The upcoming Pipo U8T Windows 10 Mobile tablet uses ARM-based Rockchip chip

CES 2016 is officially over, but there are still some bits of news that are being reported from the trade show. One of them shows an upcoming Windows 10 Mobile tablet that uses the ARM-based Rockchip RK3288W SoC, rather than the typical chip from Qualcomm, states the Pipo U8T will have a 7.85-inch display with a1024 x768 resolution, along with 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. The story also says the Rockchip processor will be used on a Best Buy branded tablet, with 1GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. There's no word on a release date or prices for these tablets.

The Rockchip RK3288W processor itself can support between 1 to 4GB of RAM along with displays that range from 6 to 9 inches. It remains to be seen if the chip will find more device OEMs that will use it in their Windows 10 Mobile tablets.

Thanks to Laura for the tip!


John Callaham
  • So basically, those of us who want a 1520 upgrade, need to get a new WM10 tablet. Lol
  • Has to have more juice to upgrade from Lumia 1520. Greetings from Portugal
  • I dont mean this tablet specifically, just in general. As soon as someone makes a tablet powerful enough it could be a worthy upgrade.
  • No
  • I actually want a 3 gig version of the 1520 and maybe a 6,5" display. Thats a upgrade. I dont want a 7-8" tablett. Because thats a tablett then and not a faplett anymore.
  • I dont see anyone making anything close to that anytime soon in that size. Maybe a 7inch. 6.5 would be nice though!
  • I would pay full price for it!!!! I'm still holding on to my 1520, because I'm addicted to the screen.
  • Same here and the camera but I don't see a tablet boasting a 20mp camera though :-(
  • Dude, its gonna cost like $50 for those crappy stats...
  • A total waste of $50 too, I won't make the mistake of getting a 16GB tablet again, large updates don't install because not enough space and the "use external drive" process was bugged so didn't work.
  • Its a windows mobile tablet it doesnt run full windows 10, so there is no storage problem here . Even if it is 16 Gb . It should be enough if there is a micro sd slot .
  • From what I read, the Rockchip is actually pretty high-end.
  • A 'faplett'?
    Icky stuff...
  • I here you I am the same still waiting for a 8 to 9 inch tablet with 3 Gb ram min and 64 or 128 storage. Add a 3G,4G and I will be selling all my Android and Apple tablets. ; )
  • Three gigs of RAM is only useful for me, if the 1520 upgrade included the iris scanner, pen support for app like OneNote and Paint, 32 and 64 gb storage options (in addition to the expandable memory), built in wireless charging, rapid charging and maybe increasing the camera performance. I would love to see better low light performance with video.
  • I doubt that they will make 1520 successor so i would rather wish for a custom W10M rom for MOTO nexus 6. :P  
  • Need a landscape mode to be useful on tablets.
  • Agreed
  • Lol imaging calling with that thing
  • I call that face warming!
  • With a headset it'll probably be no problem. :-)
  • Lol
  • Beast of a processor for such a terrible screen resolution. But that should mean it really flies!  
  • Curious where you got that info. The A17 is a midrange ARMv7 chip from what I found. Posted via the Note 4/Nexus 7 (2013)/Lumia 1020/Lumia 2520
  • Wow.. beast indeed.. shame to be paired with such an abysmal screen. Snowboarding round Pluto in my speedos.
  • iPad pro competitors coming soon... I mean oversized Windowsphone
  • Ugly
  • Surface 2?
  • This!
  • Yeah... Wtf ms... Windows 10 mobile can't run on Surface 2?
  • What would be the relation between a processor and a screen size? Resolution I get, but diagonals, um no
  • Cool. More Windows the better!
  • Microsoft should've allowed the Surface RTs to upgrade to WM10. Looks like it does have great potential running universal office apps along with existing WM compatible apps.
  • Its funny but if you read kodi forums their not that thrilling to try to code away from Android/chrome tv so its interesting they leveraged MS into compiling a copy of arm mw10. But this may make things difficult for devs if not done properly
  • Unfortunately this might not happen at all, Microsoft still holding their stands for now Windows RT upgrade to W10M in any form. It simply became like WP7 all over again.
  • Interesting, so W10M actually supports SoC other than Qualcomm. We really needs more W10M devices that also runs with other SoC, especially the popular MediaTek which are common on Android devices saturating the market, they're offering good performance yet cheaper that Snapdragon. Great for affordable entry-level and mid-range devices. By the looks of it W10M really needs tablet optimized UI. That centered navigation bar is simply awful in ergonomics that lazily followed Android. It would be better if that can be configured to left or right and add dedicated Task View button. W10M for tablets and phablets really needs to have Snap functionality that works landscape and portrait. Lastly, W10M needs full pen support especially with these tablets that are potentially good for note taking.
  • Only thing missing is it doesn't have lte support on chip
  • This ^^
  • Let's hope Microsoft let's Samsung do what they want and make a Windows Note running full w10.
  • Samsung cannot modify Windows and it's Microsoft job to implement those features. Samsung can only 'enhance' Windows 10 by adding apps, utilities and hardware related features.  I'm also hoping that Samsung would at least make an 8" inch Windows 10 (not mobile) with their S-Pen. I think its time for Samsung to market productivity-focused Galaxy Pro line running Windows.
  • This^ Note 5 or Note 6 with W10(true) I mean PC having 7-8" screen
  • If the surface phone is true it's gonna have W10 pro 5" to 6" so can't Samsung make a some sort of galaxy note line with W10 pro they're not gonna modify it just enhance it for the S pen.
  • I'm pretty sure the Surface phone will have W10 Mobile, not Pro.
  • That display resolution is just terrible... Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Good. Maybe they can try to get it to run on a samsung or intel designed chip next.
  • Dang, I gotta say, W10M looks pretty good at that aspect ratio on that size screen... Posted via the Note 4/Nexus 7 (2013)/Lumia 1020/Lumia 2520
  • Windows 10 Mobile needs some big names to support it. Countless Chinese OEMs and yet none of the big names... Seems that none of them believes in the platform yet.
  • so much unused space in the navigation bar when used on a larger screen device. 
  • Why can't you use full Win 10 on tablets? What's your problems with that?
  • Besides Microsoft not allowing it? That tablet has a 7.85 inch display, anything below 8 inches is for Windows 10 Mobile only. Not that you'd want to use the desktop in such a low display AND resolution anyway.
  • THIS ^^ The point of having W10M is mainly for lighter usage that compete the class of iPad and Android tablets. Also desktop on 8 inch screen is simply not designed for it. Sure connecting it to external monitor will do, but I think those tablets should be marketed as 'Pro' devices. W10M tablets are great for consumption and light productivity with long battery life and less maintenance device. Unoftunately though W10M at the moment isn't even that ready for tablet form factor either, thus it's basically oversized phone.
  • WM 10 tiles is looking so boring.I need something fresh.
  • Make it less boring with a nice background image and transparent tiles.
  • That looks like a cool tablet. I'd rather have Windows 10 Mobile on a small tablet than x86 Windows 10. Windows 10 Mobile would be awesome on a small tablet due to WordFlow. Typing on a small tablet running full Windows 10 is a chore without WordFlow. My small tablet is in a drawer since I can't type on it. Posted from my Moto X Pure Edition via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I also prefer Mobile on tablets like these
  • Chip chip Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Lol, its a square!
  • Wait for 8" Surface Mini
    - Intel Atom "Goldmont"
    - 4GB of RAM / 64GB flash
    - microSDXC support, UHS-II
    - 8" 1440p display "Pixel Sense"
    - Surface Pen
    Wait for 6" Surface Phone
    - Intel Atom "Goldmont"
    - 4GB of RAM / 64GB flash
    - microSDXC support, UHS-II
    - 6" 1440p display "Pixel Sense"
    - Surface Pen
    Q2 2016 coming
    If you want smaller devices that's where the 5.2" Lumia 950 & 5.7" Lumia 950 XL come in!
    Wait for next generation Lumia 960 & 960 XL with Windows 10.1 Mobile Redstone
    - Snapdragon 820
    - 6GB of RAM / 64GB flash
    - microSDXC support, UHS-I
    - 2160p display
    Q3 2016 coming
  • Lol, that's just ridiculous
  • That's one ugly tablet though.. sheesh Snowboarding round Pluto in my speedos.
  • Oh, they killed Windows RT?.........
  • Windows RT 2.0   aka    windows 10 mobile
  • RT lives.......except, at this point in time, RT was way better on a tablet than W10 Mobile. The fact that you could have more than one app open at a time on RT, makes it light years ahead of W10 mobile.
  • Why the live tiles arent LIVE? Those are only boring tiles... Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • To be fair, it's a picture. They can't be live in a picture, I'm sure they were moving before he took this picture
  • No need for a new tablet, surface pro is just ok
  • Would of been a curtsy to have bloody subs for that video lol
  • You know what's interesting? There are chromebooks that run on rock chips, W10M on a Chromebook anyone?
  • W10 mobile makes absolutely "0" sense on tablets, especially in its current state. No multi app side by side multi-tasking, no landscape start menu, Mobile Edge is good, but not great, and we are still lacking in the apps department. If you can get a full on W10 Continiuum enabled 8" tablet running on an Atom Processor for 200-300$, there is literally ZERO reason to get one of these, unless of course you can't afford another 100$.