To stand out among the crowd of Android-based tablets available in the market, manufacturers need to differentiate their product, especially if their brand is not very popular yet. This is SmartQ’s strategy in marketing one of their newest tablet offerings, the SmartQ U7. This tablet is equipped with a built-in 40 lumen projector. The SmartQ U7’s projector has a resolution of 854 x 480. It is also capable of beaming the content for a distance of up to 70 inches or around 6 feet. According to SmartQ’s estimate, the projector has a capacity of being used for 20,000 hours.
The built-in projector effectively eliminates the need to bring an extra projector when one has a presentation or wants to share a movie with a large audience. For those who frequently use projectors for work or entertainment, this could be a cost-effective solution as well. The Liliputing blog notes that projectors running on batteries these days already cost around $200, adding to the cost of an Android-based tablet, which varies depending on its specifications and brand.
As for the other specifications of the device, the U7 provides two choices. The first one comes with a dual-core 1GHz OMAP 4430 processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of flash storage. Meanwhile, the other offers a 1.2GHz dual-core OMAP 4460, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of flash storage. The tablets both come with a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Other features include an HDMI port, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 4800mAH battery.
Other than this tablet, however, SmartQ is selling the SmartQ X7, a device that is said to be competing with the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7 with its price and features. This tablet boasts of a 1280 x 800 IPS screen, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB flash of internal storage, and front and rear cameras that both have 2-megapixel sensors. It also comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and a microSD slot that can expand its user memory for up to 64GB. Lastly, it is also packed with the Cyanogenmod 10 UI.
There is likewise the 9.7-inch Ten3 tablet which will measure only 7mm thin, and arrive with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, an enhanced CPU and GPS.