Samsung will launch one new tablet pc with Windows 10 OS, Galaxy Tab Pro S. This is the first tablet pc Windows named by Galaxy.
The design of this Galaxy Tab Pro S is quite similar as Surface, its whole size 290.3*198.8*6.3mm. Total weight is 696g.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S adopts the Intel Gen 6 Core M dual core processor. Frequency is 2.2GHz, its RAM is 4GB, storage is 128GB SSD. Unit owns built in NFC and GPS function, Its operation system is Windows 10. There is one USB host on the body of this unit. Battery life is over 10 hours.
This unit has Wifi and LTE two edition, but till now, Samsung did not announce its price.
Today, people made a simple contrast between nine flagship CPU and GPU in market. You can see the picture, the left side is GPU performance, and right side is CPU performance.
The top SOC among the nine flagship SOC which are already for sale in market is Apple A9. Its single thread performance is invincible, and dual core performance is nearly the same as Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa core CPU, and its GPU performance is also very good.
Second, let's see the Kirin 950. Its multi core performance is very good, about 30% higher than Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, and 25% higher than Samsung Exynos 7420. But its single core performance is not good, more than 30% lower than Apple A9.
Regarding new three SOC which will be available soon, the Samsung Exynos 8890 is the most powerful one. Its GPU is Mali T880 MP12, and GPU performance is very high, and its single thread performance is similar as Apple A9, and thanks to integrated eight cores, its multi threads performance is also invincible
Regarding Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, it adopts Adreno 530 GPU, performance is similar as Samsung, its single thread performance is also similar, but since it is one quad core SOC, so its multi threads performance is much lower than Samsung Exynos 8890.
Following is the Mediatek Helio X20 which is also based on ARM Cortex A72. its general performance is similar as Samsung Exynos 8890 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, and 26% higher than Kirin 950. It is one deca core SOC, so its multi threads performance is nearly the same as Samsung Exynos 8890, but its GPU is Mali T880 MP4 which is much lower than Mali T880 MP12.
Microsoft has launched its new operation system, Windows 10 OS. Till now, there are a lot of new tablets pc coming with Windows 10 OS. Compared with Android OS, Windows 10 OS is more compatible with PC software, and if you connect a mouse with tablet, it can work as a laptop PC. This Vi8 Plus is the latest tablet pc Windows from Chuwi, and comes with new generation Intel Cherry Trail quad core processor and USB Type C port.
This Chuwi Vi8 adopts new generation Intel X5 Cherry Trail SOC, that is one 64 bit quad core and quad threads CPU, frequency is as high as 1.84GHz. This SOC adopts 14nm process technology, compared with last generation, its performance is boosted 50%, and power consumption is reduced 20%.
This unit owns one DDR3L RAM and eMMC storage with data protection technology. The working voltage of RAM is 15% lower than other tablets, its reading and processing speed is much faster.
Chuwi Vi8 owns one USB Type C port, and Micro HDMI output, unit can support WiDi wireless output technology. You can transfer the videos on tablet to TV or projectors.
Totally speaking, this Chuwi Vi8 Plus is one cost effective tablet pc, as adopting new Intel Cherry Trail SOC, its battery life is longer.
Recently, news from suverimax.com, as the supply of CPU is not enough, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book are in shortage, that is very bad news for people in waiting.
People from Suverimax said, as the production volume of Intel Skylake processor is not enough, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book are both in shortage. Some orders in 4th quarter have to be delayed to next quarter.
From current situation, we believe, the shipment volume of Surface Book will be very good in 1st quarter of 2016. As estimation, it will be about 100 thousand pieces, that is twice of Surface Pro 4. But if the supply of Intel Skylake can not be resolved, it will affect the production and sales of Intel's new products.
Till now, Surface Book has already landed USA and Australia, and may land Europe during next March or April. We have to wait patiently.
Several days before, we have disclosed one new tablet pc from Google, model number is Pixel C. Today, this tablet lands Play Store, and will be for sale in 14 different countries and areas. This unit has two different editions, one is 32GB, and one is 64GB, their price is 499 and 599 US dollars.
Though this Pixel C is belonging to Pixel product line, but different with other Pixel products, this Pixel C adopts Android operation system, not Chrome OS. In meanwhile, Google provides one Bluetooth keyboard, its price is about 150 US dollars.
Pixel C adopts Nvidia Tegra X1 processor. We have already talked about its performance in this post. It owns one 10.2 inch IPS screen, resolution is 2560*1800 pixels, operation system is Android 6.0, RAM is 3GB.
Though the keyboard is not cheap, but its battery life can be over 12 months, and users can charge the keyboard through the tablet pc.
This year, many new tablets pc and smartphones start to adopt metal body. Though, Colorfly has already launched its tablet pc with metal body, and received good market respond, but Colorfly would like to launch one new flagship tablet pc with metal body. This Colorfly Hero 8 may be for sale at year end.
As our information, this Colorfly Hero 8 will adopt Touch ID function. Till now, only Apple and Samsung has adopted Touch ID function for their tablets, in China, even XiaoMi and Huawei don't have it.
In 2015, CES trade show, Intel displayed its USB 3.1 technology, the USB port is Type C USB. And very soon, this Type C USB port has replaced Micro USB port, and this Colorfly Hero 8 will also adopt this Type C USB port.
Colorfly Hero 8 will adopt 3D Touch technology which is also adopted by iPhone 6S. Its cost is very high. The detail spec information of this Colorfly Hero 8 is unknown for now, but we believe it will be quite satisfying.
On 30th, Sept, Google officially launched its new tablet pc for office usage. Model name is Pixel C. Till now, this unit is not available for sale, but some people has disclosed its performance. This Pixel C owns one Nvidia Tegra X1 processor.
Its single core performance is scored 1395, multi core is 4345. We can compared it with Google Nexus 9 which owns Nvidia Tegra K1 processor. Its single core is 1884, and multi core is 3204. But we have to say the RAM of this Pixel C is only 3GB.
Except that, this Google Pixel C owns one 10.2 inch IPS screen, similar as iPad. Its CPU is Nvidia Tegra X1 processor and has 3GB RAM. Operation system is the latest Android M OS, Its price is starting from 499 US dollars, and people buy one keyboard which costs 149 US dollars. Google did not tell when this Pixel C will for sale, but will not be later than Christmas Day.
Last week, XiaoMi opened its last product presentation conference in 2015. During this conference, XiaoMi launched its new flagship smartphone, RedMi Note 3 and new generation tablet pc, Mi Pad 2. The price of Mi Pad 2 is starting from 160 US dollars, more important, if you want, you can burn Windows 10 operation system into this unit. It owns 2GB RAM, but people said 2GB RAM is not enough to run Windows 10 OS, but our testing result shows its performance is not bad.
XiaoMi Mi Pad 2 adopts latest Intel Cherry Trail X5 Z8500 quad core processor. This processor is based on 14nm process technology, and 64 bit. Frequency is 2.24GHz. We tested its performance by one 3rd party software, its result is 85101 which is just lower than Huawei Mate 8 and Meizu Pro 5, and even higher than XiaoMi Note smart phone.
Mi Pad 2 owns one 7.9 inch IPS screen from Sharp, resolution is 2048*1536 pixels. Battery capacity is 6190Mah. Front camera is 5M pixels, rear camera is 8M pixels, and it support Type C USB port. It has two editions, one is coming with 16GB storage, the other is 64GB. But only 64GB edition can be burn with Windows 10 OS. It is not dual OS, you can just choose one operation system, Android or Windows 10.
Last week, Nvidia announced its new Shield Tablet K1 tablet pc. This unit adopts Tegra K1 processor. Recently, people disclosed one new tablet pc from Nvidia. Model number is Shield Tablet X1. This unit will adopt new Nvidia Tegra X1 processor which is based on Maxwell architecture. Its performance is much higher than Tegra K1. News said this tablet will own one 8 inch IPS screen, resolution is 1920*1200 pixels. RAM is 3GB, storage is 32GB. Its operation system is Android 6.0 OS. For now, there is no information about its cameras.
Nvidia Tegra X1 is the new processor rolling out at beginning of this year. It adopts the Maxwell architecture from Nvidia, and 20nm process technology. This processor integrates four ARM Cortex A53 and four ARM Cortex A57. Its GPU is also based on Maxwell architecture. It can support 4K video playback at 60fps, and H.265, VP9 decoding. Generation speaking, performance of Tegra X1 is twice of Tegra K1, and its GPU performance is similar as iPad Pro.
Yesterday, XiaoMi launched three new products. One is this XiaoMi Mi Pad 2. In fact, in the conference, CEO of XiaoMi did not talk too much about Mi Pad 2. Why? I think there is nothing too much to talk about this tablet pc.
First, the design of Mi Pad 2 are the same as first generation Mi Pad, but it adopts metal body, just like RedMi Note 3. But compared with 1st generation, it is more slim, thickness is only 6.95mm. Total weight is 322g. There are two colors available, silver and golden.
About two months ago, we have already disclosed new XiaoMi Mi Pad 2 will adopts Intel X86 architecture processor, and abandons ARM. In conference, CEO of XiaoMi has confirmed it, XiaoMi Mi Pad 2 adopts Intel X5 Z8500 quad core processor, based on 14nm process technology. Its frequency is 2.2GHz. Its RAM is still 2GB, and storage can be 16GB or 64GB.
Mi Pad 2 owns one 7.9 inch IPS screen, resolution is 2048*1536 pixels. Its front camera is 5M pixels, rear camera is 8M pixels. It has one built in 6010Mah, and USB Type-C port.
XiaoMi Mi Pad 2 has one edition with Windows 10 OS. Regarding the first generation Mi Pad, users have already complained that the battery life is short and RAM is small, but new Mi Pad does not resolve the problem, the battery capacity is even smaller than last generation. Compared with old one, new Mi Pad does not have too much improvement. Maybe that is because XiaoMi has lost confidence of tablet Android.