Well, that was fast.
Over-sized Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 hasn't even been released in the market but an electronics manufacturer in China has already gone out of its way to create a clone for the much talked about phablet.
What's particularly cool about Hongpad H707 is that unlike other clones or look-alikes that came before it, it has technical specifications that aren't way inferior compared to that of the original. In fact, it's just as much of a powerhouse. It comes replete with a 7-inch 1280 x 800 IPS display (smaller than SGNote8's screen by an inch but has higher pixel density), 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of expandable internal storage and - get this - a 1.6 GHz Quad Core Samsung Exynos 4412 chipset running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system! On top of all that, it comes with two features that Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 can only hope two have: An HDMI port and LED flash for its main camera!
I know some of our local manufacturers are known for purchasing handsets and tablets in bulk from OEMs in China and rebranding them for release in the Philippines. If you ask me, if there's any device that they need to bring to the country as soon as possible, it would have to be a ginormous quad core phablet similar to this one -- because from the looks of it, this size category is what's gonna be hot in the coming months. Oh, and if they can offer it for less than Php 10,000, all the better! Come on! Bring it on, guys!