A new tablet is launching soon in China that not only claims to match the resolution of the new iPad's Retina display, but it might be able to do it for under 200 euros (though no price or release date was announced). The Cube U9GT5 runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and is powered by a dual-core 1.6 GHz Cortex A9 processor with 1 GB of RAM. The 9.7-inch display clocks in at 2048 x 1536, or 264 pixels per inch, which is identical to Apple's latest tablet. Of course, there's a lot more than pixel density to take into account, but sure gives this tablet a solid selling point to lean on.
It's hard to really tell how much better these displays are than what we're used to, but that didn't stop the manufacturer from posting a few comparison videos and images.
While we may never see the Cube U9GT much further beyond China, it does go to show that an Android tablet can compete in displays with what Apple's offering. The real trick will be if this thing can pull it off while maintaining solid battery life and not being too thick. How high of a priority is display sharpness to you? Is there really any point until there's a lot of apps and content that's been optimized for that resolution, or will the availability of that hardware naturally push content creators to upscale?