In 2012 we heard that Philips was preparing a new Android powered tablet. After a year of silence, the Dutch based manufacturer is ready to unveil the Amio tablet, which looks surprisingly good considering its hardware and insane price level of 100 EUR or $135.
Philips Amio is definitely an entry level tablet according to the standards. It sports a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Philips hasn’t specified its type, but a TFT screen is the most probable design decision. Other important innards include an unspecified dual-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz backed by 1 GB of RAM. The processor is likely to be a MIPS based, in line with the plans unveiled back in 2012. As you can see, the 7-inch Philips Amio tablet looks just right for a budget friendly model.
The tablet continues to impress us with its other innards. Amio’s internal storage is 8 GB, which is pretty common for even mid-range devices. Moreover, you can add more space using a micro SD card – up to 32 GB. The new Android tablet includes a micro HDMI port and an excellent 3000 mAh battery. In terms of sound, Philips has added the FillSound Audio feature which brings digital signal processing for improved audio quality. Amio runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Yes, it is not the latest version, but it still has a relatively new OS, which is more than enough for a low-priced budget tablet.
Overall, we must say the new Philips Amio tablet looks quite impressive. It has a mix between low-end and mid-range specs and a great price tag. Amio should reach selected European Markets priced at 100 EUR ($135). No news on US availability at the moment.