Much like the FNF ifive X2 (and Kindle Fire HD 8.9") the PiPO M7 Pro has a 8.9" 16:10 aspect ratio 1920x1200 resolution screen and uses the Rockchip RK3188 processor with 2GB of RAM.
The PiPO M7 Pro differentiates itself mainly due to its onboard GPS and the availlability of choice whether to get the white or black version in Wi-Fi or 3G configuration.
The FNF ifive X2 is only availlable in white and hasn't got 3G or GPS, which could sway a potential buyer into getting the M7 Pro instead.
The X2's main advantage over the M7 Pro are the frontfacing stereo speakers (and perhaps design).
Another difference would be the M7 Pro's 6400mAh in comparison with the X2's specified 7000mAh (rated 3.7V) and the display technology.
The X2 uses IPS technology; it's screen is actually very nice, with suprisingly good backlight handling, there's no bleeding and the blacks look nice and black.
The M7 Pro uses Samsungs PLS technology; meaning contrast and viewing angles should be really nice as well as power consumption.
Expect the official listing soon to appear on the PiPO site: http://pipo.cn/index.php?m=Product&a=index&type=2 .
Wi-Fi only: 1199 CNY* (~ 195 USD/~ 155 EUR)
3G: 1399 CNY* (~ 230 USD/~ 180 EUR)
* Local retailing prices in China. Add agent or reseller fee/costs and international shipping to get a more realistic price (~ 40 USD extra).
Sidenote: there will also be the cheaper M7 (non-Pro version) sporting a 8.9" 1280x800 resolution screen.
Taobao/Tmall listings: http://s.taobao.com/search?q=m7pro
Availlability: 'Presell product, you can place an order and will be shipped on July 20.' Info @ webshop.
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