Lava has released its new tablet in the market at a very affordable price tag of Rs. 9,999. The Lava X80 tablet is pitched as the next gen experience device from Lava and comes with an Intel Baytrail Quad Core Processor. Lava already had a tablet in their portfolio know as the Lava Ivory M4 which also has 8 inch display. Samsung also has launched a new 7 inch tablet last week known as the Samsung J Max for Rs. 13,499 in the Indian market.
The X80 tablet flaunts a 8 inch with (1280×800) pixels IPS with OGS display. Under the hood it is powered by 1.3 GHz quad-core Intel Atom ‘Baytrail’ processor which is further boost up to 1.83 GHz along with 1 GB of RAM. The tablet sports 16 Gb of internal storage with further expand ability up to 32 GB with the help of micro SD cards.
Lava X80 sports a 5 MP rear camera with auto-focus and video recording capability. The front shooter is 3.2 Mp camera for decent selfies worth sharing on social media platforms. It measures in at 215.5x125x9mm, and weighs at 320 grams.
Lava X80 also ensures connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and USB 2.0. Sadly the tablet supports only 3G voice calling and lacks 4G LTE support.
Powering the tablet is a rather small 4200 mAh battery while some of the 5.5 inch smartphones have this much battery capacity.
Now coming to the software department, its egregious to see Lava went with old and dated Android KitKat 4.4.4 version for what they call “Next Gen experience” tablet. It is also not shared if the tablet will get a software update to Android Marshmallow or Android Lollipop any sooner. Android Marshmallow is now on 13.3% of Android devices globally which is also a very low number considering it is almost 9 months since the new OS was released by Google.
The new X80 is available in Indian retail stores at Rs, 9,999 along with the standard color options; Black and White. It also gives the standard 1 year warranty with the device and 6 months warranty for the accessories in the box.
Surprisingly the launch of the “Lava X80 tablet” has compelled itself to compete against the New entrant in the market, “Samsung J Max tablet” which has slightly better specs and price tag. Also it’ll be competing to Ivory M4 tablet from Lava which was launched earlier and strangely has better RAM and latest software version with slightly less price tag.