19:56 13th Aug, 2013
iBall Launches Slide i9018 9-Inch Android Tablet
The 9" slate is priced at Rs 9990 in India.
Indian brand iBall, which has been launching quad-core smartphones of late, has now launched a dual-core tablet called iBall Slide i9018 that is priced at Rs 9,990. The iBall Slide i9018 has a 9" touch screen, and its makers claim that the slate is the first ever 9" HD tablet computer in India. Though iBall claims that this tablet has an HD screen, a screen resolution of 1024x600 pixels does not qualify as HD. For a screen to be termed as HD, it needs to have pixel dimensions of 1280x720 at least.
The dual-core offering by iBall comes at a time when almost all major consumer electronics manufacturers are engaged in a battle to release quad-core Android 4.2 tablets (and quad-core smartphones) into the already overcrowded Indian gadget market. While we have no issues with a dual-core processor, at it's price point, it is only fair to expect more.
The key technical elements of the iBall Slide i9018, according to an official press release are:
- 9" capacitive screen with 1024x600 pixels
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system
- 1 GHz Cortex A7 dual-core processor
- 2 MP primary camera, and a VGA front camera
- 1 GB DDR3 RAM
- 8 GB internal storage
- MicroSD card slot for expansion up to 32GB
- Bluetooth, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) and micro USB connectivity
- 5000 mAh Li-Ion battery
The 1 GB RAM in the device should be sufficient for Android 4.2 to run smoothly, but with the dual-core processor coming into the picture, the tablet may struggle a bit while crunching CPU intensive apps.
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