RCA Android tablets launch in the UK

Following the successful launch of its 2-in-1 affordable Windows notebooks here in the UK, premium audio and video manufacturer Venturer (both of which I have reviewed here and here) have announced a new range of Android tablets under the RCA branding.

RCA is a name new to us here in the UK, but RCA is the third largest tablet brand in the US. Venturer is now bringing the range to the UK market, beginning with the Mercury 7L Quad Core seven inch and the Saturn 10 Pro 2-in-1 Quad Core Android tablets. Both will be available to purchase online from 14th June 2017, and in-store at Asda from 25th June 2017.


The new devices are:

Mercury 7L – £49.99

 

The Mercury 7L runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and has a seven-inch capacitive touchscreen with a display resolution of 1024 x 600 PPI. On the inside the Mercury 7L has a Quad Core 1.3Ghz processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal memory and built-in Wi-Fi capability, making it a great option to surf the internet. The Mercury 7L has a front-facing 1-megapixel camera, ideal for video calling friends and family or for taking selfies. With a Micro SD card slot and Micro USB port for data transfer and charging, this great value tablet is the perfect option for kids or when travelling, and possibly a competitor for Amazon’s lower price Fire tablet.

Saturn 10 Pro – £129.99

 

 

Like the Mercury 7L, the Saturn 10 Pro also runs on Android 6.0 again with a  1.3Ghz processor and 1GB RAM. The Saturn 10 Pro’s internal memory comes in at 32GB and has a 10.1-inch touchscreen, with a resolution of 1280 x 800. There are also front and rear 2 megapixel cameras, which should OK for video calling etc.

Unlike other more expensive tablets on the market, the Saturn 10 Pro is equipped with a detachable smart keyboard with a pressure sensing trackpad which clips on magnetically so it can be used as a stand-alone tablet. Alternatively, the Saturn 10 Pro can be quickly transformed into a working laptop, making it easier to type, work on documents and surf the internet. This flexibility makes it a great device for either commuters or professionals looking for a feature-packed tablet at an affordable price.

The Saturn 10 Pro, similarly to the Mercury 7L, uses Bluetooth 4.0 and has a built-in Micro SD card slot allowing for the memory to be boosted with support up to 64GB. It also has GPS, a USB 2.0 port and an HDMI output allowing for easy connection to a TV for an enhanced viewing experience.

Both tablets have a quoted battery life of 6 hours, so not the best on the market, but we will see once we have some real world testing.

The RCA Mercury 7L is available in Black from Asda online from the 14th June at Asda.com, and in-store from 25th June at an RRP of £49.99. The RCA Venturer Saturn 10 Pro is available in Black from Asda online from the 14th June at Asda.com , and in store from 25th June RRP £129.99



Product Specifications

MERCURY 7L 7″ Android Tablet

SATURN 10 PRO 2-in-1 10.1” Android Tablet

Quad Core 1.3GHz with 1GB RAM

Quad Core 1.3GHz with 1GB RAM

Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)

Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)

7” Capacitive Touch TFT

10.1” Capacitive Touch TFT

Display resolution 1024*600

Display resolution 1280*800

Built-in WiFi to connect to Internet

Built-in WiFi to connect to the internet

Built-in 8GB internal memory

Built-in 32GB internal memory

View pages in portrait and landscape with automatic Orientation detection

View pages in portrait and landscape with automatic Orientation detection

Micro-USB for data transfer and charging

USB 2.0

Rechargeable up to 6 hours battery

Rechargeable up to 6 hours battery

Front Facing Camera, 1M pixel

Front Facing Camera, 2M pixel

Rear Camera, 2M pixel

Built-in Speaker

Built-in Speaker

Headphone jack

Headphone jack

MicroSD card slot support up to 64G (Micro SD card not included)

MicroSD card slot support up to 64G (Micro SD card not included)

Bluetooth 4.0

Bluetooth 4.0

Google Play Certified

Google Play Certified

GPS

HDMI jack


If you’re interested in one of these new-to-the-UK-market tablets, stayed tuned and we will try and get one in for a full review.

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