ZTE has officially announced its Light II Android tablet for the UK market. A 7-inch slab that runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the ZTE Light II isn’t likely to be giving the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime any sleepless nights anytime soon.
There’s a 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage and a dual camera set up – a 3.2-megapixel main camera (no flash) and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
But while its specs may not be the biggest on the block, the ZTE Light II – aka the ZTE V9A – has already been priced up by Clove at a not too shabby £234.99, a cut under your average tablet.
“ZTE V9A is ZTE’s first own-branded tablet made available in the UK and we are very excited about its entry into the market. We plan to continue our progress in the UK, introducing ZTE branded consumer devices with key capabilities at reasonable prices,” said Wu Sa, Director, Mobile Device Operations for ZTE. “Our UK strategy is very much focused on providing quality devices – a factor which is apparent through our growth and development in the handset arena.”
Last year we saw ZTE release a number of handsets, most of them white label phones such as the Orange Monte Carlo, Orange San Francisco II and the T-Mobile Vivacity, an iPhone 4 lookalike with more or less the same specs as the San Francicso II.
£234.99 is a good price. But bearing in mind that if you’re after a cheap Android tablet it’s worth knowing that you can still pick up an HTC Flyer (running Android 3.2 Honeycomb) from Expansys for the same money. Hopefully we’ll see more low-cost tabs from ZTE, but hopefully with a more up to date OS running under the hood.