I think consumers have gotten to the stage where we’re spoilt for choice — there are smartphones or tablets for every price range. The latest tablets to join the mid-range price bracket is the Lenovo Tab 7 and the Tab 7 Essential — both of them come under $100, with the first one costing about $99.99 (Approx. N36,000) and the second, about $79.99 (Apprx. 29,000).
As far as specs are concerned, the first sports a 7-inch HD display with 1.3GHZ MediaTek Chipset accompanied by 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, as well as a 2MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera.
Yeah, I agree with you, 1GB of RAM in 2017/18 is nothing short of crazy.
While the second sports the same display but with a lower resolution, 1024 x 600. The processor used is a MediaTek MT8167D processor clocked at 1.3GHz and accompanied by 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. As for the battery, both tablets should offer at least 15 hours of general usage per charge. They offer Wi-Fi support, but there’s no GSM compatibility with either of them (Source: PhoneArena).
However, with the rise of the Phablets, do you need a tablet with these specs and at that price point?