Transsion Group’s itel has announced a tablet named the itel Pad 1.
This is probably the first tablet from the company, which is known for its low-cost phones that are sold in developing nations, including Kenya.
The tablet, however, will be limited to India for now. However, this could change because iTel serves many markets, and we wouldn’t be surprised if it makes its way to Kenya.
It comes with two color choices: Deep Grey and Light Blue, at a price of $160.
The itel Pad 1 has a metal body and boasts a 10.1-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels.
It is powered by the Unisoc SC9863A1 system-on-chip, along with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 512GB using a microSD card.
The tablet runs on the Android 12 (Go Edition) out of the box, and there is no information available yet on future software upgrades.
It further features a front-facing 8MP camera and a rear-facing 5MP camera.
It has both Wi-Fi and LTE capabilities for cellular data connection.
The device is powered by a 6,000mAh battery that can be charged via a USB-C port at a maximum of 10W. Additional features of the itel Pad 1 include dual speakers, a 3.5mm headphone jack, GPS, and support for FM radio.
We look forward to this device making its way to Kenya. This is because the market is currently served by very few Android tablets. Those offered by Samsung are pricey and target premium customers; Nokia also has two tablets around (T20 and T21), and while they offer great specs, they are not competitively priced.
itel’s sister brand TECNO used to make great tablets at an attractive price, but the company hasn’t manufactured any in the recent past. Infinix also hasn’t developed a tab that we know of.