Karbonn Mobiles has launched Karbonn Smart Tab 1 running on the Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’ platform, for a price of Rs. 6,990/.
Karbonn collaborated with MIPS Technologies Inc & Ingenic Semiconductor to launch the budget 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’ Smart Tab I tablet which incorporates the popular, ultra low-power MIPS-Based™ JZ4770 SoC from Ingenic as its running core and leverages the simplicity and elegance of the MIPS architecture, resulting in features like extremely low power consumption, lightening fast 1.2GHz performance and a high level of functional integration (the Karbonn Smart Tab 1 will be available at pre-book from the Karbonn’s website).
Features of the new Karbonn Smart Tab 1 are:
- Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean Platform)
- 17.8cm capacitive 5-point touch screen
- 1.2GHz processor
- 3,700 mAh battery
- 3D gravity sensor
- HDMI Support
- Full HD Video playback upto 1080p
- Wi-Fi and 3G support through USB dongle
- Pre-embedded applications – Karbonn Smart Browser & Karbonn Smart Games
- Local apps – Times of India & Economic Times app, Facebook
Intending to capture the yet nascent smart tablet market in the country with its revolutionary offering of industry benchmarks like Android ‘Jelly Bean’ platform and a 17.8cm capacitive 5-point touch screen powered by a 3,700 mAh battery; the Karbonn Smart Tab 1 priced at Rs. 6990/- (MOP) also features a 3D gravity sensor, Wi-Fi and 3G support through USB dongle, along with a 2MP front camera and pre-embedded applications such as the Karbonn Smart Browser and Karbonn Smart games, local apps including the Times of India and Economic Times app, Facebook and much more.
“This new tablet demonstrates continued adoption of our cost-effective JZ4770 SoC in mobile devices. The JZ4770 SoC leverages the simplicity and elegance of the MIPS architecture, and features extremely low power consumption, 1.2GHz performance, and a high level of functional integration. Millions of tablets are already shipping around the globe based on our design, and we anticipate increasing success as more and more companies recognize the differentiation our solution can enable,” said Qiang Liu, Chairman and CEO of Ingenic Semiconductor.
Given that there are hardly any choices left, when it comes to Jelly Bean tablets, Karbonn surely has hit the right nerve (right price point too). The company will also provide a free upgrade to the consumers from their pre-loaded Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) platform to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) platform.