We were tipped about a mysterious Indian tablet which is supposed to be announced early next week at MWC 2012. The tipster only gave a screenshot of the specification page and insisted that I wait till MWC. Now that doesn’t work with tech bloggers you see! After some digging down it turns out that the tablet is Asmaitha Sruta.
Asmaitha Sruta – that’s quite a mouthful! Being an Indian company, Asmaitha has chosen a Sanskrit name for their first ever tablet. Roughly, ‘Sruta’ in Sanskrit would mean ‘That which is heard‘ in English. We believe that Sruta is just the code name of their project and the final name might be completely different. Either ways, what matters more is how good the end-product will be. If you are someone who loves to see the specifications, you might be mighty impressed.
Asmaitha Sruta: Specifications
Sruta comes with an impressive spec sheet, specially considering that it is the first ever product designed by Asmaitha. It is powered by a dual-core A9500 application processor from ST-Ericsson, which is internally powered by ARM dual Cortex- A9 processor. Sruta might actually be the first Indian tablet to come with Android 4.x, Ice-cream Sandwich. It will come with 1GB LP DDR RAM and 8GB eMMC, which is pretty much a standard for mid-range tablets these days.
The display of Asmaitha Sruta will be 7-inch multi-touch screen with 800×400 resolution. The spec sheet tells us that the connectivity options include 3G and Wi-Fi, but we aren’t sure if there will be different variants of the tablet or just one. 6000mAh battery for a 7-inch screen is an eye-candy for sure.
Check out the detailed specs below
|Processor||ST-Erricson Nova A9500|
|Internal Memory||1 GB LP DDR RAM, 8GB eMMC|
|External Memory||Card slot for microSD (supports upto 32 GB )|
|Display||7-inch – multi-touch, vibrant 16.7M colors, 800×480 resolution|
|Wireless Connectivity||3G, BT, WIFI, GPS, FM|
|Sensors||G-Sensor (Accelerometer),E-Compass Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor,Proximity Sensor,Gyroscope, GPS|
|Connector||Charger/ micro USB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed ( Optional USB 3.0)|
|Headphone||3.5mm stereo headset/headphone/microphone jack|
|Speakers||Internal stereo speakers|
|Battery||Rechargeable 6000 mAh (typical) battery|
|Dimensions||Width: 180mm , Height: 120mm, Thickness: 10.9mm ( 7 inch)|
Price & Availability
Considering how price conscious the Indian market is, we expect Asmaitha to price their Android 4.0 tablet below INR 10,000 ($200). But that would entirely depend on where they’d decide to manufacture the tablet. Being an Indian company who has designed the tablet completely in-house, they might prefer to manufacture the tablets in India, but that would shoot up the manufacturing costs. So, an outsourcing assignment to China is a possibility.
We are waiting for the company to respond to our email and provide us with an approximate launch date and the price. We are also trying to get you all a hands-on preview as soon as possible. Till then, we would prefer to hold our horses, but hope not to see another dud like Notion Ink Adam. Ouch!