ZTE Light II tablet

ZTE has unveiled the new ZTE Light II tablet today, the Chinese company's first own-branded tablet for the U.K., which promises to deliver "key capabilities at reasonable prices."

The 7-inch device features relatively low-range specifications, but it does have some nice features, such as a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, a built-in FM radio, and a battery capable of five and a half hours of video playback on a single charge. There's certainly no Ice Cream Sandwich here, though, I'm afraid.

ZTE Light II Specs

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 7-inch TFT touchscreen
  • 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor
  • 4GB internal storage
  • microSD card slot
  • 3-megapixel rear-facing camera
  • 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera
  • Built-in FM radio
  • 3,400 mAh battery
  • 12.6mm thick
  • 402 grams

The tablet will be available in U.K. stores from the end of this month, but ZTE is yet to announce its price tag just yet. However, according to a leak from British retailer Clove.co.uk last month, the device will be available for around £234 (approx. $367).

Wu Sa, Director of Mobile Device Operations for ZTE, said the ZTE Light II won't be the only device on its way to the U.K.:

"ZTE V9A is ZTE's first own-branded tablet made available in the UK and we are very excited about its entry into the market. We plan to continue our progress in the UK, introducing ZTE branded consumer devices with key capabilities at reasonable prices."

Of course, the ZTE Light II isn't going to match an Asus Transformer Prime in terms of performance. But at just over £200, this looks to be a fairly decent Android tablet for those who just want to browse the web, watch movies, and enjoy a little bit of Angry Birds every now and again.

What do you think of ZTE's new tablet?