Aldi brings out its own tablet to rival Tesco, Asda and Argos

Aldi, the budget supermarket chain, has launched its own tablet, following the likes of rival retailers Tesco and Asda.

The 7-inch Medion Lifetab E7316 , priced at £79.99, has 8GB of storage, a screen resolution of 1024x600, and a battery life of around four hours.

It runs on the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean processor, meaning it supports Google Play.

While its specs might not be match the Argos MyTablet, which launched in October, or the Tesco Hudl, it is considerably cheaper. It is £20 lower than Argos’s offering and £40 less than the Hudl.

Tony Baines, of Aldi, said: "We have positioned our Christmas offering this year to cater for every member of the immediate family with a fantastic gift at a manageable price, without compromising on quality."

The Aldi Lifetab is set to launch in stores tomorrow, 8 December.

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Jennifer Faull

Jen Faull is deputy news editor at The Drum with a remit to cover the latest developments in the retail and FMCG sectors. Based in London, she has interviewed major business figures including top marketers from Mondelez, Unilever, Tesco, and Lidl.

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