HP launches the bezel-heavy 7 Plus for $99

How low can quad-core go? HP's answering that question by launching the HP 7 Plus, a 7-inch Android tablet that features four Cortex A7 cores. Leaked earlier this month, the 7 Plus is the most affordable tablet offered by HP.

In terms of hardware, you're looking at a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600, an Allwinner Technology A31 SoC that features four Cortex A7 cores clocked at 1 GHz along with a Power VR SGX544MP2 GPU. Although Allwinner isn't a well-known brand in the US, its products power a lot of budget smartphones and tablets in China.

Other specs include 1 GB DDR3 RAM, 8 GB eMMC internal storage, microSD card slot (expandable up to 32 GB), Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, 2 MP rear camera, 0.3 MP front shooter, MicroUSB 2.0 and a 2800 mAh battery that is said to offer five and a half hours of battery life. The tablet runs a near stock version of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.

It isn't the fastest tablet in the world, but remember it does only cost $99. If you're interested, head over to the source link to buy the tablet direct from HP.

Source: HP, Via:CNET

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.