Feb 27th, 2022

If you thought that it would be impossible for TCL to announce so many products, well, you’d be wrong. Along with the five additions to the TCL 30 lineup, the company is also introducing a total of four new tablets that will be available across various markets starting now.

The flagship of the group is the TCL NXTPAPER MAX 10 with its 10.36-inch NXTVISION display giving you a “paper-like” canvas to work with. This technology was first introduced at IFA 2020 and combines the benefits of an LCD display with an e-paper display. We first saw this tech implemented in the TCL NXTPAPER tablet at CES 2021, and now the NXTPAPER MAX 10 is the latest tablet to bring these features to the market.

Powering the MAX 10 is the MediaTek Komanio 500 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage via a microSD card. There’s an 8MP front-facing camera that can record 1080p video at 30fps, while a single 13MP camera can be found on the back with the same video recording capabilities. TCL has packed an 8,000mAh battery into its latest NXTVISION tablet, but it’ll take quite a while to get this charged back up with its 18W charging speeds.

Next up we have the TCL TAB 10 HD which is actually landing with a Wi-Fi-only version and a 4G-enabled model in the TAB 10 HD 4G. The Tab 10 FHD offers a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS display with an 82% screen-to-body ratio, white the TAB 10 HD lowers the resolution to just 1280 x 800. Under the hood, you’ll find the MediaTek Helio P22 paired with either 2GB or 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, complete with a microSD card to add up to 256GB of external storage. Additionally, there’s a 5MP front-facing camera, along with an 8MP rear-facing camera with 1080p video recording available.

Moving to the battery life and other features, both of these tablets are equipped with a 5,500mAh cell that also suffers from slower charging as TCL claims you’ll get back up to 100% in just over 3.5 hours. On the bright side, you will be able to take advantage of the built-in 3.5mm headphone jack, making either of these tablets great for media consumption.

Last, but certainly not least, is the TCL TAB 10S 5G. This launch marks the release of one of the first budget-friendly tablets to hit the market with 5G capabilities. The tablet comes in with a 10.1-inch NXTVISION display with an FHD resolution. As expected, you’ll find another MediaTek chipset powering TCL’s 5G tablet, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage that can be expanded with the built-in microSD card slot. You’ll also enjoy a long-lasting battery, even with 5G enabled, as the TAB 10S 5G sports an 8,000mAh cell.

TCL also teased the launch of the TAB PRO 12 5G, which will provide “a large display and ultra-fast 5G connectivity, with a strong focus towards entertainment and productivity.” But we’ll have to wait until the official release before seeing how it stacks up against other tablets in the space that have been designed with productivity in mind. 

As for the tablets that were unveiled today, here’s what pricing and availability look like:

  • TCL TAB 10 HD 4G: €179
    • Available now in Europe
  • TCL TAB 10 FHD 4G: €199
    • Coming to Asia in “late March”
  • NXTPAPER MAX 10: €269
    • Coming to Asia in mid Q2 2022
  • TAB 10s 5G: €349
    • Coming to Asia in mid Q2 2022

While Samsung continues to dominate the market for flagship Android tablets, TCL is bringing the heat in the budget and mid-range segments. Now, we just have to hope that the NXTPAPER MAX 10 will land here in the States, as the display technology being implemented is rather impressive.

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