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Wow! This has been a great week for Indian tablet market as the homegrown manufacturers have filled the showground with one better than another offerings, specially in the category of Google's latest Android Jelly Bean OS. Karbonn, WickedLeak and many others have launched their biggest bets holding budget price tags to keep a leg up in the sizzling arena.
The latest one to trigger the market is a new Lava tablet. If you remember, Gizbot did an exclusive story last month revealing that the company will soon launch an Android Jelly Bean tablet with a competitive pricing. Well, this was the only tab we were talking about.
Last evening, the NCR based tech firm finally opened the box and unwrapped the new Etab Xtron announcing it for the Indian market at a price of Rs 6,770.
Specwise, as informed by Gizbot earlier, the tab flaunts 7 inch IPS multi-touch display with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, 1.5GHz dual core processor, quad core GPU, 2MP front camera, 8GB internal storage of which 5GB is available to the users, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, Wi-Fi, 3G via dongle and a 3,500 mAh battery.
Though the press release claims that the price of the tablet is Rs 6,770, Etab Xtron has made its way to online retailer Flipkart at a price of Rs 6,499.
Lava is not the only Indian tech manufacturer who has come up with a budget Jelly Bean tablet as there are several others including iBall, Karbonn, Byond and more who have made its presence in this segment of the market. However, with the launch of new Lava offering with these killer specs including a dual core processor, its seems to be a worry time for other manufacturers.
Swirl through the gallery below to get to know which are the latest 7inch desi tabs in the market which should be scared of Lava Etab Xtron.
Acer Iconia B1
Iconia B1-A71 was made official at CES 2013 with a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, 1.2GHz dual core MediaTek processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, 0.3MP front camera, 8GB internal storage, 512MB RAM, micro SD card slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro USB 3.0 and a 2,710 mAh battery.
Estimated to be priced at Rs 7,999, the tablet is available on online retailer site Infibeam.com at a price of Rs 8,199. With an increased price tag, slower processor and VGA front camera, Iconia B1 A71 will have to worry after the release of Lava Etab Xtron. However, it comes with Bluetooth, which is missing in Etab Xtron.
Wicked Leak Wammy Desire
Wammy Desire has a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display of 800 x 480 pixel resolution, 1.5GHz dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, 0.3MP VGA front camera, 8GB internal storage, 1GB RAM, micro SD card slot, Wi-Fi, 3G through dongle and a 3,000 mAh Li-ion battery offering up to 6 hours backup.
Priced at Rs 6,499, the Wammy Desire tablet with a VGA front camera and slower processor might be in trouble with the Etab Xtron's release.
Karbonn Smart Tab 2
Smart Tab 2 features a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display of 800 x 480 pixel resolution, 1.2GHz Xburst processor, Android 4.0.3 ICS (upgradeable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean), 2MP front camera, 4GB internal storage, 512MB RAM, micro SD card slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G through dongle and a 3,700 mAh Li-ion battery.
With a price tag of Rs 6,999, the Smart Tab 2 with a slower processor and lesser internal storage capacity has to be worried. However, it comes with Bluetooth, which is missing in Etab Xtron.
iBerry Auxus Core X2
Auxus Core X2 3G sports a 7 inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, 1.6GHz dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, 2MP rear camera, a 0.3MP front camera for video calling, 8GB internal storage, 2GB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting up to 64GB expandable storage, SIM slot supporting 3G and voice calling features, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI and micro USB 2.0.
With a price of Rs 10,990, the iBerry offering that comes with a faster processor, rear camera with better performance, voice calling feature and Bluetooth connectivity will have to be scared at the release of the Lava tablet with a significantly lesser price tag.
Croma, the retailer arm of Tata Enterprises has also launch a Jelly Bean tablet housing a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution, 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, 4GB internal storage, 512MB RAM, a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, 2MP front camera for video calling, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, micro USB 2.0, 3G and a 3,000 mAh Li-Po battery, which will deliver 168 hours of standby.
The device is priced at Rs 5,990, which may be lesser than the Lava Etab Xtron, however, it lacks a dual core processor and comes with low internal storage capacity as compared to the latter.