Expanding its product portfolio in India, Huawei on Monday launched the MediaPad T5 tablet in the country at a starting price of Rs 14,990.
The tablet will be available in two variants –2GB RAM plus 16GB internal storage and 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM priced at Rs 14,990 and Rs 16,990 respectively – starting July 10, Huawei said.
The device features a 10.1-inch HD screen display, dual speakers and a microSD slot that allows users to expand storage up to 256GB.
The tablet boasts a Full HD IPS screen supporting 1920 x 1200 pixels. The 76.4 per cent screen-to-body ratio, 16:10 aspect ratio, and the landscape mode design make the tablet suitable for playing 1080p videos, Huawei said.
Powered by an octa-core processor, the device weighs just 460g. It also offers a parental control feature and enhanced eye-comfort modes.
With the “Children’s Corner” pre-installed on the Huawei MediaPad T5, one can set limits to their child’s usage and customise the content available.
Seventy-nine per cent smartphone users in India are using over-the-top (OTT) apps for entertainment and as many as four out of five users have at least one OTT entertainment platform on their device, a new report said on Thursday.
Hotstar is the most-penetrated OTT entertainment app with 49 per cent of smartphone users having it installed on their devices.
The OTT platforms installed on the devices are in addition to the casual entertainment apps such as YouTube and UGC (User Generated Content) platforms like TikTok and with such as penetration, OTT entertainment apps have become the ‘most-penetrated’ app category for smartphone users in India after social networking, chatting and e-commerce Apps, revealed the report by market research firm techARC.
“Over the past three years, we have seen a lot of enablement both from the smartphone OEMs as well as operators’ sides. This has facilitated the growth of OTT entertainment services as well as consumption.
“While 4G has undoubtedly created this category, it has been complemented by the smartphone industry that has innovated to save every micron on the screen for full-screen viewing, backed by a powerful battery and stereophonic sound,” said Faisal Kawoosa, Founder and Chief Analyst, techARC.
One of the main factors for Hotstar’s growth has been its sports content, especially cricket.
Meanwhile, Amazon Prime Video has slightly better penetration than Netflix in India. Prime Video penetration is 15 per cent as compared to 13 per cent of Netflix.