Colorful, the Chinese brand vendor has recently unveiled a new 7.85-inch tablet named Colorfly CT781. This ultra-thin tab that resembles Apple iPad mini in design is claimed to be the thinnest tablet available around the globe. The company is not very popular in the market, but few months back, its GooPad Mini was in highlights for a while.
It is anticipated that Colorful will put in a direct competition for the Apple devices with its primary focus centered on the iPad Mini. The Colorfly CT781 features a 7.85-inch display which is a bit shorter in size than the 7.9-inch display of the iPad Mini.
The Android based Colorfly CT781 sports a quad-core AllWinner A31 processor, 1GB of on board RAM and a PowerVR SGX544 MP2 GPU. It comes equipped with protective as well as scratch-resistant hard Ashai G+ G touchscreen glass and has an aluminum outer case.
From the specs, it is clear that Colorfly CT781 is almost similar to iPad Mini in design, but the most considerable point here is the body thickness of this tab. This tab measures 6.71mm in thickness, compared to the iPad mini’s 7.2mm, which make it the thinnest tab available today. Further, it has a bezel of only 4.9mm while the iPad mini measures a 5.7mm bezel, and this makes a huge difference.
Unfortunately, there is still no official update about the pricing as well as international availability of the tab. However as per the pricing history of the company, the earlier release from Colorful comprising a 9.7-inch display and a quad-core processor was retailed with a price-tag of $177 in China and thus it is supposed that this 7.85-inch tablet will probably cost lesser. Hence, the competition will become fiercer as the starting range of $329 for iPad Mini appears to be costly enough.
Colorfly CT781 is manufactured by Taiwanese Chaintech Technology and will be made available in the Chinese retail channels shortly. According to DigiTimes, Colorful expects to sell as many as 800,000 Colorfly CT781 units in China this year.
It is predicted that after China, Colorful will subsequently launch its thinnest tab in the rest of the world, and will also confirm the actual dates & prices soon.