The Indian mobile and tablet makers seem to be on a roll for quite some time now and with the new year just starting up, they’ve just started launching new products as well. Lava first came on the mobile scenario at a global level when they announced their partnership with Intel to produce Intel powered Android smartphones and the Xolo branded flagship has proven its worth. Lava seems to be in the news once more.
Lava has just soft-launched the successor of their eTab and the newer version has been dubbed as e7H+. They’ve introduced the tablet with Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich. The Indian market is crowded with budget tablets and it shall have a hard time making an impact in the budget tablet market. According to us, it is nothing more than just another tablet and instead it features a processor less capable than the outgoing version. It comes with 1 GHz single core processor whereas the outgoing model featured a 1.2 GHz processor.
Some of the features are:
- Android 4.0 ICS OS
- Lava enhanced Flick technology to make the touch experience more fluid
- 7 inch capacitive touch screen
- 1 GHz Cortex A8 processor
- 512 MB RAM
- 4 GB board storage
- microSD card slot with expandable memory up to 32 GB
- VGA camera
- 2800 mAh battery
It shall compete with the Karbonn Smart 3 tablet which has similar specifications an is priced at a similar price point. The Lava eTab Z7H+ has been priced at Rs.5,499. It misses out in the looks department and is no mirror-cracking product. It lacks a SIM card support and you’ll need a 3G dongle for connectivity. But then again, you can’t expect a very high level of performance at this price point. It will be a product that will be there in the market as just another product and would not break any sales records. But we still commend the effort from LAVA.