The Acer Iconia B1 is expected to release in the country towards the end of January 2013 at a price point of Rs. 7,999. The specifications of the device are still rumoured, but what is certain is that the tablet will be running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The rumoured specifications of the device include a 7-inch display with a 1024x600 resolution, 1.2GHz dual-core processor and PowerVR SGX 531 GPU. The tablet will also have Wi-Fi connectivity but will compromise on a SIM card slot to maintain the low price point. It is possible that we will see the tablet at CES 2013 in January and the device will make its debut in the emerging markets considering the attractive price point.
Another 7-inch tablet, which was recently launched, has caught our attention because of the specifications and the price point. The Auxus CoreX2 3G has a 7-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels. A dual-core 1.6GHz Cortex A9 processor, 1GB of RAM and the Mali 400 GPU power the device.
It supports a 3G SIM card not only for data but for voice calls as well. The rear of the device houses a 2MP camera and the front has a 0.3MP camera for video calls. Straight out of the box, the Auxus CoreX2 3G runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Auxus CoreX2 3G has 8GB built-in storage expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card. This is the first time we have seen 64GB expandable memory on a budget device. It also supports Bluetooth v4.0 and a 4,100mAh battery. It is priced at Rs. 10,990.