(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Haier, the world's number one Major Appliances brand*, will launch a new range of five Android tablets and one Windows tablet at IFA 2014. Ultra-slim but powerful, the new range of HaierPads boast a variety of impressive features, including multi-core processors up to octa-core, QXGA (Quad Extended Graphics Array) resolution, dual-band Wi-Fi, powerful batteries (up to 7800mAh), and high-resolution cameras.
HaierPad W81: Windows 8 tablet mini, slim (8.5mm) and lightweight
Following the launch of the 10" W1048, Haier's first Windows tablet, at Mobile World Congress 2014, IFA 2014 sees the arrival of the new W81, similarly equipped with an INTEL quad-core processor and Windows 8.1 OS. Its 8'' IPS HD screen guarantees clear and detailed images while its white TP and silver metal shell gives the W81 a sleek, modern look. The Windows tablet comes pre-installed with Microsoft Office 365, ideal for use as a mini laptop. An impressive array of connectivity options include dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and micro-HDMI, to get online anywhere and connect with other devices, displays and Bluetooth-compatible accessories.
The extra-large 32GB memory makes storing music, images, applications, and films more practical than ever before, for media consumption on the move.
HaierPad W81 will be available in Europe in Q4 2014 with an average retail price of 199 euros.
HaierPad 781 / HaierPad G781: the slimmest HaierPads in WiFi / 3G & WiFi
With a depth of just 7 mm, the 781 series is the thinnest HaierPad. The HaierPad 781 has been acclaimed as the slimmest tablet in the world** and now a 3G model has been added: HaierPad G781. Much like the Wi-Fi model, the HaierPad G781 is powered by a quad-core processor which ensures the smooth running of the Android 4.2 operating system. A 7.85'' OGS IPS panel brings better contrasts, natural colours and a wider viewing angle. The HSPA+ device is perfect for watching videos smoothly even without a Wi-Fi connection.
HaierPad 781 is available in Europe with an average retail price of 129 euros.
HaierPad G781 will be available in Europe in October 2014 with an average retail price of 179 euros.
HaierPad 782 & HaierPad G782: multi-core processors & dual-band WiFi
The release of this series marks an upgrade from the 781 series, which retains the characteristic slimness of its predecessor. The HaierPad 782 and HaierPad G782 have a depth of just 7.55mm and 8.15mm respectively. They are equipped with Android 4.4, one of the latest Android OS versions. Excellent, detailed images, with deep contrasts and natural colour rendition, are guaranteed thanks to the QXGA display mode at 2048 x 1536 resolution, which performs even better than Full HD.
An aluminum finish enhances the model's stylish character and refined look. HaierPad G782 is equipped with an ultra-powerful octa-core processor, to run apps and browse the internet at lightning speeds, whether performing a single operation or using multiple applications simultaneously.
Autonomy is no worry either, with an in-use battery life of up to 6 hours, thanks to a long-lasting 5200 mAh battery. A 5/8 MP camera with autofocus can be used to capture great photos before admiring them on the beautiful IPS Retina screen and sharing them quickly and simply via dual-band Wi-Fi, 3G and Bluetooth 4.0.
HaierPad 782 will be available in Europe in Q4 2014 with an average retail price of 179 euros.
HaierPad G782 will be available in Europe in Q4 2014 with an average retail price of 199 euros.
HaierPad 971: A unique 9.7'' tablet within an ultra-slim body
Haier's first 9.75'' tablet has an ultra-slim body (7.6mm) with a stylish gold colour. It is powered by Android 4.4, one of the latest Android OS versions. The QXGA (2048 x 1536) IPS screen is made for an optimum video viewing experience, with any kind of content or definition smoothly supported by a 1.8GHz quad-core processor.
Photo quality is equally impressive with an integrated 8MP autofocus rear camera. The 2MP front camera ensures accurate and fluent images for reliable video chat. Multimedia content can be displayed on other screens through the use of a micro-HDMI cable, or shared immediately through dual-band Wi-Fi.
Bluetooth 4.0 enables connection to Bluetooth accessories such as headphones, headsets or speakers. The high-power 7800 mAh battery can last over 8 hours in use.
HaierPad 971 will be available in Europe in Q4 2014 with an average retail price of 249 euros.
* with 9.7% retail volume share in 2013 (source: Euromonitor International Limited 2013).
** In the 7"/8" category as of 15 February 2014
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The Haier Group is the world's No. 1 Major Appliances brand with a 9.7% retail volume share in 2013 (Source: Euromonitor International Limited; retail volume sales in units based on 2013 data). With its commitment to quality and innovation, Haier brings the inspired living experience to consumers in over 100 countries worldwide. With global headquarters based in the Chinese city of Qingdao and regional headquarters in both Paris and New York to serve its clients in Europe and America, Haier has 66 trading companies, 143,330 sales outlets and 24 industrial parks with 70,000 employees worldwide. Haier both pursues excellence in innovation through its five R&D centres and ensures its products are adapted to the tastes and needs of its consumers in its various local markets. Haier specialises in technology-driven research, manufacturing and trading a large range of durable products. In Europe, these include: televisions, refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, consumer electronics and energy saving home solutions. Haier's global revenue in 2013 was US$29.5 billion and profit of US$1.76 billion in 2013. Haier Electronics Group Co., Ltd. (HKG: 1169), a subsidiary of the Haier Group, is listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. Qingdao Haier Co. (SHA: 600690), also a Haier subsidiary, is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
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