The China-based Ramos has introduced a 9.4-inch tablet powered by Samsung’s popular 1.4 GHz Exynos 4412 quad-core chip.
Dubbed the Ramos W42, the CPU is paired with ARM’s Mali 400 GPU, meaning the tablet essentially has the guts of Samsung’s Galaxy S III smartphone.
The Ramos W42 is available via various importers for around $247.
Specs? 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, and a display set at 1280 x 800 resolution that supports 10-points of touch. The tablet is also equipped with integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a two megapixel rear camera, and a 0.3-megapixel front camera.
Rounding out hardware and connectivity is a 5400 mAh battery, a microSD card slot, micro USB port, and the operating system is Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
Considering that the Ramos name is pretty much unknown in the United States, the one year warranty might make it more appealing to shoppers looking for a larger screen tablet with decent hardware who are willing to take a chance on an unfamiliar brand.
It seems like a number of Chinese vendors are trying to corner the Android tablet market, and perhaps these unknown tablets will prompt more familiar brands like Amazon to offer less expensive devices.