TCL, who stepped out from behind the curtain with its own branded smartphones this year, is doing the same for tablets. The Chinese manufacturer this week revealed a pair of tablets at what would have been IFA 2000.

The two tablets, the TABMAX and TABMID, are powered by Android and come in 10-inch and 8-inch screen sizes, respectively.


The TABMAX has a 10.36-inch IPS LCD screen that employs TCL NXTVISION image processing to dial up color saturation and detail. Moreover, it features “intelligent eye protection” to help shield users against blue light and will even warn users if they get too close to the screen.

Running the show are an octa-core MediaTek MT8768T chipset with 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, and an 8,000mAh battery. A rear 13-megapixel camera can capture 1080p video while the front houses an 8-megapixel camera and dual speakers.

The TCL TABMAX runs €249, or about $300 USD. An LTE version will be available for €299, or approximately $350 USD. Optional accessories include a keyboard case and low-latency stylus.


The TCL 10 TABMID comes with an 8-inch IPS display (1200 x 1290 pixels) with the same NXTVISION screen tricks and features.

Interestingly, the TABMID is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor with 4GB RAM. A 5,500mAh battery, 8-megapixel rear, and 5-megapixel front-facing camera round out the main specifications. The TABMID will be priced €229 (~$270 USD) when it arrives.

Both the TABMAX and TABMID are slated to go on sale in the fourth quarter of the year. As of now neither tablet is expected in the US but that could change over the coming months.

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