Tesco Hudl 2 release date invite

Tesco today launched its bigger, better Hudl Android tablet. We were there and you can find out all the details including new Tesco Hudl 2 specs, price and features. Re-watch our new Tesco Hudl 2 live blog. See Tesco Hudl 2 release date, price and specs UK for details and Tesco Hudl 2 hands-on review: Potentially the best budget tablet you can buy.

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Tesco Hudl 2: what we expected

Tesco has given no indication as to what upgrades the tablet will feature, aside from saying it would be 'enhanced'.

Robin Terrell, group multi-channel director at Tesco said, "Giving just a little detail away, Hudl 2 improves on just about every area of its predecessor, from screen size to speed, design and accessories. Where the first hudl was used by many as a secondary device, Hudl 2 has the capability to take its place as customers’ primary tablet in the home."

"We are very excited and when we launch it in the next few weeks I think customers will be too. The opportunity remains strong in the tablet market," said Terrell.

The existing Hudl has a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and 7in IPS display. There's no doubt that both of these components will be better and that the design will no doubt be honed so the tablet is thinner and lighter. From the invite, it  - and more colours (see invite above). Interestingly, this document referring to a Rockchips RK3288 processor mentions Tesco. The SoC is quad-core Cortex-A17 chip and has a quad-core Mali-T7 series GPU.

We're hearing that the Hudl 2 might use a larger screen size at 8.9in (1920 x 1200) to rival that of Amazon's Kindle Fire 8.9 (the invitation at the top strongly suggests this). It's likely that the Hudl 2 will come pre-loaded with Android 4.4 KitKat and other upgrades could include 2GB of RAM and higher resolution cameras.