TCL TAB joins Verizon tablet lineup as carrier exclusive

The TCL TAB in landscape mode

TCL seems to want to keep its name in the spotlight this year; it made a pretty big splash with the TCL 10L and 10 Pro at the start of the year. Both devices were almost universally praised in the tech community. Now it seems TCL isn’t content with just making some pretty darn good smartphones. It’s hoping to get the same praise in the tablet market.

Starting October 8 the TCL TAB is available exclusively through Verizon. From the looks of it, the TCL TAB will be a sleek little 8″ tablet running Android 10 (no word on being updated to Android 11). Your eyes will be looking at a FHD display with Eye Comfort mode, which filters out that harmful blue light. Of course it will also have dark mode. 

TCL TAB Features

  • 8″ FHD+ Display (1200×1920)
  • Snapdragon 665
  • 3GB RAM, 32GB storage with support for up to a 256GB microSD card
  • Rear camera – 8mp with recording up to 1080p @ 30fps
  • Front camera – 5mp with recording up to 1080p @ 30fps
  • 5500mAh battery
  • GSM – 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • UMTS – 1/2/4/5/8
  • LTE – 2/4/5/12/13/66
  • Wi-Fi – 802.11 b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB-C

TCL is claiming 17 hours worth of mixed usage on a 5500mAh battery. One neat trick is the fact that the TCL TAB has OTG reverse charging. Basically if you need a quick charge on your smartphone or even your smartwatch, the TCL TAB can act as an external battery of sorts.

Here’s something I thought was interesting. The TCL TAB does have a fingerprint sensor built into the power button, but that’s not the cool part. You can register up to five different fingerprints to quick launch your favorite apps.

The TCL TAB seems to be a solid little device, and it doesn’t carry a giant price tag. The TCL TAB will be priced at a very reasonable $199.99. Will you be getting one? Let us know in the comments.

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