Chuwi has an upcoming new Android tablet that may even become the first new tablet to be launched in 2018. Called Chuwi Hi9, this is a 8.4-inch Android 7.0 tablet with some decent gaming capabilities, that will be launched in January 2018 for $189: https://www.banggood.com/Original-Box-CHUWI-Hi9
Chuwi Hi9 seems to do just about everything right, apart from a battery at 4500 mAh, though it comes with a 3A 5V charger, so that helps.
Main specs are good though, as it’s powered by a 1.9 GHz MediaTek MT8173 processor and PowerVR GX6250 GPU, 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and 64GB of eMMC storage with 128GB microSD card support.
The 8.4-inch screen has a 2.5D WQXGA display, meaning 2560 x 1600 resolution, and it’s a OGS fully laminated display too. OS version is Android 7.0 Nougat upon shipping. Release is estimated to after January 8.
Chuwi Hi9 even has full dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi cover, Bluetooth 4.0, a micro-USB port, a micro-HDMI port, a 3.5mm audio combo jack, a 2.1MP front camera and a 5MP rear camera.
– Tom Bowen