New RockChip SoC Creeps To The Surface

If you cast your mind back to February you might remember I mentioned that RockChip were working on a new SoC, based on a dual core Cortex A9 CPU. Well the first Chinese mainstream tablet utilising this chip is about to surface in the shape of a reworked Window N90.

Specs of this tab are quite spectacular:

  • 9.7 inch 1024×768 Capacitive 10 Point Multitouch IPS Display
  • Android 4.0.4
  • Rockchip RK3066 –¬† Dual Core 1.5GHz
  • 1GB RAM
  • Four Core Mali400 GPU
  • 8GB Internal Memory
  • MicroSD Expansion
  • 802.11b/g/n Wireless and WIFI Direct
  • 8000mAh Li-Ion Battery
  • Front and Rear Camera
  • Micro USB
  • 3.5mm Headphone Hack
  • HDMI Output

Check out the link to Chinese site pconline for details.

Update:

It looks like Cube will be releasing one soon as well. Check the video from Charbax.

11 thoughts on “New RockChip SoC Creeps To The Surface”

  1. Sooo, how long till this is jammed into something with physical controls?

    I imagine you’d get some nice emulator performance out of it.

    • probably won’t happen, or at least it’s never happened in the past. for some reason it’s only tablet manufacturers like window, cube, ramos, bmorn etc that use rockchip stuff. handheld manufacturers always seem to go with the boxchip / allwinner equivalent. it won’t be long though until they’ve all got SoCs based on the same tech.

  2. Reading through the comments on the website, it seems it’s either going to be 899 or 999 Yuan, which equates to about $142 – $158. I guess you could expect to pay about $190 – $210 to have it shipped from somewhere like DX etc.
    But once every manufacturer under the sun jumps on the new SoC the price will drop pretty quick.

    • $150? Geez, that’s less than what I paid for my LG Optimus slider (which has specs less than half as good as this, and which is lagging about five words behind while I’m typing this response on it). 10 point multitouch sounds like it would be awesome, especially for rythm-game apps. I’d snap this up right away if it debuts at anything less than $300. Looking over the features again.. no bluetooth? Or is that so standard nowadays the didn’t feel it needed to be listed? Hopefully the latter, it would be good to have alternative to touchsceen for gaming controls.

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