An Indian company called Karbonn Mobiles has introduced a 7-inch Android tablet named the Smart Tab 1 sporting Jelly Bean 4.1, and it’ll only cost the equivalent of US $150. There are a long line of catches though, which will probably mean this isn’t going to be your next tablet. Read on for more.
First, there’s the fact that the tablet will only be available in India. Second, the spec list is just not very impressive, as expected for a tablet this cheap.
For one thing, it sports a single-core MIPS processor (most tablets run ARM processors) leading to some incompatibilities when it comes to apps. It also has a relatively weak 2MP rear-facing camera. There are no details about the screen resolution, but you can go ahead and assume the screen isn’t going to wow your eyeballs.
When compared to the Nexus 7, which has a quad-core Tegra 3, a high-resolution display, and retails for only $50 more, this is going to be a hard sell even at this price-point.