Chuwi is announcing a new tablet in their Android lineup called the Hi 9 Air. Set for a mid-April release, Chuwi is offering some interesting capabilities on their new tablet, which should be interesting when coupled with the low entry price. Featuring Android Oreo, the Hi 9 Air should fill the gap nicely for the entry-level tablet market in terms of price, but with some upscale features as well.

Chuwi’s Hi 9 Air will be a 10.1-inch IPS display, with a 2560x1600 resolution, and the display will be fully laminated OGS, which should help reduce reflections, and the display will feature 0.5-inch bezels.

Chwui Hi 9 Air
Component Hi 9 Air Tablet
Display 10.1" 2560x1600 IPS OGS
SoC MediaTek Helio X20
2 x Cortex A72 @ 2.1 GHz
4 x Cortex A53 @ 1.85 GHz
4 x Cortex A53 @ 1.4 GHz
Storage 64 GB eMMC
Operating System Android Oreo
WiFi Dual Band (expected 802.11ac)
Cellular Daul SIM 4G LTE
GSM B2/3/5/8
WCDMA B1/2/5/8
CDMA2000 BC0
TD-SDMA B34/39
FDD-LTE B1/3/4/5/7/20
TDD-LTE B38/39/40/41
Cameras Front: 5MP
Rear: 13MP w/Flash
Battery 8000 mAh
Dimensions 241.7 x 172.8 x 8.2 mm
9.5 x 6.8 x 0.32 inches
Expected Mid-April 2018 for less than $250 USD

Chuwui is powering the tablet with a MediatTek Helio X20 SoC, which isn’t cutting edge, but does offer A72 big cores at 2.1 GHz, along with A53 cores at both 1.85 Ghz and 1.4 GHz. This will be paired with 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of storage.

The Hi 9 Air also features a 13 MP rear camera with a flash, and a 5 MP front camera. For those that want cellular, the Hi 9 Air will also feature dual SIM, and offer a Cat 6 LTE modem.

Made out of aluminum, the tablet features a 8000 mAh battery, and has dimensions of 241.7 x 172.8 x 8.2 mm (9.5 x 6.8 x 0.32 inches). Weight isn’t specified.

The Hi 9 Air is expected to be on sale in mid-April, and while Chuwi has yet to fix a final price on it, it should be under $250 USD.

Source: Chuwi


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  • CuriosUser - Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - link

    the only source of deal breaker is x20
    this chipset is battery hog
    I rather have p25
  • mkozakewich - Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - link

    Fair warning: They don't have good build quality, and they are very unlikely to replace defective units. They had a problem with the Hi12 units where they were shipping faulty USB Type C chargers that burned out the USB chip, but they were refusing to replace them.
  • dennybrig - Friday, March 23, 2018 - link

    This is great, i have been using chinese products this couple of last months and i have been surprised by how much you can get by paying a lot less than the US counterparts. For instance i bought each of my kids the TECLAST T10 tablet (2560x1600 laminated screen) and it runs pretty well. I also bought for myself the Chuwi Hi13 tablet (3000x2000 non laminated screen) and usage at night for netflix is amazing. I look forward to see this tablet but it seems on the pricey side to be a chinese laptop, price must be $180 to be really attractive
  • tokyojerry - Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - link

    It is. Currently $174.99 at GearBest.

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