Xolo Play India’s first Tegra 4-powered tablet launched at Rs 17,999

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Tegra-4-powered-tabletIndian phone maker Lava has launched its new Nvidia Tegra 4-powered 7 inch tablet, the Xolo Play Tegra Note in the Indian market at an MRP of Rs 17,999.

The Xolo Play Tegra Note is based on Nvidia’s Tegra Note reference design which was announced by chipmaker Nvidia in September.

The tablet was listed on an e-commerce website, earlier this month for Rs 18,990.

The Xolo Play Tegra Note features a 7-inch HD IPS LCD (1280×800 pixels) display. The tablet is powered by a 1.8GHz Tegra 4 processor with a 72-core GeForce GPU and quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU with a fifth battery-saver core.

The Xolo Play Tegra Note runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, which is an old iteration of the OS, though the company has said that the tablet will shortly receive the Android 4.3 update.

It sports a 5-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front-facing camera. The tablet comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage which is expandable up to 32GB via a microSD slot.

It features front-facing stereo speakers with bass-reflex port. The Tegra Note tablet can offer up to 10 hours of HD video playback, as per Xolo.

The tablet ships with a chisel tip stylus featuring Nvidia’s DirectStylus technology, a camera app optimised for the Tegra 4 processor that uses Nvidia’s Chimera computational photography architecture and Nvidia’s PureAudio sound technology.

The Xolo Play Tegra Note also comes with Nvidia TegraZone that features Tegra-optimized games. It also supports a variety of Bluetooth game controllers.

However, a major letdown is that this device doesn’t offer 3G connectivity or voice calling, which means you’ll need access to Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet.

The tablet would compete with Google and Asus’ Nexus 7 (2013) which comes with Android 4.4 KitKat, the latest version of the OS, and with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 T211.