The Videocon VT71 has been outed for India, and once again, just as it happens quite frequently, we have an online price. The tablet does not have Bluetooth capabilities or a USB port, and since we recently saw the VT10 come with Jelly Bean, it’s safe to say this slab is targeted at the mid-range buyer.
The VT71 runs on the Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android out of the box, which, although isn’t the latest iteration of the Google platform, isn’t too bad either. It has a 7-inch, 5-point multi-touch display with a screen resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, another feature that ensures it falls squarely in the mid-range segment.
Applications and tasks are handled by the slab’s 1.2GHz Rockchip RK2918 processor, which incidentally tags along a Vivante GC800 GPU. The 512MB of RAM might seem like a low spec for a tablet, but it is accompanied by 4GB of internal storage which can be further extended up to 32GB, should the need arise.
It has just one camera on the front which is capable of taking pictures in VGA resolution. It can be used for face-to-face conferencing, although this will be possible through 3G connectivity achieved via a dongle. There is in-built Wi-Fi also for video chat over the Internet. An HDMI output port is a nice addition, since the chip is capable of handling 1080p video.
The tablet houses a 3200mAh battery in dimensions of 191.4 x 115.4 x 12.5 millimeters. It weighs about 180 grams and comes in a sober grey silver color option. A 3.5mm audio jack and access to Google Play are a few of its other attributes.
It is available in the country for Rs. 4,799 on Flipkart, Snapdeal and HomeShop18. The good: there is an HDMI cable included with the purchase. The bad: the online delivery time varies from 5 days to about 7 or 8 business days after the order is placed.
Platform: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS
Display: 7-inch capacitive, 5-point multi-touch
Screen resolution: 480 x 800 pixels
Main camera: 0.3MP, front-facing
Internal memory: 4GB, expandable up to 32GB
Processor: 1.2GHz Rockchip RK2918 CPU
Graphics solution: Vivante GC800 GPU
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G (via dongle), HDMI output port
Battery capacity: 3200mAh
Dimensions: 191.4 x 115.4 x 12.5 millimeters
Weight: 181 grams
Color: grey silver
Others: compatibility with Google Play, 3.5mm audio jack