With the Micromax Canvas Tab P650, the homegrown company has dived into the mid-range tablet market and if it is as good as the OEM’s Canvas smartphones, others should definitely watch out. Micromax already has the Funbook series of slates and most of them fall in the entry-level category and do not burn a huge hole in the pocket. At Rs 16,500, the device in question may be relatively expensive, but it still is pretty budget conscious.
Coming to the specifications of the slab, its front side is dominated by an 8-inch capacitive touchscreen that has been deployed with the IPS technology for a wide-angle view. Under the screen lies an intuitive user interface that can be attributed to the Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1 OS and prospective customers will be glad to know that the OEM plans to release OTA updates for later versions of the platform.
The tablet allows users to make voice calls and facilitates video conferencing over Wi-Fi or 3G with a little assistance from a front-facing 2MP webcam. In order to capture decent-quality images and videos, you can seek assistance from a 5MP auto focus camera that resides on the rear panel.
And what’s more, a quad core processor that ticks at a speed of 1.2GHz inhabits the slate and so does 1GB of RAM. In case its 16GB of onboard memory fails to fulfill your hoarding needs, you can insert a microSD card of not more than 32GB capacity into the dedicated expansion slot. This tablet draws power from a 4,800mAh battery and tags along some applications and Google mobile services as well.
The Micromax Canvas Tab P650 can be purchased through retail outlets in India.