With the arrival of the first-gen Google Nexus 7, the 7-inch tablet form factor became the industry standard. Since then, leading tablet makers tried to stick to the 7-inch tablet form factor.
While Google may not be interested in producing the next-gen Nexus 7 tablet due to falling sales, but domestic vendor iBall seem to disagree with the software giant on this topic.
Today, iBall has introduced its new 3G-voice calling 7-inch tablet, the iBall Slide 3G 7345Q-800, in India. Priced at Rs. 10,349, the new quad-core tablet is now available via Snapdeal.
The iBall Slide 3G 7345Q-800 tablet supports dual-SIM with 3G connectivity, and offers the voice-calling feature. The device runs on the dated Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box, and sports a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800-pixels.
The tablet is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek (MT8382) processor with 1GB of RAM. It also comes with an 8GB of native storage, which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). The slate supports a 5-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash, while there is a secondary 2-megapixel front-facing shooter for selfies.
On the connectivity front, iBall Slide 3G 7345Q-800 includes 3G support, Wi-Fi, Micro-USB, GPS/ A-GPS, GPRS/ EDGE, and Bluetooth connectivity. The new 7-inch slate tablet packs a 3000mAh fitted inside. The tablet comes in Blue color option.
Flipkart Digiflip Pro XT712
The tablet comes with a 7-Inch IPS display which offers an HD resolution of a 1280 x 800 pixels and comes with a metallic body measuring 9.2 mm thick and weighs 285 grams. The latest tablet is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MTK8382 quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. It runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS.
The tablet comes with 16GB of internal storage along with a microSD card slot that can be expanded by an additional 32GB. The Flipkart Digiflip Pro XT712 sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with Auto Focus and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera as well. Connectivity options include 3G support, voice calling, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. And also add a dual-SIM card slots. It is powered by a 3,000mAh battery which the company claims to offer a talktime of 8-hours. The slate is priced at Rs. 9,999.