AllWinner’s A64 Chipsets for Tablets, for only $5, entering in mass production soon!


Great news from Allwinner, their newest 64-bit chipsets for tablets going to get into production very soon, the big news? They cost only $ 5!

The company has had a very busy year, announcing their newest products and SoCs aimed to give good performance and low price. With both of these requisites, the company announces that their new line of Allwinner A64 Chipsets for tablets will be entering on mass production.

The A64 chipset line offers many advantages, including 64-bit support using powerful and economical A53 cores,  as well other capabilities that are really unexpected when you look at the value of the product. With the price tag of only $5.

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Some of the highlights, not to mention the price, are  4K video decoding capabilities and HDMI out, a new technology for display called SmartColor 2.0 (which should be something close to Mediatek new Miravision setup), support for various DRAM types, allowing companies to adopt options ranging from the cheapest to the most powerful and efficient. And the Android 5.1 Lollipop support out the box.

With the new SoC, we really hope that companies that adopt it, can provide good and truly affordable Tablets, without sacrificing features.

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24 Comments

  1. balcobomber25
    May 13, 2015

    Not great but for a budget tablet should be a pretty decent SoC.

    • Marius Cirsta
      May 13, 2015

      I’d like a TV box based on this, might come in handy as an ARM64 devel/testing box.

  2. highwind
    May 13, 2015

    Sadly Dual Core Mali400 is quite weak… It is the same as in MT6582 (and is there limited to 1280×720 for a good reason)

    • Marco Lancaster
      May 13, 2015

      Yeah, but we should expect $70 to $90 tablets using this SoC, it’s made for budget devices, When just a decent perfomance is expected.

      • Marius Cirsta
        May 13, 2015

        From what I understand they’re targetting even cheaper tablets. These will be those $50-$60 cheapest tablets you can get so nobody will put a high resolution display. I’m sure 1280×720 will be the max to keep the price low.
        This was all done to keep the prices low of course but for non-gaming purposes this is good enough. It might even be good to drive the UI only ( no games or fancy stuff ) on a cheap TV box.

    • oc
      May 14, 2015

      That’s why this is is basically a crappy chip set, like anything Allwinner does.

      For 14$ you’ve got the Intel N2940 which is inside many Windows tablets under 100$…

      They will fail miserably like they actually deserve.

      • OnlyMe999
        July 27, 2015

        not all apps run on x86 though.

  3. Guest
    May 13, 2015

    5$ means nothing if we don’t have other prices of ofther SoC to compare.
    What’s the price of 64bit MediaTeks?

    • balcobomber25
      May 14, 2015

      Couldn’t find the price of 64 bit chips but you can personally buy the MT6595 for around $60 online, that is Mediatek’s flagship SOC last year. Obviously suppliers who buy in bulk will get a much better deal.

  4. balcobomber25
    May 13, 2015

    Not great but for a budget tablet should be a pretty decent SoC.

    • Marius Cirsta
      May 13, 2015

      I’d like a TV box based on this, might come in handy as an ARM64 devel/testing box.

  5. provokanter Tabellenführer
    May 13, 2015

    Sadly Dual Core Mali400 is quite weak… It is the same as in MT6582 (and is there limited to 1280×720 for a good reason)

    • Marco Lancaster
      May 13, 2015

      Yeah, but we should expect $70 to $90 tablets using this SoC, it’s made for budget devices, When just a decent perfomance is expected.

    • Marius Cirsta
      May 13, 2015

      From what I understand they’re targetting even cheaper tablets. These will be those $50-$60 cheapest tablets you can get so nobody will put a high resolution display. I’m sure 1280×720 will be the max to keep the price low.
      This was all done to keep the prices low of course but for non-gaming purposes this is good enough. It might even be good to drive the UI only ( no games or fancy stuff ) on a cheap TV box.

    • Guest
      May 14, 2015

      That’s why this is is basically a crappy chip set, like anything Allwinner does.

      For 14$ you’ve got the Intel N2940 which is inside many Windows tablets under 100$…

      They will fail miserably like they actually deserve.

    • OnlyMe999
      July 27, 2015

      not all apps run on x86 though.

  6. Guest
    May 13, 2015

    5$ means nothing if we don’t have other prices of ofther SoC to compare.
    What’s the price of 64bit MediaTeks?

    • balcobomber25
      May 14, 2015

      Couldn’t find the price of 64 bit chips but you can personally buy the MT6595 for around $60 online, that is Mediatek’s flagship SOC last year. Obviously suppliers who buy in bulk will get a much better deal.

  7. realistic
    May 13, 2015

    I like Android 5.1 Lollipop support, I have a onda allwinner tablet, but support , what support????

  8. Guest
    May 14, 2015

    I like Android 5.1 Lollipop support, I have a onda allwinner tablet, but support , what support????

  9. Steven Fox
    May 15, 2015

    They could have at least put a MP450MP2 in there, this GPU barely runs anything, but if a 1GB RAM and 7inch screen tablet ends up costing 59$ it could be a steal, and will be much faster than Intel’s Sofia offering.

  10. Steven Fox
    May 15, 2015

    They could have at least put a MP450MP2 in there, this GPU barely runs anything, but if a 1GB RAM and 7inch screen tablet ends up costing 59$ it could be a steal, and will be much faster than Intel’s Sofia offering.

  11. Archall
    July 1, 2015

    Looks like Replacement for H3 soc

  12. Archall
    July 1, 2015

    Looks like Replacement for H3 soc