The tablet prices are tumbling… Literally every second week, we hear a new cheap / budget tablet is launched with price tag ranging from Rs. 4k to Rs. 8k.
Currently, the cheapest tablet in the market – Ubislate (the commercial version of Aakash) – has set the benchmark for lowest price tag on a tablet with a pricing of approx. Rs. 2999/-. However, with that kind of pricing, Ubislate comes with not so flattering specs, namely a CPU being around 800 mHz, lowly 256 mb ram, a resistive touch screen and 3000 mAH battery.
Today I came across a tablet which really surprised me.
A tablet called Angelpad, which boasts of top-of-the-line specs like 1.5 GHz processor, 7 inch capacitive display, 1GB DDR3 Ram, multi-touch screen, 32 GB space, Bluetooth 4.0 has been priced at only USD 40. At current rupee conversion rate, that translates to only about Rs. 2200. The most surprising aspect of this tablet is that it even has a SIM Card facility.
Full Angelpad Specifications (as given on their website)
- Main IC : (Boxchip) A10),Cortex A8 Multi-Core, Max 1.5 Ghz
- Screen: 7 inches 16:9, 800 X480 ,CAPACITIVE TFT display
- RAM: 1GB DDR3 1366 MHz
- ROM: 8/16GB Flash (+ 32 GB)
- Storage Extend : 4GB-32GB SD/TF Support
- WiFi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
- Network: WCDMA+GSM wcdma (4+2)
- Camera : Built-in 1.3M
- G-Sensor : All gravity induction
- OS: Google Android 4.0 , Support Flash 10.3
- Battery: 3600mAH
- Games: Supports all including 3D Games
- Formats Support: Support MP3,WMA,MP2,OGG,AAC,M4A,MA4,FLAC,3GP,WAV,AVI(H.264, DIVX, XVID, rm, rmvb, MKV, WMV, MOV, MP4(H.264, MPEG, DIVX, XVID), MPEG, MPG, FLV. HD 1080P max
- Video Output: HDMI Ver 1.4 Output (Support 3D Vision) 2160P HD
- HDMI : HDMI standard mini port,support HDMI1.3, support full screen output to HDMI Devices
- Video Format: AVI,3GP/MP4,RM/RMVB,FLV,MKV,MOV,WMV
- Speaker : Micro Phone Built-in stereo
- Bluetooth: 4.0
- SIM/USIM Card : Standard SIM/USIM card slot ( push-push card slot) (Supports all SIM CARDS)
- USB: USB2.0
- Accessories : Charger, USB cable
- Size: 192 x 122 x 13 mm
- Weight: 360g
- Color : Black,White and Sliver
What’s more, as per their website they offer support as well as 1 year international replacement guarantee.
Currently, tablet with similar specs cost in vicinity of Rs. 15 to 20 thousand. Angelpad cost a mere Rs. 2200/-
For me, price of Angel pad is just too good to be true.
Currently it is not being sold in retail and they are accepting only bulk orders.
My personal opinion is that it is a fraud – Getting that kind of price for such high specification is impossible. It is probably just a channel to collect leads of people interested in low cost tablets. The reality might actually be entirely different.
Here is the Angelpad website. Have a look at it and let me know what you think?