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SmartQ outs the Dual-Core X7 Jelly Bean tablet

The new slate PC packs an OMAP chip, HD panel, HDMI connectivity and a duo of built-in cameras

In case you have never heard of SmartQ before, it is apparently a Chinese manufacturer headquartered in the city of Guangzhou. According to a report from Liliputing, the outfit has recently introduced a new tablet, called X7, that is expected to enter a quite fierce market, overcrowded with 7-inch slates like the Google Nexus 7, Kobo Arc,  Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD and the Nook HD, to name just a few (all these models, apart from the Nexus 7, sport the same CPU as the new SmartQ tablet).

The company claims their latest mobile device is equipped with a Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 system on a chip that incorporates two processing cores running at 1.5GHz. In addition, it features a 7-inch capacitive multi-touch (10 points) display with a maximum supported resolution of 1280-by-800 pixels.

Underneath the HD touchscreen panel, one can reportedly find 2GB of low-voltage LPDDR2 RAM and 16GB of eMMC storage, which could be further expanded by utilizing the integrated microSD card reader slot (up to 32GB). Measuring 9.5mm (0.37-inch) thick, the X7 comes with Wireless LAN 802.11n and Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR modules, one USB port, a mini-HDMI interface for hooking up the tablet to an HDTV/HD monitor and a GPS receiver.   

Furthermore, the SmartQ is supposedly based on an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system and weighs 335g with the 4200mAh battery (no word on battery life). The X7 also packs a 2MP rear shooter, a 2MP front-facing web camera for video conferencing and is priced at $249.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-11-19 (Update: 2012-11-19)