Tesco event invite points to ‘Hudl’ tablet reveal

Tesco tablet rumoured to launch next week, specs apparently leaked

Tesco is expected to reveal its previously rumoured tablet next Monday (September 23rd), with specs of the device also appearing to have been leaked.

The predications come on the heels of invites to an event next Monday sent out by Tesco. The invite says “We’ve got something to show you. #LetsHudl.”

The Hudl name was trademarked by Tesco in February for use on a tablet device. Said to be designed and priced to compete with Amazon’s Kindle Fire, rumours say that the tablet will cost less than £100.

Following the announcement of the event, PC Pro claimed to have been sent a leaked specification of the tablet.

According to the report, the device will be a seven-inch Android-powered device, with an IPS panel and a resolution of 1280×720. Apparently powering the tablet is a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and a quad-core graphics chip. 16GB of storage is said to be onboard, with a MicroSD slot to add storage.

The tablet is claimed to have two cameras – a two-megapixel front-facing camera and a three-megapixel camera on the rear. Connectivity and sensors include GPS, Bluetooth, an accelerometer and a gyroscope.

While Amazon’s Kindle Fire runs on a custom operating system built on Android, Tesco’s tablet is instead rumoured to run on the base Android OS itself.

However, as previously stated in rumours, Tesco will preload the device with apps for Tesco’s services, including music and video streaming service Blinkbox and Clubcard TV, which lets Clubcard customers watch a selection of programmes for free.

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