Xolo, a premium smartphone subsidiary of Lava has officially launched India's first Tegra 4 processor featuring tablet called Xolo Play Tegra Note at Rs.17,999. The device was already up for pre-orders since last week. The Xolo Play Tegra Note is based on Nvidia's Tegra Note reference design and was first announced back in September.
The Xolo Play Tegra Note features a 7-inch IPS LCD touch screen display offering an HD resolution of 1280x800 pixels and 216 PPI pixel density.
Powering the tablet is a 1.8GHz Tegra 4 processor with a 72-core GeForce GPU and quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU with a fifth battery-saver core. It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS which the company has assured to update to Jelly Bean 4.3 shortly.
The tablet is quite efficient regarding the camera as well. It comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera and a front-facing VGA camera.
It houses a 16GB onboard memory which is expandable up to 32GB via microSD card.
However, a major letdown is that this device doesn't offer 3G connectivity or voice calling, which means you'll need access to Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet. It also features a Micro HDMI slot, Bluetooth.
It features front-facing stereo speakers with bass-reflex port. The 9.6 mm thick tablet that weighs 320 grams is powered by a 4100 mAh battery. The company claims that the cell would offer up to 10 hours of HD video playback.
Other features and perks that you get with the device are the chisel tip stylus featuring Nvidia's DirectStylus technology, a camera app optimized for the Tegra 4 processor and Nvidia's PureAudio sound technology. It also comes with an Nvidia TegraZone that features Tegra-optimized games. Since gaming is one focus of the company, the tablet also supports a variety of Bluetooth game controllers.
At the launch event that took place in New Delhi about an hour age, the company also spoke about their very own user-interface coming in January 2014. However, the company didn't reveal much information about it. So we will have to wait to see it.
The company has also announced the smart cover for the tablet at Rs. 2,500.
The tablet would definitely rival with the latest Google powered Asus tablet Nexus 7 (2013) , Apple iPad mini and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.