After presenting its first smartphones at IFA 2019, TCL is taking advantage of the 2020 edition of the Berlin show to reveal its first touch tablets, two models that integrate a market bringing together far too few players.
Two tablets at a low price
As their names suggest, these two new products house a 10-inch LCD panel. However, the similarities end here. The TabMax was designed for use in landscape mode with an aspect ratio of 15:09 and a resolution of 2000 x 1200 pixels. It comes with a stylus and ad hoc buttons for horizontal use. It doesn’t claim to be a “pro” tablet, but it has a style reminiscent of Huawei’s latest MatePad and MediaPad .
On the back, a single 13 megapixel module is present, accompanied by a flash. At the front, we discover an 8 megapixel module. To guarantee performance, TCL has decided to offer the Mali-G72 MP3 coupled with 4 GB of RAM. Storage is limited to 64 GB, but it is expandable with a microSD card of up to 256 GB. The 8000 mAh battery charges quickly to 18 W. TCL promises a full recharge in 4 hours.
The TabMid is dedicated to more classic use in portrait mode. Aesthetically, it resembles Samsung’s Tab A range. Its 10-inch screen is in 16:10 format with a definition of 1200 x 1290 pixels. On this model, a Qualcomm platform was preferred. It is therefore the Snapdragon 665 that powers everything, coupled with 3 GB of RAM. The storage here is quite low, only 32 GB, but expandable up to 256 GB. The battery is a little less imposing, at 5500 mAh, but substantial and rechargeable in 2 h 42 min with its 18 W block.
The photo part is a weak element of this TabMid. At the front as at the back, it is a 5 megapixel module that will capture your shots.
The marketing of these two tablets is scheduled for the end of the year. The TabMax will be released in two versions: 4G at € 299 and Wi-Fi at € 249. The TabMid will be offered at € 229.