Hands-on with a couple of Android iPad mini clones at Sino CES

Hands-on with a couple of Android iPad mini clones at Sino CES


Sino CES has attracted companies from all over China, and it didn’t take us long to come across a couple of Android powered iPad mini clones.

The 2 iPad mini wannabes shown here were on show at the Julong booth at Sino CES. The first of the 2 mini Android tablets is almost a 1:1 replica of the original iPad mini. The display is a 7.8-inch unit the the white plastic body features the familiar iOS physical home button.

android iPad mini clone

Under the hood a quad-core MT6589 processor runs a modified version of Android 4.2 which gives the tablet a similar to layout to iO6. As Julong have opted for a MT6589 processor you can also insert a SIM in the tablet to browse the web over 3G or even make voice calls.

android iPad mini clone

The second tablet comes with a slightly smaller 7-inch panel, features an alloy rear shell and does away with the physical home button in favour of full onscreen controls. The alloy bodied tablet lacks 3G, but this is reflected in the price.

Speaking of pricing both tablets are quite affordable with the 3G enabled quad-core model costing just 1100 Yuan ($179) while the smaller 7-inch device was around 700 Yuan ($113).

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  • Mario

    Very nice! Can’t wait for more specs. Any chance you could keep an eye on the charging sockets too? I swear I will never buy a tablet with a non-USB charger again.

    • These had USB chargers 🙂

  • Camaman

    Great now the screen is finally big enough so I can see the caller name in big enough letters if I dont have a contact pic…

  • DN

    OMG, this is amazing, finally a copy perfect, perfect size, with 3G and the main thing with home button.

    I’m crazy here, cant wait to launch this tablet, which is to day?

    I almost bought a mini Goopad.

    • Louisclub

      what’s wrong about the goopad mini?

      • DN

        Goopad material is plastic and only has 7 inches

        Outside behind him did not have apple logo

        Hopefully this has

        • Paul

          Be sure it does not have any Apple logo.

          • DN

            What a shame. =(

            You know the manufacturer of this ipad mini?

            • Mario

              I think it is good that there is no Apple logo. Do you think HTC and Huawei would be so big now if they just copied inferior logos? If someone has to have an apple logo they can use a sticker from ebay.

  • tommyx21

    is it already unveiled?where can I buy it?

  • Markoff

    thank you for stating chinese prices, but could you please write exact names of the models? and if you mention chinese brand also chinese characters?

  • DN

    Andi, the material is plastic or aluminium?

    • The larger 3G one is plastic, the other is alloy

      • ocee

        I have looked every where on the web for the ipad mini clone, quad core 7.8inch built-in 3G and could not find it (I found goopad mini 2 which is weaker in terms of specs). Even on Julong web site up there it is not on, where can I find it Andi?

        • OrientDeal lists a few models which look like iPad minis