Not many tablets on the market today sport Samsung's Exynos 5250 chip, much less a lesser known off-brand product. Despite the exclusivity of the chip thus far, tablet makers like Bean are getting their hands on the chip and will launch some powerful devices but at a bargain price later this year.
Many major consumer tech brands tend to the other way when it comes to Samsung’s Exynos chips. The same can’t be said for lesser known and off-brand gadget makers, however. One of which is Bean, and one of their latest products is a 9.7-inch 2048×1536 Android tablet that will sport the Exynos 5250 ARM Cortex A15 dual-core chip.
The Bean tablet (specific name unconfirmed) also comes with 2GB of RAM, up to 64GB of internal storage, an 8MP rear camera (2MP front), and Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4.
Considering how close the Bean tablet and the Google Nexus 10 are in terms of specs, we’re thinking that the Bean tablet is and will be an off-brand Chinese product meant for emerging markets and bargain hunters. The main concern, however, is that the Bean tablet comes with ICS OTB instead of Jelly Bean (a bit ironic). Spokesperson for Bean claims that ICS is the most stable, and that perhaps Jelly Bean will be offered later on.
Pricing and availability have yet to be announced, but Bean says the tablet will be ready to ship in June.