Update 28th: Nothing we didn’t already know from the Twitter posts. The unit is up for sale for $299, but we know GearBest has it for $50 less so really it’s $250. Maybe the $299 is Chuwi’s Amazon USA price? (Chuwi are now selling in the US via Amazon) It’s safe to say it was just a little publicity stunt to get some Twitter followers on their new account.
In a first for a Chinese tablet manufacturer, Chuwi will have a live twitter event tomorrow. Normally they do it via the Chinese Twitter equivalent Weibo, but it seems Chuwi’s new push into international markets has brought this about. Hopefully, we’ll see something on the Stylus and Basic versions as well as the official Hi12 keyboard dock they will be selling. (Still nothing on the keyboard)
I really do hope they hint at a more powerful version with an X7 Z8700 or Core M, maybe it will be called the Vi12? Or Hi12 Pro/Plus?. I have one already preordered at GearBest for $250, which they claim will be shipping from tomorrow the 28th. So I hope will ship out next week so I can start to work on reviewing it.
Chuwi has also launched their English Hi12 page on en.Chuwi.com with some fancy looking images of the Hi12 and hype.
Source and tomorrow’s live event: Chuwi’s Twitter account