Dell has added two new Android-based models to its Venue lineup of tablets. Both the Venue 7 and the Venue 8 tablets now run Android 4.4 KitKat and come with budget specifications.
Dell’s Venue 7 sports a 7-inch 1280 x 800 pixel display and an Intel Atom Z3460 dual-core processor, which is clocked at 1.6 GHz coupled with 1GB of RAM. It also includes 16GB of internal memory, which is expandable up to 64GB thanks to a microSD card slot. Priced at $160, the tablet is said to offer excellent battery performance with a 4550 mAh battery.
The Venue 8 packs a full HD 1080p screen, compared to last year’s 1,280×800-pixel feature. It has on board a slightly faster Intel Atom Z3480 processor; however, you will have to shell out $40 more for the 8-incher than the Venue 7. The tablet comes with a 2MP front-facing camera rather than the 1MP unit on the Venue 7. (Both have a 5MP primary camera on the back.)
Both the Android-powered Venue tablets will be available in the US starting July 1st at Dell.com. The company did not disclose Australian pricing for the new Android tablets, nor a release date; Dell is yet to announce UK details for the tablets too.
Dell plans to add voice-calling capabilities to both models, but alas only for select countries.