IFA 2015: Hisense Magic Mirror tablet gets Retina display and narrow bezels


hisense magic mirror tablet

As well as a few new smartphones, Hisense also had a couple of new tablets at IFA, the most interesting being the Hisense Magic Mirror.

This 8.4-inch tablet is aimed at people who want a larger, high-resolution panel in their hands, but don’t want to fumble around with a huge body and massive bezels.

Not a lot of information is at hand for the Magic Mirror at this time, and the Hisense crew couldn’t offer much additional info either as the product was just being added to the display as I rolled up and got in the way.

What I could see of the 8.4-inch tablet is that is measures only 3.5mm at its thinnest and 7.5mm at its thickest point. The display has very narrow bezels which I feel might hinder and increase the chance of accidental touches on the 2560 x 1600 Retina panel.

Dolby offer their audio expertise on the Hisense Magic Mirror while a 1.8Ghz Rockchip RK3288 chipset and 2GB RAM runs the Android 5.0 OS. Storage options will come in either 16GB or 32GB.

Hisense staff did give me a USB drive, but an empty file of press releases isn’t very useful.

More from IFA through the day and tomorrow.

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14 Comments

  1. Filipp
    September 3, 2015

    if only 9.7 inches..

    • Android Developer
      September 6, 2015

      Does it have a camera ? I don’t see one.

  2. Muhammad Yasir
    September 3, 2015

    my first time seeing Hisense products in so much lime light …
    are they good ?
    build quality ? cams ?
    what about overall performance and displays?
    is the pricing sane?

  3. jimberkas
    September 3, 2015

    i still like my old Hisense Sero 7 Pro.
    but RK3288 seems a bit of a stretch.
    also, hate the tiny bezels, need something to hold!
    if its cheap enough, i’d try it

    • James
      September 4, 2015

      Agree on that – RK3288 is not a great processor (certainly not in my Pipo P9 anyway)

  4. Filipp
    September 3, 2015

    if only 9.7 inches..

    • Android Developer
      September 6, 2015

      Does it have a camera ? I don’t see one.

  5. Guest
    September 3, 2015

    my first time seeing Hisense products in so much lime light …
    are they good ?
    build quality ? cams ?
    what about overall performance and displays?
    is the pricing sane?

  6. jimberkas
    September 3, 2015

    i still like my old Hisense Sero 7 Pro.
    but RK3288 seems a bit of a stretch.
    also, hate the tiny bezels, need something to hold!
    if its cheap enough, i’d try it

    • James
      September 4, 2015

      Agree on that – RK3288 is not a great processor (certainly not in my Pipo P9 anyway)

  7. September 16, 2015

    Small bezels are desirable on a phone, NOT on a tablet. You need large bezels on a tablet so you have something to hold onto without triggering touch events. Why is this not obvious? For this HiSense device, this is not a feature, it’s a design mistake!

    • September 16, 2015

      I suppose it may be possible to use a stand or some kinda flip cover to hold the device without touching the screen. That may help. Still it does not seems like large bezel is anything to complain about or shy away from in a tablet. In fact the larger case size may give more room for a larger battery, speakers, etc.

  8. Brad
    September 16, 2015

    Small bezels are desirable on a phone where you can hold it in one hand… NOT so for a tablet. You need large bezels on a tablet so you have something to hold onto without triggering touch events. For this HiSense device, this is not a feature, it’s a design mistake!

    • Brad
      September 16, 2015

      I suppose it may be possible to use a stand or some kinda flip cover to hold the device without touching the screen. That may help. Still it does not seems like large bezel is anything to complain about or shy away from in a tablet. In fact the larger case size may give more room for a larger battery, speakers, etc.