At the beginning of last month TCL He surprised us with two interesting tablets: the TCL 10 TABMAX and the TCL 10 TABMID which, as their nomenclatures suggest, refer to different hardware hierarchies and different sizes. Today TCL announces the TCL TAB and, from the looks of it, it would be an exclusive device for the United States.
In particular, to acquire through the Verizon online store, one of the most important telecommunications service providers in the land of Uncle Sam. The TCL TAB may be available in other stores or even released in the future but that will surely depend on its success in sales.
TCL TAB Features
The design of the TCL TAB will not impress anyone. From the front, its 8-inch IPS LCD screen is surrounded by very thick vertical and side bezels.
Its 1920 x 1200 pixel Full HD + image resolution helps to enjoy the multimedia experience and, in landscape position, its thick vertical bezels can double as spaces to hold the tablet; but there is no doubt that it is an outdated design. But that’s where one of its surprise details comes into play.
On the right side edge – from a front perspective with the TCL TAB vertically – we see its display lock and power button. And if this button is unusually long, it is because just below it is your fingerprint reader. Something that very few Android tablets offer and that almost none of their price range does.
The power of the TCL TAB is provided by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor accompanied by 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage capacity that can be expanded by up to 256GB via microSD card.
The second of the surprises that the TCL TAB offers is the option of reverse loading. Its 5500mAh battery is large enough to share its power with other devices. This reverse charging is not complex at all: it is not wireless reverse charging but reverse charging via a USB-C OTG cable.
TCL announces the TCL TAB in a single black color and with Android 10 installed from the factory and with the promise of a single operating system update in its future. In other words, once you get Android 11, you will no longer receive updates. But we can’t ask for much from a $ 200 tablet that already offers us two interesting details for its hierarchy.