Aldi supermarkets in Australia from Wednesday will begin selling a 9.7in Android tablet over the counter for $249.
The device will run Google’s latest Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 OS. It will have 16GB of internal memory and a 2-megapixel rear-facing camera. The device will be powered by a 1GHz single-core Amlogic Cortex A9 processor, has 1GB of RAM and a microSD card slot that allows users to expand the memory.
It’s not the first tablet to be sold by Aldi. In December it offered a 10-inch model dubbed the LifeTab from German PC maker Medion for $499. This proved to be overpriced and expensive.
The latest model carries the Bauhn brand, an Aldi trademark. Aldi has also become known as a major flogger of electronic gear from Medion, now controlled by China’s Lenovo.
Online seller Kogan Technologies last week advertised two low-cost 10-inch Android tablets bearing its Agora brand, at $179 for an 8GB model and $199 for a 16GB version, both running the Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android. But on Friday it said all supplies had sold out.