Aldi selling low-cost 3G Android tablet and dual-SIM Android phone

Low cost Android tablet and smartphone to be sold by supermarket chain Aldi

German supermarket chain Aldi will again sell a 3G, quad-core Android tablet for $249, and will also stock a 4in Android smartphone with dual-SIM capabilities. Both devices are set to go on sale in Australia from Saturday, 13 July.

The Medion E4002 dual-SIM Android smartphone.
The Medion E4002 dual-SIM Android smartphone.

The Aldi Android tablet is identical to the one that was advertised and sold as a limited run special back in May. The Bauhn-branded WL-101GQC tablet is the fourth Android tablet the supermarket has sold in Australia.

It has a 10.1in IPS display with a resolution of 1280x800, comes with 4GB of internal memory and has a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera.

The device is also powered by 1GB of RAM, comes with a microSD card slot that allows users to expand the memory, and includes a built-in GPS chip. It has a non-removable 6000mAh lithium polymer battery.

The Australian retail package of the Bauhn WL-101GQC, sold exclusively through Aldi stores, includes a 16GB microSD card.

The Bauhn WL-101GQC Android tablet and tablet accessory pack, as it appears in Aldi's catalogue.
The Bauhn WL-101GQC Android tablet and tablet accessory pack, as it appears in Aldi's catalogue.

In addition to selling the Bauhn 3G tablet for a second time, Aldi is also advertising a 4in, 3G Android smartphone with dual-SIM capabilities for $149.

The Medion E4002 smartphone has a 4in touchscreen with a resolution of 800x480, is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor and 512MB of RAM, and includes 4GB of internal memory.

The phone supports the 850MHz and 2100MHz 3G network bands in Australia so it's suited primarily for use on the Telstra network.

The Medion smartphone also has a microSD card slot for memory expansion, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a VGA-front facing camera for video calls. It runs the 4.1 Jelly Bean version of Google's Android operating system and comes with a 1500mAh battery.

The Medion E4002 dual-SIM Android smartphone and mobile phone accessory pack, as it appears in Aldi's catalogue.
The Medion E4002 dual-SIM Android smartphone and mobile phone accessory pack, as it appears in Aldi's catalogue.

Aldi has advertised both the Bauhn WL-101GQC tablet and the Medion E4002 smartphone as "limited special buy" products and says stocks will vary between stores. The supermarket chain also says that the products may sell out on the first day due to "unexpected high demand."

"While stocks last - please note stocks are limited and will vary between stores. Despite our careful planning, we apologise if selected items may sell out on the first day due to unexpected high demand."

"In the event of unexpected high demand, ALDI Stores reserves the right to limit purchases to reasonable quantities."

Aldi refuses to reveal exact sales figures of its limited run products, but it is believed the supermarket completely exhausted Australian stocks of the original Bauhn tablet in days.

Both Bauhn and Medion provide a one year warranty with the new Android tablet and smartphone, respectively, while Aldi says it will refund or replace any product within 60 days, provided it obtains a proof of purchase.

Along with the Bauhn tablet and Medion smartphone, Aldi has also advertised accessory packs for both products in its latest catalogue.

A "10.1in tablet accessories pack" ($19.99) includes a case with flip-out stand, headphones, and an in-car charger, while the "4in mobile phone accessory pack" ($14.99) consists of a USB car charger, a leather pouch and in-ear headphones.

Hat tip: Ausdroid

Are you interested in low cost Android phones and tablets? Let us know your thoughts about the Aldi tablet and smartphone in the comments below!

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