1. 11 inch, 4:3, 2K Screen
2. 6G RAM, 128G ROM
3. 16MP back camera and 8MP front camera
4. 8000mAh batteries
You don’t see many of them around and that’s probably why it’s news: JingPad A1 is one of the few tablets announced with a Linux distribution pre-installed, called JingOS. Pricing is not yet known, but it will be up for pre-order soon.
Shortly after launching a new Linux-based operating system for tablets and smartphones, called JingOS, Chinese company Jingling has unveiled the first tablet that will come with it. The JingPad A1 has been announced as a complete “ready-to-use” Linux tablet, perhaps one of the few around with open-source software and mid-to-high-end technical specifications, from the 2K+ resolution display to the 5G modem to the accessories (removable keyboard and pen).
The hardware features (published months ago on a thread, which could be further updated) seem particularly promising for a native Linux tablet, at least comparing them with those of other similar devices.
JingPad A1 integrates an 11-inch AMOLED display (2368 x 1728 pixels, 266 PPI) with 4:3 aspect ratio, 109% NTSC color coverage and screen-to-body ratio of about 90%. It supports pen input with 4096 levels of pressure (stylus is optional) and a keyboard dock, to turn the tablet into a notebook if needed. It is based on an octa-core processor Unisoc Tiger (4 Cortex-A75 at 2GHz and 4 Cortex-A55 at 1.8GHz) with PowerVR GM9446 graphics, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, but there are two cameras (16MP rear and 8MP front), 4G/5G modem (depending on the target market, from June 2021) and an 8000 mAh battery that affects neither the thickness (6.7 mm) among the thinnest nor the weight (less than 500 grams).
The main strength of the JingPad A1 lies in the operating system, JingOS. This is basically a Linux distribution customized by Jingling, so it can run any desktop program and mobile app, and optimized to offer an intuitive user interface inspired by iOS and Android.
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Specification: JingPad A1