Lava has been hot on the heels of rivals Micromax and Karbonn, and might have finally surpassed the competition in the budget-tablet arena with its latest offering. Lava recently announced the ETab Xtron, the company’s first Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet, and is only the second company to release a budget-friendly JB tablet.
Here’s a quick specs and features run-down:
- 7-inch IPS display with 1024 x 600 resolution
- 1.5GHz dual-core processor
- Mali 400 GPU
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage, expandable via microSD card up to 32GB
- 2MP front camera
- 3,500mAh battery
- 3G support via USB dongle
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Apart from boasting the (almost) latest OS, the specifications are also very impressive, especially when you consider the fact that the Lava Etab Xtron is priced at only Rs 6,499 (~$125) from online retailers Flipkart. With these specifications, the tablet will directly compete with the recently announced Acer Iconia B1, which will likely be priced a lot higher.
As has been the case with every tablet released by Lava, the ETab Xtron will come pre-loaded with a slew of apps, including Office Suite, Nimbuzz, Fusion music player, Adobe Reader, as well as games such as Pizza Ninja, Chess, Sudoku, Solitaire, Minesweeper, and Ping Pong.
Lava has also partnered with content providers to give ETab Xtron customers free or discounted content, such as a free entertainment package from Hungama worth Rs 2,000, along with a one month unlimited online movie package from BigFlix for just Rs 1. For the ever-growing student population, a free bundle includes a vedic maths package and a career booster package, Rs 4000 discount from MeritNation, and 20% off from EduKart.
The budget-tablet competition is heating up in India and I can’t wait to see what’s going to be on offer next! With hardware catching up to the rest of the world, and with prices being the way they are, Indian manufacturers should soon start making a name for themselves in the worldwide market as well.
What are your thoughts? What do you think about the Lava ETab Xtron? Would you consider buying this budget-friendly Jelly Bean tablet? Let us know in the comments section below.