Chinese manufacturer Hisense and Walmart have announced a new agreement whereby the companies will cooperate on an exclusive line of Android tablets which will be sold through retail locations and online. The HiSense Sero line will initially consist of the 7 LT and Pro at $99.99 and $149.99 respectively.
As far as specifications are concerned, the LT features a 1.6GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage plus a microSD slot with support for 32GB cards, a 1,024 x 600-pixel 7-inch display, 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera, a four-hour battery life and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The Pro model moves up to a 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB of storage, an upgraded 1,280 x 800 HD display, a 2MP camera up front with a 5MP camera on the rear along with support for NFC, Bluetooth 3.0, mini HDMI out, haptic feedback, GPS support, up to 10 hours of battery life and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
The tablets are sure to appeal to those that are looking to a less expensive alternative to the Nexus 7, albeit with additional features not found on that tablet, such as the cameras and microSD slot as well as GPS support and NFC on the higher-end Pro model.