Jide Remix Pro 2-in-1 tablet seen with Snapdragon 652 inside

Thanks to the recent focus on productivity and Android, Jide and its Remix OS has been in headlines often lately. However, it has been nearly a year since it launched is second device, the Remix Mini PC. Sure, it partnered with AOC to put out an all-in-one version and old pal Allwinner was seen with ultracheap laptops in the works. So far, nothing from Jide directly. It might not be long now, however, as Jide's "Remix Pro" was just spotted at Qualcomm's Computex booth, flaunting what could be the next-gen Android-based, productivity focused 2-in-1 tablet.

The original Remix Ultratablet was powered by a then beefy NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor. That tablet, which was too easy to compare to a Microsoft Surface Pro, is due a successor. Given Jide's friendly ties with chip maker Allwinner, the latter seemed poised to be the horse that drives the new Remix carriage. For better or for worse, Jide has seemingly gone with Qualcomm for round three of its devices. Not a high performance Snapdraon 810 or 820, mind you, but a mid-range 652. That's the same chip that powers the "lite" versions of the HTC 10 (Lifestyle) and LG G5 (SE). That chip is still good enough to handle the Remix Pro's expected 12-inch QHD screen.

The rest of the specas match a mid-range Android device, like 3 GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel rear camera, and a 5 megapixel front cam. It won't trail behind in wireless connectivity, with Bluetooth 4.1 and dual band Wi-Fi MIMO in tow, plust 4G LTE for some models. Those worried about USB-C would have nothing to fear. The Remix Pro has both a full sized one as well as the smaller reversible port.

Design-wise, the Remix Pro was observed to have switched to a magnesium alloy body, which will once again draw comparisons with the Surface Pro line. The tablet is supposedly thinner and lighter than its forebear, at 7 mm and 650 g, respectively. In most other aspects, Jide has stuck to the previous design, which has actually earned some fans.

All-in-all, it will be an interesting tablet when it launches, given the heat that Android is taking on tablets and the resurgence of interest in Chromebooks thanks to the near availability of Android apps. However, there is no word yet on when Jide plans to drop the tablet in the market. In addition, while Jide might directly sell the Remix Pro under its own brand, the device might also be sold by other companies as their own, making the Remix Pro more of a reference tablet than finished product.

Thanks for the tip Marco!

VIA: Notebook Italia