Indian tablet manufacturer Lava has announced a brand new, entry-level tablet called the Lava Ivory Pop. This tablet will retail for just Rs 6,299 and comes with dual SIM support.
Considering that this is a budget tablet, the low-end specs are understandable. It runs on an Intel Atom 1.2GHz processor (Sofia 3G-R) and features a 7-inch TN display panel with a resolution of 1024×600 (171 ppi). This is backed by 1GB of RAM and 32GB onboard storage. A Mali 450 GPU provides the graphical grunt required to drive that display. The battery is a 3,000mAh unit.
In terms of cameras, you get a 5MP rear camera and 2MP front camera.
Interestingly, the tablet can double as a phone, though putting a 7-inch tablet to your ear is obviously not a comfortable prospect.
Other than the screen, the one downside with this tablet is the fact that it doesn’t support 4G connectivity, which is surprising when you consider that many budget phones these days support 4G.
The tablet is cheap and on paper, seems to be functional enough for the budget-conscious consumer. The 1GHz RAM and the lack of 4G support are significant downsides, but then again, a dual-SIM 7-inch tablet that can also double as a phone and sell for under Rs 7,000 seems like a steal.