Hisense Sero 8 Pro Makes an Appearance at IFA Berlin

Hisense-Sero-8-Pro-Hands-on-1024x588[1]Many industry watchers have been wondering when Hisense would launch a Sero 8 Pro tablet to compliment the Sero 8 tablet released this spring, and that premium tablet made its first public appearance at IFA Berlin this week.

Hisense’s successor to the Sero 7 Pro sports an 8″ IPS display with a screen resolution of 2048 x 1536. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat on a 1.8GHz quad-core Rockchip CPU with 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot.

This tablet has two cameras (5MP on the rear, 2MP on the front), and there’s no sign of a flash like on the Sero 7 Pro. Measuring a mere 6.4mm thick, this is reportedly the thinnest tablet at IFA Berlin, but Hisense still managed to cram in a 4.5Ah battery into the metal shell.

hisense sero 8 proThe Sero 8 Pro has not yet been formally announced by Hisense, but according to MobileGeeks this tablet will ship in Europe in November, with a retail price of 199 euros.

The US price will likely be $199, if not less.

To be perfectly honest, with that price tag I’m not sure that this is a successor to the Sero 7 Pro. While that 7″ tablet had great hardware, it also had a rock-bottom price that set a new standard. The Sero 8 Pro, on the other hand, is priced higher than some name brand Android tablets.

That is a different from the Sero 8, the budget priced complement to the Sero 8 Pro. I wasn’t exactly in love with the Sero 8 when I reviewed it in July, but I found it to be a decent value.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Jonathan16 September, 2014

    I agree that the price doesn’t quite make it the Sero 7 Pro successor we were waiting for, but… those specs! And that design! I’d gladly pay $199 for that, but I’ll be waiting with baited breath to see what Google and HTC announce on Oct 8th when they reveal the Nexus 9. That may be a game changer here 🙂

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  3. Mrs s. wilbore13 November, 2014

    I have had my sero 8 for 10 days. The sound has never been that good, but yesterday the sound became so crackly and distorted. Otherwise the tablet is okay. Pleas help correct this bad sound. Thank you.

    1. Nate Hoffelder13 November, 2014

      I can’t find anything specific to the Sero 8 tablet, but I have found troubleshooting guides that say this is a hardware issue:

      You’ll need to replace the tablet.

    2. Slim16 December, 2014

      Turn it totally off then hold down power and volume up button at same time til u get to dos screen move down with vol button to clear partition cache then tap power button once it will come back to dos screen then tap power again it will reboot wala all fixed

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