Lava Xolo Tab Launched

Lava made the first tablet addition to its Xolo family of relatively-premium smartphones. Simply named Xolo Tab, the device is an 8-incher, with a fairly mid-range feature-set that you wouldn't make your pick it over what its better known competitors offer at its price.

To begin with, its design is a strange blend between front-profile of a Galaxy Note 8.0, and a boxy, patterned rear characteristic of Acer's Iconia line. Its body is made of ABS throughout, with no metal frame lining its edges.

Its 8-inch screen features 4:3 aspect ratio, but a paltry 1024 x 768 pixels resolution. You get a 2-megapixel rear camera, and a VGA front-facing one. Under its hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip with a quad-core CPU clocked at 1.20 GHz, and Adreno 305 graphics. This chip is wired to 1 GB of RAM, and 4 GB of expandable storage. Android 4.1.2 "Jelly Bean" is at the helm.

Launched in its home market of India first, the Xolo Tab is priced under 13,500 INR (US $207).