Unveiled in April this year, Lenovo has finally put a price tag to A7-50, a 7 inch tablet offering from the company. An Android tablet, the highlight of the device is the fact that it comes with a SIM-card slot, which basically means that it also has voice calling functionality. Although it is a little hard to imagine someone going around making/receiving calls on a 7 inch screen.
While the company has priced the device at Rs 15,499, it is available on a number of e-commerce stores for much lower- Flipkart.com is offering it for Rs 14,999, while on Amazon.in you can purchase it for Rs 14,699.
The other tablets available in Lenovo's stable include Ideapad A1000L (Rs 6,849), Ideapad A1000 (Rs 9,159), Ideapad A2107 (Rs 9,975), Ideapad A3000 (Rs 15,499), Yoga Tablet 8 (Rs 21,999) and Yoga Tablet 10 (Rs 28,999).
Here is a look at the specifications of the device.
The tablet has a 7 inch IPS HD capacitive touchscreen display (1280x800 pixels resolution) and runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. It is powered by a 1.3 GHz MTK 8382 quad-core processor and has 1GB of RAM. The internal memory of the device is 16GB that can be further expanded up to 32GB with a microSD card.
A7-50 comes with a 5 megapixel fixed-focus rear camera that can also record videos and a 2MP front-facing camera for video calling. On the connectivity front, the device has Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 3G, as well as a microSD card slot.
The dimensions of the device are 121.2 x 198 x 9.6mm and its weight is 340 gm. Lenovo has provided a 3,450 mAh battery in the device, which it claims will provide up to 8 hours of battery life. It also comes with GPS (with A-GPS support), and is available in midnight blue colour.
In terms of competition, it will face off against the likes of Asus Fonepad Tablet 7 (Rs 14,199), XOLO Play Tegra Note (Rs 14,999), Micromax Canvas Tab P650 (Rs 13,799), and HP Slate 7 VoiceTab (Rs 14,284), among others.
In Jan this year, the Lenovo Group had bought Google Inc's Motorola handset division for $2.91 billion, in what was China's largest-ever tech deal. Google had earlier acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in May 2012.