Chuwi appears to be one of the most active companies from China, at least as far as tablets and laptops production are concerned. The electronics maker did indeed recently launch two new tablets namely called Chuwi HiPad and Chuwi Hi9 Plus, soon after the Chuwi LapBook SE we’ve just checked out.
Let’s begin with the “older” and more affordable of the two – the Chuwi HiPad. The tablet is packed with a 10.1-inch Full HD display using an IPS panel and a fully laminated process.It’s then powered by a MediaTek Helio X27 deca-core CPU with a maximum frequency of 2.6Ghz paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (expandable to 128GB via microSD). Cameras are 5MP res on both the front and back.
The HiPad is fueled by a 7000mAh capacity battery which the company claims will bring 10 hours of “comprehensive” use and a standby time of over 15 days.
Connectivity wise, the tablet is equipped with 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, a microUSB port for charging and a 3.5mm audio jack.
The Chuwi HiPad comes with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box and is currently priced around $140 on websites such as Gearbest.
Moving onto the more premium Chuwi Hi9 Plus, we find a slightly bigger 10.8-inch IPS panel with a much higher 2.5K 1600 x 2560 resolution. Also this one boasts a MediaTek Helio X27 deca-core CPU clocked at 2.6Ghz along with a Mali-T880 GPU but now paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable to 128GB via microSD).
Other hardware includes a 8MP shooter on both sides, a 7000mAh battery that can be charged via the microUSB port, a 3.5mm jack and a dock interface to connect the compatible keyboard. Obviously, also the Hi9 Plus features 5Ghz WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1 plus we have 4G LTE connectivity on the two SIM slots onboard.
The Chuwi Hi9 Plus will run Android 8.0 Oreo and is set to go on sale very soon for about $250.