We’ve seen the SKK Mobile Mirage S1‘s appearance heavily borrowing from the HTC One. This time around, we have Torque taking a leaf out of Apple’s tablet design book. This local company’s new Torque Droidz Mini D takes the guise of an iPad mini, but offers lower hardware specs for its price of Php5,699.
For starters, the Torque Droidz Mini D is a 7.85-inch slate with XGA screen resolution, powered by an unspecified 1GHz dual core processor and 512MB of RAM. There’s 4GB internal storage, most likely with microSD external expansion, as well as dual cameras, 3G connectivity, and dual-SIM configuration. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean runs onboard.
Unless you double-check, the Torque Droidz Mini D can be easily mistaken as an iPad mini. As seen in the image above, the familiar app icons, screen background, and even the home button all scream out as blatant imitation. That admittedly does make it premium-looking, though.
Along with the Mini D, Torque also released a larger tablet called Droidz Mini Q. For Php7,699, prospective buyers get a 1.2GHz quad-core processor (which is suggested to be a MediaTek MTK8389) and a 7.85-inch IPS LCD with XGA resolution.
Like its smaller brother, the Mini Q still comes with 4GB internal storage, although its RAM capacity is now doubled to 1GB. There are also dual cameras aboard, with the rear having 5 megapixels resolution. The tablet also has dual-SIM configuration with 3G connectivity. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean also comes preinstalled.