9.4-inch Ramos Android tablet powered by Samsung's quad-core Exynos chip

Posted by Shane McGlaun

The China-based Ramos has introduced a 9.4-inch tablet powered by Samsung's popular 1.4 GHz Exynos 4412 quad-core chip.

Dubbed the Ramos W42, the CPU is paired with ARM's Mali 400 GPU, meaning the tablet essentially has the guts of Samsung's Galaxy S III smartphone.

The Ramos W42 is available via various importers for around $247.

Specs? 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, and a display set at 1280 x 800 resolution that supports 10-points of touch. The tablet is also equipped with integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a two megapixel rear camera, and a 0.3-megapixel front camera.

Rounding out hardware and connectivity is a 5400 mAh battery, a microSD card slot, micro USB port, and the operating system is Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

Frankly, this device seems a lot like the Hyundai T7 we discussed a few days ago, albeit with a larger screen. Retailer Panda Will sells the tablet for $247 and offers a 12-month warranty.

Considering that the Ramos name is pretty much unknown in the United States, the one year warranty might make it more appealing to shoppers looking for a larger screen tablet with decent hardware who are willing to take a chance on an unfamiliar brand.

It seems like a number of Chinese vendors are trying to corner the Android tablet market, and perhaps these unknown tablets will prompt more familiar brands like Amazon to offer less expensive devices.