7 inch variant is something we’ve seen and heard rumours of before, but unfortunately will be powered by the slightly inferior AllWinner A31*. The below image has been cropped from some promotional material containing info of 14 (fourteen!) of their past, present and future handhelds.
*Willgoo staff have since said that there will be 2 variants of the S7800, one with the A31S and one with the RK3188. We’ll have to wait and see.
It’s happened before that we’ve seen renders, even prototypes in some cases, of JXD machines that never reach market – so don’t take this as gospel just yet. It does stand to reason though that JXD’s next step would be revisiting the possibility of a powerful 5 inch machine, and of course those new quad core CPUs would be just the ticket to generate a bit of hype. I reckon we’ll be seeing more of these little chaps in the next couple of months. I have my heart set on a 5 inch RK3188 machine personally, so this could be the one.
Here’s the full promotional release from JXD containing all 14 of those boxes of joy.
Many thanks to Chris for sending this in.
Waiting for the 5 inch JXD S5800? So was I, but it looks like we might be waiting a while longer because JXD already have promo shots of a new quad core 7 incher.
RK3188 or A31? No-one seems to know for sure, but Skelton has spoken to the manufacturer who claim it’ll be RockChip. Let’s hope so.