Kata FishTab 3: Quad-core Processor, IPS Display, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Conan Hughes | On 11, Aug 2013
The Philippines proves to be a profitable market for Kata, as the Hong Kong-based manufacturer is releasing yet another device a few days from now: the Kata FishTab 3. It’s the third tablet for the company to be released in our country and touts a significant bump in terms of specs over its predecessors.
Just how better is the Kata FishTab 3 than the previous versions? To start with, its powerful quad-core Rockchip processor runs at a decent performance and efficiency, something that can’t normally be found in other budget-friendly tablets. Users can expect graphics rendering to go smoothly on the 7.9-inch IPS multi-touch display, with visuals able to remain their clarity and vividness even at extreme viewing angles.
Kata FishTab 3 Specs
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- 7.9-inch IPS touchscreen display (1024×768), ~162ppi
- 1.8GHz quad-core Rockchip 3188 processor
- 2GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage
- microSD expansion up to 64GB
- 5-megapixel main camera, with autofocus
- 2-megapixel front camera
- WiFi, 3G via adapter
- Dimensions: 201.7 x 136.3 x 8.4 mm
- Weight: 345g
- Li-Po 4400mAh battery
Yet another attractive perk of the FishTab 3 is its back that’s polished with metallic silver. Again, one can’t easily find a similar design like this in other low-cost devices. The tablet’s light weight and build also make it quite comfortable to hold over extended periods of use. Moreover, some retailers like the Owtel Shop are bundling a leather case and screen protector when buyers purchase the tablet in any of their outlets. Other items included in the packaging are the microUSB cable, a USB power adapter, and the manual or quick guide pamphlet.
If you’re looking for any shortcoming in the Kata FishTab 3, know that the screen resolution uses the older 4:3 aspect ratio instead of the more popular widescreen formats. The pixel density is also far from Retina levels, which means text and images lose their smooth appearance as you look closer into the screen.
With an expected retail price of Php10,999, the Kata FishTab 3 will become available on August 18 and have its first public unboxing at SM Cyberzone Megamall on that day. You can expect fans of the ichthyo-inspired tablet to be there.