The Acer Iconia One 8 (B1-820) that leaked in March was announced by Acer in New York today, where Acer said that this second generation tablet will be made available in North America in July, from $149, though it will be released in Europe this month already.
Acer Iconia One 8 (B1-820) is the successor to the Acer Iconia One 8 (B1-810), and will get some new features.
This is an 8-inch Android 5.0 Lollipop tablet, with 1280 x 800 resolution, Intel Atom Z3735G processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB eMMC storage, a 0.3MP front camera, and a 5MP rear camera.
The thickness is 9.5 mm, while the weight is 0.78 lbs / 355 grams. The battery life is 8.5 hours, which is a little low. The new Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 that is becoming available now has an 11 hour battery life.
In terms of features, Acer is touting new features like Acer Precision Plus technology, which means more precise or sensitive touch sensors in the screen. Then there’s the Iconia Suite with “EZ” apps, which works like most skins or user interfaces from tablet manufacturers.
And as we see in the image below, there will be no shortage of colors to choose from with this tablet.
– Tom Bowen