Lava QPad R704 tablet packs Snapdragon processor and voice calling

Lava is back with yet another Android tablet, the QPad R704, which offers voice calling over cellular and various other features for Rs 8499. The slate in an entry-level one and is certainly a bit pricy compared to the competition, but it does have something to boast about.

The Lava QPad R704 comes with a 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon processor onboard which tags along various Qualcomm technologies that you won’t find on the MediaTek powered IvoryE and Xtron Z704 that offer very similar specs. The advantages you get here include the chip maker’s quick charge technology which does exactly what you’d expect.

Lava QPad R704

Then there’s Snapdragon Audio, HEVC and Qualcomm Interference Cancellation and Equalization (Q-ICE). On the downside, the tablet comes with a single SIM card slot, but supports 3G networks and it runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Well, an update to version 4.4 KitKat has been promised, albeit we don’t know when that will be fulfilled.

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The slate’s main features are entry-level at best. It falls in the 7-inch category with a 1024 x 600 pixel display and offers a VGA camera on the front with a 2MP snapper on the rear. Moving on to the innards, Lava has thrown in 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, 32GB microSD expandability and a 3500mAh battery which can deliver a mere 10 hours of talk time.

Lava Tablet Metalic Design

Lava QPad R704 specs overview:

– 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon processor
– 1GB RAM, 8GB storage (32GB expandable)
– 7-inch WSVGA IPS touchscreen
– 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS
– Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (upgradable to 4.4 KitKat)
– 3500mAh battery
– VGA front sensor, 2MP rear shooter

The Lava QPad R704 will be available through retail and multi-brand outlets across the country when it goes on sale.