Lava launches 7-inch Etab Xtron tablet for Rs 6,499

Lava has launched its new tablet dubbed the Etab Xtron. A press release states that the tablet is aimed towards the tech-savvy demographic and that the tablet offers features that no other tablet in the same price range does. The Etab Xtron is available online for Rs 6,499.

The tablet runs on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and is powered by a 1.5GHz Cortex A9 dual-core processor. It has a 7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1024 x 600. While the IPS panel will give the tablet decent viewing angles, the resolution seems rather low, as is expected from a tablet with this price, and the aspect ratio is a bit odd. The tablet has 1GB of RAM to help its performance.

As per the press release, the tablet has an aluminium enclosure that the company claims makes it easy to hold. It is equipped with a 2-megapixel camera on its front, which can be used for video calling or taking pictures. The tablet comes with 8GB of internal memory, and it is expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card. It also has Wi-Fi connectivity. All of this is powered by a 3,500mAh battery, which the company quotes can stay alive for up to four hours.

The Etab Xtron 7-inch tablet from Lava

The Etab Xtron 7-inch tablet from Lava


Lava has tied up with various partners for the tablet and packs in some goodies with it. Buyers will get an entertainment package worth Rs 2,000 from, along with a one month unlimited movie package from BigFlix for Rs 1. There are also a free Vedic maths package, discounts worth Rs 4,000 from, a free Career Booster package, and an additional 20 percent discount from

Back in January, Lava had launched its iris 501 smartphone, which runs on a 1GHz dual-core processor and sports a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 400. The iris 501 comes with built-in apps such as Saavn Music Player and Fusion Music organiser and games such as Asphalt HD from Gameloft, Cricket Fever, Saving Private Sheep, Shark Dash, and Little Big City.

Here are the key features of Lava iris 501:

  • 5-inch WVGA Screen with a resolution of 800 x 400 pixels
  • 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.0MP Auto-Focus camera/ 0.3MP front camera

Back in April last year, Lava International had launched a high-end smartphone based on Intel’s brand new Medfield Atom processors called the Lava X900. The phone was a part of the XOLO line of phones.

The phone was priced at Rs 22,000 and was to pose competition to Motorola Atrix 2 and HTC Sensation. The X900 sports a 4.03-inch display with a rather high resolution of 1024 x 600, thereby lending it a pixel count of 297ppi. The TFT LCD display also features Corning’s Gorilla Glass. It measures around 10.9mm thick with a weight of 127 grams. The phone also features a quad-band GSM and 3G phone with support for HSPA+. An 8MP auto-focus shooter with an LED flash is also onboard.