Technology manufacturer Huawei announced its entry into India's low budget tablet market with the launch of its latest MediaPad 7 Lite tablet priced at ₹13,700.
The tablet market in India has seen a number of low cost tablets from different manufacturers in the last couple of months and Huawei's MediaPad 7 Lite Tablet is the latest one to join this bandwagon. First announced in August, the device is likely to compete with Samsung Galaxy Tab II along with other budget tablets coming from Micromax, iBall, Zync and Karbonn.
Like many other tablets available in the country, MediaPad 7 Lite also comes with a 7-inch display screen of 1024x600pixel resolution. The tablet uses Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and is powered by a 1.2GHz Cortex A8 architecture processor. The 3G tablet packs a battery of 4,100 mAh and has an internal memory of 8GB, expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card.
The tablet supports connectivity features like 3G (HSDPA 3.6Mbps), WIFI, DLNA, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS and USB. It packs 1GB RAM and houses two cameras - a 3.2-megapixel rear camera and a front- facing 0.3-megapixel camera for video calling. The tablet lacks a ear piece unit, forcing the user to rely on headsets or loudspeakers while making calls. The device is currently available at online retailer Flipkart.com and is expected to hit retail shelves very soon.
Huawei first hit the India market with its MediaPad tablet in 2011. Since then the Chinese manufactures has been very much part of the tablet market. The company had earlier announced that its LTE smartphone and tablet would debut in India by the end of year and is expected to roll out more devices in the coming months.
"We plan to launch smartphones and tablets with LTE network support by December. However, the plan will depend on the 4G operators plans including the network rollout and willingness to offer smartphones and tablets using that network," said Huawei India's Director Sales, P Sanjeev, as quoted by The Mobile Indian in July.