Zync launches quad-core 9.7-inch Retina display tablet in India

March 7, 2013
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    Zync Quad 9.7

    Zync Quad 9.7

    Indian consumers definitely don’t suffer from a lack of options when it comes to choosing budget-friendly Android tablets, with new releases happening almost every week. So what’s three more? Zync today announced the launch of three new tablets, the Dual 7.0, Quad 8.0, and Quad 9.7, with the last featuring a 9.7″ Retina display!

    The naming scheme of the latest lineup of tablets is quite simple, and basically state two specifications of the device, the processor and display size. With that in mind, the Zync Dual 7.0 features a 7-inch 5-point multi-touch capacitive touch display with a 800×480 resolution, a 1.6Ghz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage which is expandable via microSD, a 2MP rear camera and a 0.3MP front camera, a 3,000 mAh battery, and weighs just 313 grams. While the specifications of the Dual 7.0 aren’t anything to write home about, the price point is impressive at just Rs 5,990 (~$113).

    Zync Dual 7.0

    Zync Dual 7.0

    Both the Zync Quad 8.0 and Quad 9.7 boast similar specifications, with a 1.5 Ghz quad-core processor, Mali-400 GPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage expandable via microSD, 5MP rear camera, and 2MP front camera. The Quad 8.0 features an 8-inch 10-point multi-touch capacitive HD IPS display with a 1024×768 resolution and a 5,400 mAh battery. Really stunning is the fact that the Quad 9.7 features a 9.7-inch HD IPS Retina display, that is, with a resolution of 2048×1536. Powering the device will be an 8,000 mAh battery.

    The Quad 8.0 will be available for Rs 12,990 (~$245), but only Rs 1,000 more will get you the Quad 9.7, at Rs 13,990 (~$264), so the latter is definitely the better choice. All three tablets will come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. Granted, these aren’t the first Jelly Bean tablets to be released in the country, but the Quad 9.7 is absolutely amazing considering the price point. Of course, a more hands-on approach will be required to see if the tablet stands up to the lofty expectations set by the specifications.

    Zync Quad 8.0

    Zync Quad 8.0

    You can  buy all three tablets from the online Zync store here (Quad 9.7), here (Quad 8.0), and here (Dual 7.0). While the Dual 7.0 and Quad 8.0 are available for purchase immediately, the Quad 9.7 seems to be out of stock at the moment.

    If the real-life performance of these tablets are as good as they seem to be on paper, then Zync may have a winner on their hands, not only to take on other local manufacturers, but also internationally-renowned OEMs like Sony and Samsung. It’ll be very interesting to see how the tablet wars shape up in India!

    What are your thoughts? Will you consider buying the Zync Quad 7.0, Quad 8.0, or Quad 9.7? How amazing is it that a budget-friendly Android tablet now features a quad-core processor and a Retina display? Let us know in the comments section below.

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    • kascollet

      2048×1536 pixels driven by a puny Mali400 ? That’s fun !

    • crickcrick

      Mali400MP4 similar to whats on SGS3

      • kascollet

        …which is not a speed demon already, and this tablet has more than three times pixels to push (900K vs 3200K). Expect some “little” lag.