Huawei, the Chinese tech vendor who unveiled MediaPad 7 Lite at the IFA 2012 event in Berlin is planning to release the tablet in India in November making it affordable at Rs 14,000. The tablets boasts some extraordinary specs including IPS display technology for its price tag.
According to a TheMobileIndian report, Victor Shan, president of devices, Huawei India has stated, "We will launch MediaPad 7 Lite in the first week of November for our Indian consumers at an affordable price of Rs 14,000. In the coming months Huawei will be launching more and more smartphones in the sub Rs 10,000 segment under the Y series of smartphones as we feel there is a lot of demand for affordable smartphones in the country."
Coming to the specifications of the tablet, MediaPad 7 Lite sports a 7 inch capacitive IPS display with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, 1.2Gz Cortex A8 processor, 3.2MP rear camera and 0.3MP front camera for video calling.
Also, flavored with Android 4.0 ICS, the tablet is equipped with 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory and expandable memory up to 32GB with micro SD. In terms of connectivity, it includes features like 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0. Furthermore, MediaPad 7 Lite is loaded with a 4,100 mAh Li-Po battery.
MediaPad 7 Lite is preloaded with software and applications including MS Office / PDF Viewer, Google Search, Gmail, GTalk, Google Maps, YouTube, Android Widgets, Social Networks like Facebook and Twitter and more.
Price & Availability
As mentioned above, Huawei will release the tablet for Rs 14,000 in the first week of November.
Biggest Threat To iBall iSlide i9702?
iBall recently released a 9.7 inch tablet dubbed as iSlide i9702 with Android ICS OS, IPS display and dual core processors. Already, budget Android tablet shipments are on the rise in the Indian market as they are priced pretty low.
Moreover, as these tablets are coming up with outstanding specifications like IPS display, which is used in high end smartphones, there are more chances for them to taste success.
While Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite with a similar price tag as the iBall offering also comes with Android ICS and IPS display technology, there are more chances for it to threaten the iBall iSlide i9702.
However, Huawei tablet lacks the dual core processor which is present in the iBall product and also it comes with a 7 inch display while the latter has a 9.7 inch display.
Anyways, at the end it is the decision of the consumers based on their requirements.