Pocketbook has formally announced a trio of next generation of tablets that are absolutely brimming with cutting edge specs. The company is betting that they will outshine the competition on the hardware front on the match towards the holiday shopping season.
PocketBook SURFpad 4 M (7.9 inch screen) and PocketBook SURFpad 4 L (9.7 inch screen) models have IPS displays with resolution of 2048×1536, and the 7-inch version PocketBook SURFpad 4 S has a resolution of 1920×1200, which is more than FHD (Full High Definition) format. The screen aspect ratio of PocketBook SURFpad 4 S is 16:10 and PocketBook SURFpad 4 M and PocketBook SURFpad 4 L – 4:3.
Underneath the hood is a 1.7 GHZ Octacore processor and all models have a quad-core GPU for is great for fans of the latest computer games. All three devices have 2 GB of RAM for better performance, and 16 GB of internal memory. If this is not enough, you can increase it further via the SDHC and SDXC external memory cards. The 9.7 inch 4L model has an amazing 8000 mAh battery, while the others have a more modest 4000 mAh.
All models are equipped with the two cameras – a rear facing 8 MP with autofocus to create high resolution images and the front facing 2 MP. They also have a set of stereo speakers, one on each side of the screen. They also have 3.5 mm headphone jacks for the moments you don’t want to keep sounds on the down low.
Finally, these tablets are running a vanilla version of Android 4.4 KitKat OS. No word on price as of yet, or official release date.
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