The Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire still reign supreme in the seven inch tablet market, with the iPad Mini clogging up the mid-range eight inch market and the iPad still running the show in the ten inch market.
For those that don’t know, Hisense is a Chinese manufacturer and currently trying to make waves in the US market, they recently bought a huge booth at CES to show off their current product line.
The HisenseÂ Sero 7 lite was recently spotted at the FCC and we are now likely to see the big brother, the Sero 7 Pro. Even with this more premium name, it retains a $99 price tag.
Impressively, the Hisense Sero 7 Pro carries the same internals as the Nexus 7, this includes a 1.3 GHz Tegra 3 quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and aÂ 7-inch 1280Ã—800 HD IPS display.
Then comes the really juicy part for power users, the Sero 7 Pro also comes with a microSD slot for expandable storage, HDMI out and a dual-camera, instead of a front facing.
The Hisense Sero 7 Pro comes with all the usual bits and bobs as well,Â WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, NFC, and a 4,000 mAh battery. Build quality seems decent, although we will have to wait and see before making pre-judgments.
Android 4.1 runs on the device and from what we can see it is stock out of the box, meaning no odd skinning techniques and awful user interface decisions by Hisense.
This does seem like an admirable first attempt from Hisense, especially considering the price they are looking to hit. Currently, this will only be available in the US, with some Walmart shops apparently stocking it early.