Tesco had a surprise hit on its hands with the original Hudl tablet, released just over a year ago.
The £119 budget Android slate – sold exclusively through its stores – went on to sell 750,000 units. Therefore, a successor was inevitable.
The Hudl2 was unveiled this morning in London and the results are impressive for an entry-level device.
The Hudl2 sticks with the original’s bright design, this time arriving in eight colours. Tesco claims the new tablet is three times faster than its predecessor. Not only that, but it’s also bigger than the first Hudl.
The new device’s specs include an 8.3 inch full HD display (1.3 inches larger than its predecessor), a 1.83 GHz Intel Atom quad-core processor, a 5MP rear camera and a 1.2 MP front camera. Additionally, you’ll get 16GB of storage and a microSD card slot for expandable space.
According to the retail giant, its new device can also last up to nine hours on a single charge, All that for a very competitive £129.
“[The] Hudl2 may be affordable, but we’ve cut no corners when it comes to performance – this is our best tablet offering yet,” said Michael Cornish, Group Digital Officer at Tesco.
Tesco is promoting the Hudl 2 as a child-friendly slate for all the family. The company partnered with parent support group Parent Zone to develop brand new parental controls for the slate. A pre-loaded app on the device will allow users to filter out unsuitable content for children and set up customised profiles for up to seven users based on age. Timers can also be set for how long each person can use the tablet.
The Hudl2 will be available both in-store at your local Tesco or online from 9 October. Tesco Clubcard users can grab the new device for £65 via their loyalty vouchers.