German electronics producer Gigaset is stepping into the world of Android tablets, by launching two new devices. The 10-inch QV1030
and the eight-inch QV830
are aluminum-clad slates running Android 4.2.2, and while the larger version targets the high-end market, the smaller model attempts to tempt those looking for a more generic, mid-range device.
that the QV1030 has a 2560x1600-resolution display and a 1.8GHz quad-core Tegra 4 processor, a rear eight-megapixel camera with dual LED flash, 16GB of expandable storage, and a 9000mAh battery. The smaller version opts for a resolution of 1024x768, a quad-core MediaTek processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 8GB of storage, and a five-megapixel rear camera. Both have identical 1.2-megapixel webcams, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS.
The two tablets will be going on sale in Germany in early December, priced at €199 ($270) and €369 ($502) for the smaller and larger devices, respectively. While they are likely to be made available in other countries, Gigaset is not expected to bring the tablets to the United States.