Xolo, which has a plethora of Android Smartphones in its portfolio, including some Intel Chipset based devices (X900, X910, X1000) and a Tegra 3 Device (Xolo Play), is now getting into the Tablet market as well, with the launch of the Xolo Tab, an 8″ Android tablet that is quite affordable for a WiFi + 3G device.
Here’s a brief run through of the specs:
- Screen – 8″ 1024×768 pixels, IPS
- SOC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 (1.2 GHz Quad Core A5 Processor, Adreno 203 GPU)
- Connectivity – GSM 900/1800 MHz, HSPA 2100 MHz, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0\
- Storage – 4GB Internal Storage, 1GB RAM
- Imaging – 2MP Rear Camera, VGA (0.3MP) Front Facing Camera
- OS – Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
- Battery – 4000 mAh
What really surprised me was the fact that it didn’t utilize a MediaTek chipset like most other devices in the same price range and the fact that it runs 4.1.2, when most of the other Xolo devices run 4.2.2. But that’s all pretty much forgiven when you take into account the price of the device: INR 13,499. We’ll try and get our hands on one and take it for a quick test.
Here’s the Press Release:XOLO expands its portfolio, launches its first Tablet- XOLO TAB 6th September 2013: After making a successful entry in the Indian Mobile Phone industry last year, XOLO now enters a new segment with the launch of its first Tablet. XOLO – a premium smartphone manufacturer came into existence last year in April, 2012 with the launch of the world’s first mobile phone with the power of Intel Inside and since then XOLO has launched various phones in the mid to high end smartphone segment. The brand’s philosophy since the inception has been to provide something better and extra to its customers, with an intent to deliver an experience of +1. XOLO’s latest addition to its portfolio is Slim and Powerful Q1000s and XOLO Play, a true delight for gamers that is powered by 1.5 Ghz NVIDIA Tegra quad-core processor with NVIDIA GeForce GPU. XOLO today expanded its portfolio with the launch of its first Tablet – XOLO TAB. The light weight XOLO TAB comes with a big IPS 20.32cm (8) screen that offers clear and crisp display with a resolution of 1024×768 for an amazing and comfortable experience. It supports multi-touch and pinch to zoom. It has an Adreno 203 GPU and is capable of playing HD videos at 720p @30fps. It runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 and comes packed in with a powerful Snapdragon 1.2 GHz quad-core processor for faster and improved performance. It also supports 3G video and voice calling to ensure users are always connected with their friends and family. For faster and smoother experience the new XOLO TAB is equipped with 1GB RAM. It comes with 4GB of internal memory of which 2.5GB is available for the users and the external memory can be expanded using a microSD card up to 32 GB to store lots of songs, movies and games. It has a 2 MP rear camera and a 0.3 MP front camera that can be used to make 3G video calls. It supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity as well. Its 4000 mAh battery ensures that it doesn’t need frequent recharges and assures you of uninterrupted fun. This big 20.32 cm (8) quad-core Tab with 3G connectivity is available for purchase at Rs. 13,499 only. It will be availabe in the white color in the retail stores by the end of this week.