Reports from China white-box suppliers told that China is using Intel and MediaTek 3G and LTE-enabled models to be adopted into their application processor (AP) .Plus, subsidies from Intel for tablet products and also MediaTek reasonable pricing has made them one of the top in tablet industry.
Years ago, Allwinner Technology and Rockchip were one of the favorites among the manufacturers for their low-cost solutions chipmaker. As days passed by, 3G and LTE tablets demand rising in the market. Manufacturers begin to pick another way for producing lower cost tablets based on the sources.
Meanwhile, Intel is announcing their latest product, dual-core Atom Z2520, for a model with 7-inch sizes and Atom 3735G for bigger 8-inch models as said in the sources.
For the starting price, 7-inch Intel tablet is said to be around US$20 while for 7.85-inch would be cost around US$27. Plus, the addition of LTE module, 7-inch models Intel tablet based white box currently came up with ex-factory price around US$50. After raise by US$20 with the addition of LTE module highlighted by the sources.
Surprisingly, tablet 3G white-box using the same MediaTek’s solution came also with ex-factory price about US$39.90.
Turning up the heat, Rockchip, Amlogic and Allwinner are also announcing their latest product. Days before, Rockchip had announce their new quad-core RK3288 that support LTE devices and wearable. In the meantime, Amlogic were primarily set its M8 series as their goal as their new release, M802, that could support display with Ultra HD. Last but not least, Allwinner are competing by producing their eight-core A80 chip exclusively made pre-order for their customer.