Remember the Acer A210? No? I wouldn’t be surprised. It was a decent 10.1″ ICS 4.0 tablet that offered a lot of value in a rather forgettable attempt to challenge the iPad and other 10″ Android tablets in its price range.
Well, after that failed attempt at capturing some of the market share, it appears that Acer is at it again with the possible successor, the A220, showing up on the GLBenchmark website. Although there are no actual photos of the device, here are some of the most important specs that were leaked:
- 1.3GHz quad core Tegra 3
- 10.1″ display at a resolution of 1280 x 800 (149PPI)
- Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
While this might be a rather incomplete spec sheet, expect Acer to include a whole suite of connectivity ports, similar to what they have done in the past on the A210 and the A200. Of course, this is just a leak, and an unconfirmed one at that, so until anything official is announced, it’s best to stay skeptical.
Still, it’s tempting to speculate about the kind of success the Acer A220 might have as a slightly more affordable option to other tablets that it will compete with when it comes out internationally and in the Philippines. If I’m right, the pricing will probably be similar to the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and if it has a complete set of connectivity ports, the Acer A220 will be a more appealing option over the Samsung-made tablet. That is, if it manages to trim down the chunkiness from the predecessor, the A210.
Then again, the Nexus 10, which is also made by Samsung, is expected to come out in the same price range as well, which would completely negate any advantage Acer thinks it might have over other tablets. First, the Nexus 10 comes with an industry-leading 300PPI pixel density for a screen that is exactly the same as that of what is expected to be the Acer A220. Second, it’s a Nexus. People will buy it because of all the advantages that a Nexus device brings to the user, such as the latest Android OS version at the time of release and the latest OS updates whenever they come along. Third, because of this and how absolutely gorgeous it will likely be compared to the Acer 220 if the leaks are true.
Source: Android Headlines