The price of the Simmtronics XPad X720 has been officially announced and the tablet gives the Aakash 2 – also known as the UbiSlate 7Ci – a run for its money, quite literally. The company is keen to let everybody know that the device has been made in its factory in India.
Although it runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich, considering that a lot of gadgets still make good use of the older Gingerbread platform, it isn’t too bad. Visuals are brought out thorugh a 7-inch display with capacitive multi-touch and a screen resolution of 800 x 480p.
There are no videos of the tablet in action, so for now we’ll have to be content with simply a once over of it specifications. Within an AllWinner A13 SoC rests the ARM Cortex A8 processor which runs at a speed of 1GHz. 512MB of DDR3 RAM assists in driving applications and media, while 4GB of internal memory has been provided to hoard content. This can be further expanded up to 32GB.
Another nice attribute of the XPad X720 is its 3G connectivity, albeit through a 3G USB dongle. That, coupled with a 0.3MP front-facing camera should allow users to make video calls. There’s also Wi-Fi connectivity for latching onto wireless networks to browse the web.
Users will have access to the Google Play store, and the device comes pre-loaded with Skype and Gtalk, but the Facebook and Twitter apps have been left out. It also has a gravity sensor and an accelerometer. In fact the slab in question is very similar to the company’s X730 (pictured above), a large difference being the 2800mAh battery which replaces one with a capacity of 2200mAh.
The Simmtronics XPad X720 will be made available at Rs. 4,600 and is set to rival the Aakash 2 which itself sells for about Rs. 4,500. The only news on the release date is that it will start rolling out via retail stores and online retailers soon.
– Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) platform
– 7-inch capacitive multi-touch display
– Screen resolution of 800 x 480 pixels
– 0.3MP front-facing camera
– 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor
– 512MB of DDR3 RAM
– 4GB of internal memory, expandable up to 32GB
– Wi-Fi, 3G (via a USB dongle)
– 2800mAh battery