Computer peripheral manufacturer Kobian launched a new Android tablet called Mercury mTAB Lite in the lucrative Indian market with a price tag of ₹6,000.

The tablet which supports voice calling feature sports a 7-inch capacitive five point touchscreen display and is powered by a 1GHz Vimicro Cortex processor. It packs 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 32GB using microSD card slot.

"We are glad to announce the launch of mTAB Lite - ultra slim phablet. Wide screen, dual cameras, SIM for calling, powerful processor, OS that offers apps, games etc. are the major features required in a tablet. We at Kobian are focusing to introduce better models in the phablet segment that will meet today's consumer demand pattern for computing devices and better prices," said Sushmita Das, country manager - India, Kobian.

On the connectivity front, the tablet supports Wi-Fi, 2G, microUSB 2.0 and Bluetooth 3.0 and hosts VGA cameras on the front and rear sides. The tablet which measures 12mm thick and weighs 320 grams uses Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system platform backed by a 2,700mAh battery.

The domestic tablet market is being inundated with low-cost tablets from local manufacturers. Celkon has also launched a voice calling tablet called CT910+ HD, on Wednesday for ₹7,999. The device boasts of a 7-inch HD capacitive touchscreen display with 720p resolution and is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor. Other specifications include a 2-megapixel rear camera, 0.3-megapixel front facing camera, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system and support for connectivity features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and 3G via SIM card for voice calling.