Recently we had the opportunity to take a look at the TCL Tab 10S, its first step into the tablet market. At Mobile World Congress this morning, TCL has thrown a number of new entries into the tablet space. There aren’t full details around the pricing and availability schedule as yet, but we’ve got a good look at the specs for the full range.
TCL NXTPAPERMAX10 – €269
The 10.36=inch FHD (2000 x 1200 resolution) display has low blue light and anti-glare features helping it be a useful device in a variety of environments. It supports both Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity, 64GB of storage (Expandable with 256GB MicroSD), 4GB of RAM and weighs only 470 grams. Out of the box, you’ll have Android 11 — we’re waiting on confirmation of an OS update given how long Android 12 has been out — and the kit is powered by an 8,000 mAh battery.
The cameras are what would be considered entry level, but about par for the tablet market. 13MP rear-facing F/1.8 and the front facing is an 8MP with F/2.0 aperture. Perhaps in the current age, the lack of Wi-Fi 6 could be considered a bit of a letdown.
TCL NXTPAPER 10s 5G – €349
As you would expect from the device name, it’s a 5G capable tablet. Internally it has an 8,000mAh battery which should comfortably last a couple of days for normal use. Of course, streaming HD content will chew into that battery very quickly. Being the slightly faster, better-specced tablet it’s no surprise to find Android 12 on the device at launch. Unfortunately for storage hungry users, there’s only 64GB onboard with 4GB of RAM. We’ll have to see how it performs when we get our hands on a review unit before we pass final judgement though.
The 10s 5G is an FHD display with a full range — although not top spec, missing Wi-Fi 6 and MM Wave — of connectivity. It has a basic front (5MP) and rear (8MP) camera setup with a number of optional extra accessories available in the future.
TCL TAB Pro 12 5G – TBA
While the specifics of the TAB PRO 12 5G aren’t what you’d call extensive at this stage, what is clear is that TCL expects this to be a decent level productivity tool – Perhaps a competitor to the iPad Pro. It measures in with a 12-inch screen, with a detachable keyboard, plenty of battery and 5G connectivity. There is more detail coming on this in the near future, but suffice to say it’s likely to be an impressive piece of kit.
With the announcement of a new range of TCL phones and now tablets from TCL this morning being just the start for Mobile World Congres 2022, what are you hoping to see before the conference is completed?