While most tablets released since the launch of the first generation iPad include some features directly inspired by Apple’s tablet, we’ve never seen a tablet that close to the original: starting next month, Chinese manufacturer Huadian will start selling an iPad 2 knock-off, that looks exactly like the real deal, minus the Apple logo.
The tablet will offer the same size and thickness as the iPad 2, with an alloy shell, a 9.7 inch 1024×768 screen, and front/rear cameras.
Specs are still a bit unclear, but the clone is expected to come with a single-core 800 Mhz ARM processor, 512 MB of RAM, and 8 GB of flash storage – in comparison, the iPad 2 comes with a dual-core 1 GHz ARM processor, 512 MB of RAM, and at least 16 GB of flash storage.
Huadian hasn’t communicated on pricing just yet, but expect a device much cheaper than the iPad 2 – if you’re looking for the iPad 2 look, without the cost, this device might be for you. Don’t expect to be able to use iOS apps with the device though, as the tablet will come with Android.