Canvas Tab P666 is Micromax’s First Intel Tablet Assembled in India
I know what you’re thinking – ‘why in God’s name have they opted for that awful name’? I have the same particular question in my mind, but it seems that there isn’t an answer for now. However, what we need to know is that the launch of the launch of the Micromax Canvas Tab P666 tablet is important for one reason.
This is Micromax’s first Intel-based tablet that has been assembled in India and it marks a strategic point for the company. The tablet will be available from November 29 for a price of Rs. 10,999, which is about $177. This is yet one more device that proves that affordable products are moving the Indian mobile market.
The Micromax Canvas Tab P666 gets launched with an 8 inch WXGA IPS display with 1200 x 800 pixels resolution. The tablet is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Atom Processor Z2520 with 1GB of RAM. This is a single-SIM tablet and runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system.
The Intel tablet features a 5 megapixels rear autofocus camera along with 2 megapixels front camera, which is pretty standard considering its price. There’s just 8 GB of internal storage, but it is expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card.
Connectivity options include – GPRS/ EDGE, GPS/ A-GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G and Micro-USB. There’s a 4400 mAh battery that should deliver up to 325 hours of standby time. The tablet is available in Black and White colors, featuring an ‘exquisite glass finish’ and metal edges.
Intel is trying to fight back against Qualcomm’s dominant position and one possible front that it could attack is represented by cheap tablets. This is just a sign of similar products being released in the future. And, who knows, maybe Micromax itself will have more to show.