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Gigabyte Launches Tegra Note 7 Android Tablet

Another manufacturer has joined the likes of Zotac and EVGA in releasing a tablet that uses the NVIDIA Tegra platform. Gigabyte has unveiled this Monday in a press conference its entry into the tablet market called the Tegra Note 7. This is a 7 inch tablet device that uses an NVIDIA Tegra 4 CPU and a 72-core NVIDIA GeForce GPU.

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According to the company website that describes this product “Gaming, video, and web browsing performance all come to life better and faster with the lightning-fast NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor. Immersive sound, extended battery life, and Made for Tegra gaming controllers make going mobile more exciting, longer.”

Tegra Note 7 Technical Specifications

  • Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 4-up to 1.8 GHz quad+1 Cortex A15, 72-core NVIDIA GeForce GPU, 1080p video decode, encord/record
  • System Memory: 1 GB DDR3L-1600, 12.8 GB/s
  • Display: 7” HD IPS LCD with LED backlight (1280×800)
  • Camera: 5 MP AF HDR rear, VGA front webcam
  • Storage: 16 GB e.MMC, Micro SD slot for up to additional 32 GB storage
  • Touch: High-speed 10-point capacitive NVIDIA DirectTouch
  • Stylus: Included, chisel tip
  • Communications: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS/GLONASS
  • Sensors: 9-axis (gyro, accelerometer, compass), Ambient light sensor for backlight control
  • Battery: 4100 mAh for up to 8 hours HD video playback
  • Dimensions: 200 x 120 x 9.4 mm, 320g

The Gigabyte Tegra Note 7 is touted as being faster in everything. This makes it a great device to have for those who are into Android gaming or those who constantly work on multimedia apps.

The included stylus means that consumers will be more productive when using this device. This model makes use of the NVIDIA DirectStylus pen which can create smooth fine lines and broader strokes that is hard to accomplish in ordinary tablets. Users can easily edit PDF files, grab and share images, draw pictures, or even take notes easily with the use of the stylus.

This device also makes use of HDR technology which captures the perfect shots even in the most challenging lighting conditions. Pictures will come out the way you see it in real life.

Another great feature of this tablet is its amazing audio quality. Its stereo front speakers make use of NVIDIA PureAudio technology that enhances the sound of any movie or game.

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GSmart Simba SX1 Is The World’s First Android Smartphone With Three-way Talking

We’ve seen a lot of dual-SIM smartphones out in the market lately. These devices have the flexibility of allowing two SIM cards to be used at the same time on a device. This makes it a lot easier for a consumer to separate work and personal contacts.


The dual-SIM devices available on the market however only allows a user to use one SIM at a time when placing calls or sending a text message. This means that if you are making a call on one SIM, you won’t be able to get calls or text messages on the other SIM. These devices are called Dual-SIM Dual-Standby (DSDS).

Gigabyte aims to provide a better alternative by coming up with a dual-SIM Android smartphone that allows for a three-way talking. The smartphone is called the GSmart Simba SX1 and is a dual-Sim dual-active (DSDA) device.

A press release of the company states that

“GSmart Simba SX1 has proven to be an unprecedented success across the globe, with Dual SIM Dual Active (DSDA) technology which keeps both SIMs active at all times. When you are making calls on one SIM, you will still receive calls and messages on the other. You will get the option to put the first call on hold and invite the other incoming call to conference group. This is not by way of online application or special service from operators. With its revolutionary three-way talking feature, Simba SX1 does not only offer cost saving but also the ultimate connectivity for your business and personal life.”

GSmart Simba SX1 Technical Specifications

  • Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, HSDPA 900 / 2100, HSDPA 850 / 2100
  • OS: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Display: 5.0 inches 720 x 1280 pixels (294 ppi)
  • Screen Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8230 Snapdragon 400
  • CPU: Dual-core 1.4 GHz
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Internal storage: 4 GB
  • External storage: microSD up to 32 GB
  • Rear camera: 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • Front camera: 2 MP
  • Battery: Li-Ion 1900 mAh

The GSmart Simba SX1 will be available this month in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Taiwan with a global rollout expected next month.  As far as pricing goes several stores in Romania already have it for order at 1,299 RON (about €291, or $392).

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