Lava Mobiles is currently working on the successor of its highly popular Xtron Tablet. The new tablet will be the first tablet from a local brand to feature the Android v4.2 Jelly Bean.
The tablet will be officially announced next week and is expected to be named under the Lava’s E Tab Xtron series. The speculated price tag for this tablet is below Rs 10,000 and will most probably be available for purchase starting from the first week of May in India.
In the specs sheet the Lava’s upcoming tablet will come with a 1.5-GHz dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage (expandable), a 2-mega pixel rear shooter on the back, VGA quality front facing camera, Wi-Fi only, HDMI and 3,700 mAh battery fitted inside.
Similar to E Tab Xtron the new tablet may have a 7 inch display and mayn’t come with the voice calling facility. More news in coming days.
Lava Mobiles today released its latest low cost android tablet named as Xtron E TAB. It is ready to be picked at flipkart.com for Rs 6,499.
Features and Specs of Lava Xtron E Tablet:
|Lava Xtron E Tab
|1.5 GHz Cortex-A9 processor with Quad Core GPU
|Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)
|7-inch IPS Capacitive touchscreen
|8GB of In built storage, 32GB microSD card slot
|2-megapixel front facing camera
|Wifi 802.11 b/g, 3G via USB Dongles, Micro USB, 3.5mm
|184 x 131 x 11.5 mm
Operating System: Android Jelly Bean
Lava ETAB Xtron comes with Android v4.1.1 Jelly Bean Os. This version of the android brings butter smooth user experience along with improved performance in the whole system.
Most likely Lava will be using the stock user interface without much tweaks to it.
Display: 7-inch IPS Multi Touchscreen
Xtron has a standard 7 inch TFT LCD display with IPS (In Point Switching) Technology integrated. The display resolution of this capacitive touchscreen is 1024 X 600 pixels.
So the tablet scores some points here as it promises the user with better viewing angle along with some crisp and clear images.
Processor & Memory: 1.5 GHz Dual Core Processor
Beneath the 7 Inch display lies an impressive hardware unit. 1.5GHz Cortex A9 dual core processor along with Mali 400 GPU helps the user to get a better gaming and browsing experience.
The storage unit comprises of 1GB RAM and 8GB of in built memory in which upto 5GB can be accessed by the user, rest will be used by the tablet’s software and other apps.
For more memory (which I think is required) one can spend few extra bucks on a micro SD card upto 32GB size which can be inserted into the card slot for memory expansion.
E TAB Xtron has a decent battery of 3500mAh capacity which offers around 3.5 to 4hrs of usage with Wifi enabled.
Connectivity & Camera: No voice calling support
Tablet doesn’t feature a SIM slot for voice calling. I feel this feature is a must for a tablet else it will not be a portable device completely. Anyways this issue can be solved by either Wifi or 3G USB Dongles.
If you are looking for a tablet with voice calling support then tablets from companies like HCL, BYOND, Swipe Telecom can be reviewed.
XTRON has a 2MP front facing camera. There is no secondary camera on this tablet which is quiet justified looking at the price offer.
The specs of Lava’s XTRON E Tab looks to be little better than Acer’s Iconia Tab B1 (Rs 7,999).
Design wise also the tablet scores the marks as it has an elegant looks. May be the absence of SIM Slot would disappoint some but in other segments the tablet satisfies most of the needs.
Karbonn’s Smart Tab 8 which was released last year in December has also similar features as of XTRON and is priced in the same range.
Lava Mobiles one of the Indian Cell phone Manufacturing company has announced that it will be investing around Rs 55 Crores in its R & D department to develop Tablets and more Smartphones. Recently in the month of April the company has released the world’s first Intel processor powered Android Smartphone called as Lava Xolo X900 in India. With the success of Xolo X900 the company is keen to invest for producing more of this kind.
Indian market is rapidly growing in the Tablets segment. Many domestic cell phone manufacturers like Spice, Karbonn, MicroMax, Intex have lined up their low cost tablet pc’s in the market. And now even Lava Mobiles has also decided to invest in this segment to compete with these companies.
“This year we are investing close to Rs 55 crore…Next month, we will launch tablet PC in the price range of Rs 7,000-8,000,” Lava Co-founder and Director S N Rai said.
The tablet from Lava will be having a 7inch capacitive touchscreen powered by 1.2 Ghz processor, 4GB internal and 16GB external memory and will be released in August this year. Along with this tablet the company is also planning to launch its two Intel powered smartphones by September. In which one of the phone will be a high-end costing around Rs 35,000-40,000 while the other being a mid-end will be priced somewhere in the Rs 15,000 range.