Swipe Telecom has launched another 7-inch tablet with voice calling features similar to Swipe Halo Value tablet. This new tablet is called Swipe Halo Speed and is priced at Rs.6,990. As the name suggests, this tablet has got more speed than its brother ‘value’ tablet because of presence of 1GB RAM in this tab. Rest of the specifications are similar to Swipe Value tablet.
This tablet has 1.5GHz single-core processor (the chipset details has not been revealed) and 1GB of RAM. With RAM of 1GB, this tablet gains speed and smoothness compared to value tablet. WiFi, bluetooth are present. We also have inbuilt sim card slot supporting 2G network and GPRS/EDGE mobile internet. So, we can do voice-calling with this tablet. But, 3G network is not supported, hence for 3G, one needs to plug in compatible usb datacard. It comes with latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, along with Flash support, and some other pre-loaded apps like Olive Office Premium, etc. The 7-inch capacitive display has the usual wvga resolution i.e. 480*800 pixels. The display supports upto 5-points of multitouch. There is 2 mp primary camera and vga front camera as well for photography and self-shooting. You can also make video-chat with the front camera. Camera doesn’t have flash. 4Gb of internal memory is also there but the amount of space available to user will be lesser as expected. 3000mAh standard rechargeable battery is also inside.
A quick recap of Swipe Halo Speed Specifications:
- Screen Size of 7 inch (17.78 cm).
- Display Resolution: 800x480
- Display Type: , capacitive, 5-points multitouch
- CPU: 1.5GHz processor
- There is 1 GB RAM.
- It comes with internal memory of 4 GB.
- WiFi- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth: Yes, 2.0
- Primary Camera at the rear: 2 megapixel
- Front-facing camera- 0.3mp VGA
- Out of box, it is loaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.
- Battery Juice of 3000mAh.
In terms of specifications, Halo speed doesn’t offer anything different than Halo value – the only difference is there in amount of RAM. Halo Speed has 1GB of ample RAM whereas Value has just 512mb RAM. Swipe Halo value is selling at Rs.6,800-6,990 approx (you can check latest price of the device from our tablets price finder tool) and Halo speed is launched at similar price of Rs.6990. This makes Halo speed not only speed-er, but also more valuable.
It looks like Swipe has hammered axe on its own foot or it’s looking forward to discontinue or decrease the price of Halo value tablet and just sell Halo Speed tablet.