iBall Cobalt Andi4 7G Launched with Quad-Core CPU at Rs 19,995: Top 5 Challengers Listed

With the success of quad-core phablets, especially the budget offerings in India, the manufacturers are in a rage to launch such devices. Now, iBall has come up with one such phablet with beefed up specs like a quad-core processor and other impressive aspects.

The latest one is none other than Cobalt Andi4 7G with a price tag of Rs 19,995. The new member in iBall’s Andi range of smartphones comes equipped with an HD display, is powered by a quad-core processor, and offers a 5-megapixel front camera which is a rarity even in phones falling in the high end segments.

iBall Cobalt Andi4 7G Launch

The iBall Cobalt Andi4 7G comes with a 4.7-inch IPS HD display with 1280×720 pixel resolution and a pixel density of 312 PPI. It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex A7 processor with 1GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory, which is expandable up to 32GB using a microSD. On connectivity front the dual-SIM phone supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot, and unlike many low tier brands it also supports OTA updates.

There is a USB connector support to connect keyboard and mouse through this USB Slot. Apart from this, there is a 12-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with a dual LED flash along with a 5-megapixel auto-focus front camera. Other features in the phone include a 2,200mAh battery, G-Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light and Magnetic Sensors.


4.7 inch IPS capacitive screen with 1280×720 pixels resolution.

1.2GHz Quad core MT6589 + PowerVR SGX 544MP.

1GB RAM, 16GB storage and micro SD card support.

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS.

12-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera

3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, dual MIC for noise cancellation, OTG function, micro USB, GPS

2,200 mAh battery


iBall might have priced the Cobalt Andi4 7G at Rs 19,995, which might sound costly, but the smartphone is available on eBay at Rs 17,499.


The Cobalt Andi4 7G will be competing against other similar smartphones that also boast similar specs like quad-core processor and HD display. Have a look at the competitors of the iBall phablet below.

Zen Ultrafone 701 HD

Zen Ultrafone 701 HD is the first quad-core based handset with a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen with a screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with BSI sensor along with a LED flash and the stunning 3.2-megapixel front facing camera adds yet another plus point to the device. Ultrafone 701 HD comes with 1GB RAM and internal storage capacity of 4GB that can be extended via external storage up to 32GB. This phablet runs on a 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor and has 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS alongside a 2,000mAh battery.

At Rs 11,999, the Zen offering is relatively lesser than the iBall Cobalt Andi4 7G, but the latter comes with increased internal storage and better front camera.

Xolo Q1000

Lava International announced the launch of Xolo Q1000 boasting a 5-inch HD IPS capacitive touchscreen display with DragonTrail Glass and a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The Xolo Q1000 comes with 1.2GHz quad-core processor and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The phablet houses an 8-megapixel rear camera with BSI sensor, 1.2-megapixel front camera for video calling, 1GB RAM and 4GB internal memory, which can be expanded to 32GB. Further, packed with connectivity features like 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS, the Xolo Q1000 is loaded with a 2,100 mAh battery.

With a price tag of Rs 14,999, the Xolo Q1000 is also cheaper than the iBall smartphone, which is equipped with improved camera. However, the Xolo Q1000 comes with a scratch resistant protection on the display.

Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro Mi-535

Spice Mobiles launched the Stellar Pinnacle Pro Mi-535 with a 5.3-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen with 960×540 pixel resolution. The Stellar Pinnacle Pro Mi-535 comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS and houses a 1.2GHz quad-core processor. Also, boasting an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash and an amazing 5-megapixel front camera for video calling, the Spice phablet comes with 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, which can be expanded to up to 32GB via micro SD card. Further, the phablet has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, GPS and a 2,550mAh battery.

Priced at Rs 14,990, the Spice offering also comes with similar specifications as the iBall Cobalt Andi4 7G with a slightly better display resolution.

Celkon A119Q Signature HD

Celkon has also entered the quad-core phablet segment with the launch of A119Q Signature HD, which comes with a 5-inch IPS touchscreen with 1280×720 pixel resolution. Running on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean and housing a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, the A119Q Signature HD comes with 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage and a microSD card slot to expand memory up to 32GB. Also, the Celkon phablet has a 12-megapixel auto-focus snapper at the rear and a 3-megapixel front camera which can be used for video calling. It provides connectivity through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G and features a 2,100mAh battery.

With Rs 12,499 price tag, the Celkon phablet may be priced lower, but the iBall offering has increased internal storage and better camera performance.

Micromax A110Q Canvas 2 Plus

Micromax has launched the successor of Canvas 2 A110 – A110Q Canvas 2 Plus. The phablet boasts a 5-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480×854 pixels. A110Q Canvas 2 Plus comes with 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589M processor and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The phablet houses an 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera for video calling, 1GB RAM and 4GB internal memory, which can be expanded to 32GB. Further, packed with connectivity features like 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS, the A110Q Canvas 2 Plus is loaded with a 2,000 mAh battery.

At a price of Rs 12,100, the A110Q Canvas 2 Plus comes with improved specifications and is priced lesser, but the iBall Cobalt Andi4 7G boasts better battery and improved camera features.

HTC One, One X+ Prices Slashed in India, Available at Rs 26,500 and Rs 29,900

HTC One has been announced in India and it is definitely an expensive smartphone for many as it is priced at Rs 42,900 hinting that the consumers will have to shell out more to buy the new shiny Ultrapixel phone.

However, if, all of your excitement for HTC One has droned looking at the heavy price and you feel like the Taiwanese giant has crushed you dreams for a superphone upgrade, well here is some good news for you. The company has also announced a price cut on two of its existing handsets in the Indian market – HTC One X and One X+.

HTC One, One X+ Prices Slashed in India

Till now One X and One X+ smartphones were selling in India at a price of Rs 32,000 and Rs 38,550. However, according to the latest information, the flagship One series smartphones are available at attractive discount on various e-commerce sites.

The 16GB variant of One X, has received a price drop of around Rs 6,000 and is now available at Rs 26,500 on Flipkart, on the other hand, 64GB variant of One X+ sold has received a massive slash of Rs 9,000 and is now available at Rs 29,900 on the Flipkart.

On the exterior, the One X+ looks quite similar to the One X with a change in the color scheme and Beats insignia. However, it has many internal changes as it is a revamped version of the handset. Being an upgraded version, One X+ has four major improvements including faster processor, increased internal storage capacity, bigger battery and 4G support.

Specwise, One X+ packs a 4.7 inch Super LCD 2 capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, quad core 1.7GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 AP37 processor, 8MP rear camera, 1.6MP front camera, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, 64GB internal storage, 1GB RAM, 25GB free Dropbox storage for two years, NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 2,100 mAh Li-Po battery delivering 6 hours of talk time.

On the other hand, HTC One – the Apple of the HTC fans’ eye has received the Jelly Bean upgrade and further sports a 4.7 inch Super LCD 2 capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, quad core 1.5GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset, 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera for video calling, 16GB/32GB internal storage, 1GB RAM, Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth, NFC and a 1,800 mAh Li-ion battery offering up to 8 hours backup.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, Tab 3 10.1 Launched, Shipping to Global Markets from This Week

As Asus acquired the spotlight of Computex 2013, Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab 3 in its 10.1 and 8-inch avatars. On specs front, it may not be ground breaking, but if one goes through the spec sheet of the 10.1 model one notices a dual-core 1.6GHz processor without any information of its make.

Going through the earlier rumors, it was speculated that the Galaxy Tab 3 lineup will come up with the Intel CloverTrail+ CPU and it just happens that the Intel Atom Z2560 chip is a dual-core chipset clocked at 1.6GHz, so the one used in the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 could be the same chipset.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, Tab 3 10.1 Launch

The Galaxy Tab 3 8 on the other hand has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, which probably is not made by Intel and is likely based on ARM architecture. Other than this, both the tablets are traditionally Samsung.

The 10.1 model has a display with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels, it has a 3-megapixel rear camera and 1.3-megapixel front facing camera and is available in 32GB and 16GB variants, and the memory can be expanded further via the microSD card slot. It also has 1GB of RAM and a 6,800 mAh battery and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Samsung has really slimmed it down at 7.95 mm, and it weighs only 510 grams.

The Galaxy Tab 3 8, is even slimmer at 7.4mm and weighs just 314 grams. It also has a 1280×800 pixel display but at 8-inches it has a higher PPI than the 10.1-inch model. It has a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front camera. It also has 1.5GB of RAM and a microSD card slot supporting expansion by a further 64GB. Battery wise, there is an 4,450 mAh battery. Like the 10.1-inch model it runs on Android 4.2.

Samsung says, both the tablets will be offered in Wi-Fi only, and 3G and LTE (dependent on markets) enabled versions. Both the tablets will be shipping globally by the beginning of June.

“Designed to be held in one hand, the new GALAXY Tab 3 8-inch is the optimal device for viewing videos, playing enhanced games, and reading e-Books anytime, anywhere. Outstanding slim bezel for effective and maximum screen use makes Samsung’s “reading mode” technology which optimizes the display to deliver perfect illumination and tone for comfortable paperlike readability in a variety of lighting conditions work better on its 8-inch screen,” Samsung noted in a press release.

LG 84 Inch Ultra HD Display Features And Details

LG Electronics today announced the launch of world’s first built-in IPS panel 84 inch Digital Signage Display – LG 84WS70. The Ultra HD Eco Friendly & Professional display fully brings more realistic image than reality.  LG impresses the new professional public display with a super high resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. The sheer size of the display, which is equal to 4 displays of 42 inch, gives a breath taking experience.The built-in IPS panel gives high image reproducibility and wide viewing angles, therefore 84WS70 enables people to see a brightly-colored display from any angle. It is capable of 24 hours of continuous use as a public display. By realizing the LED display with the large screen size, super high resolution becomes possible to offer high realistic sensation and impressiveness.

LG Electronics introduces 84 inch Ultra HD Display

Facebook Verified Profiles And Pages Feature Launched

To make it easier for people to find the authentic presence of the person or Page, Facebook is rolling out verified Pages to both desktop and mobile web. This will create a better user experience and help increase authentic engagement on Facebook, specifically with celebrities, journalists, government officials, and popular brands and businesses. If you are the owner of a Facebook page, you don’t need to worry. There is no action required for Page admins to add a verification badge. In the coming days, Facebook will automatically verify the largest Pages on Facebook that are at the greatest risk of duplication. At this time Facebook is not accepting verification requests for all Pages. It will be interesting to see how it rolls out to the lesser known local brands and what’s the criteria to get verified for smaller brands and businesses.

Lava E-Tab Xtron+ Launched with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, Dual Camera and More at Rs 6,990

Lava International has come up with its long delayed E-Tab Xtron+ today. Well, the tablet is priced at Rs 6,990 and comes with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS along with other impressive features and specs.

As far as the specs are concerned, the Lava E-Tab Xtron+ features a fast 1.5GHz dual-core Cortex A9 processor and 1GB RAM. Also, with an inbuilt storage of 8GB, the Xtron+ comes with expandable storage up to 32GB, 2-megapixel rear camera and 0.3-megapixel front camera. Further, the tablet houses a 7 inch multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display and connectivity aspects like Wi-Fi, micro USB and HDMI. Also, powered by a 3,700 mAh battery, the E-Tab Xtron+ delivers 5 hours running time.

Lava E-Tab Xtron+

Talking of software, the E-Tab Xtron+ provides access to valuable content with preloaded applications from Edukart.com, Meritnation.com and BIGFlix. Students can learn with the free Vedic Maths package, discounts of up to Rs 4,000 offered by Meritnation.com or through the free Career Booster package and the 20% discount on Edukart courses. On the entertainment front, XTRON+ brings great offers on BIGFlix content for the users.

Lava E-Tab Xtron+ Specifications

  • 7-inch capacitive touchscreen display
  • 1.5GHz Cortex A9 dual-core processor, quad-core Mali 400 GPU
  • 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, micro SD card up to 32GB
  • 2-megapixel rear camera, 0.3-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI
  • 3,700 mAh battery

Lava E-Tab Xtron+ Price & Availability

Lava has priced the E-Tab Xtron+ tablet at Rs 8,000, but it is available online via the retailer sites at lesser price of Rs 6,990.