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More than likely you’ve never actively looked for the brand HiSense. That’s about to change. Starting in the next few days, you’ll start to see low priced tablets, laptops, and other electronic devices start to hit stores, Walmart stores to be exact. In the case of tablet PCs, you’ll start to see prices hovering around that sweet spot of $99 for the basic tablet and $199 for the “high-end” model. Leading the charge of this low cost cavalry is HiSense, a 40-year old, Chinese, consumer electronics company. Already the leading manufacturer of panel TVs in China, the company is poised to take on giants like Samsung, Panasonic, LG, and Vizio, going spec for spec in the flat-panel TV, laptop, and now, the tablet markets.
Launching this week will be the Sero 7 Pro tablet, priced at $149, and the Sero 7 Lt priced at $99. Both tablets are meant in no small way to steal market share from the 7″ tablet heavyweights, Amazon, Samsung, Google, ASUS and HP.
The Sero 7 Pro features 1.3 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, a 1280 x 800 high-definition touchscreen display with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory storage. Standard fare includes dual cameras: 5.0 mp rear-facing and 2.0 mp front-facing, Bluetooth-enabled, the Sero 7 Pro includes near-field communications technology (NFC) and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
The slightly less competitive but nicely priced Sero 7 Lt sports a 1.6GHz dual-core processor, comes with 1GB RAM, 4 GB of internal memory storage, and a 0.3 MP front facing camera. It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Both the Sero Pro and the Sero 7 LT feature a microSD card expansion and mini HDMI out.
Though not the cheapest of the low-cost tablets, the HiSense heritage may help lend a little credibility to what looks to be a crowded market. See the tablets in store and online here.
In the meantime, shop the low prices and greater selection of tablets at Walmart.