Hi, I just got a prototype sample of this new model that will be available in the next couple weeks, and which is 7 inch device quite similar to GPD g7 in specs except its design is more similar to devices like JXD s7800.
Here are the specs:
RK3188-T clocked at 1,4 ghz (can be overclocked via custom kernel to 1,6ghz)
1 GB RAM
8 Gb nand
7 inch 1024 x 600 IPS Screen (they finally ended putting a IPS one, yay! xD)
Battery: 5000 mah (my samples comes with a 3000 mah because it's a prototype)Screen:
It's a 1024 x 600 IPS. colours and contrast seem quite nice and view angles are better than GPD g7. Nothing to object in this sense.Controls
The DPAD is really nice. A One piece DPAD which reminds to Sega Saturn PAD and madcatz SF pads, except it's a bit smaller. Diagonals are good, is not noisy at all and I can play fighting games without problems. The best DPAD I have probably tried in an Android gaming tablet.
Analogs are not so nice, they are quite similar to psp nubs, a bit bigger. Not as precise or as good as the analogs of G7 or g5a.
The four frontal buttons (XBYA)are a bit soft, but not noisy at all. They are good in my opinion. It comes with double trigger buttons in a similar position to devices like s7300 or s7800. I honestly prefer the disposition of devices like G7 or g5a for shoulder buttons, but are ok. They are a bit hard however and a bit clakey.Firmware and Performance:
Device comes with Android kitkat, with a launcher that is recommended to remove. Seems quite stable at the moment, pretty much in the line of g7 stock roms. Screen refresh rate is 60 hz, it doesn't have problems with hdmi or vsync, and has a proper joystick driver. You can also swap your memories inside the firmware, so it's pretty much like the legacy ROMS.
All in all, seems a solid device, a different alternative for those not liking g7 design and prefer a more conventional tablet design for it.
I have no idea about pricing when this device come to the shops, but I suppose it should be quite similar to g7 in price.