The TCL TAB is a $199 8″ Android tablet available from Verizon

The TCL TAB is a $199 8″ Android tablet available from Verizon

At IFA 2020 early last month, TCL unveiled two new Android tablets — the TCL 10 TabMax and TCL 10 TabMid. Out of the two, the cheaper TCL 10 TabMid featured an 8-inch FHD+ display, Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 665 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 5,000mAh battery. The company has now launched a tablet with similar specifications in the US, called the TCL TAB.

TCL TAB: Specifications

SpecificationTCL TAB
Dimensions & Weight
  • 8.24″ x 4.93″ x 0.34″
  • 11.5 oz
Display
  • 8-inch FHD+
  • 1920 x1200
  • Dragontrail glass
SoC
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
    • 4x Gold 2.0GHz
    • 4x Silver 1.8GHz
RAM & Storage
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage
  • microSD card slot for expansion up to 256GB
Battery & Charging
  • 5,500mAh
  • 18W fast charging
Rear Camera(s)
  • 8MP
Front Camera(s)
  • 5MP
Port(s)
  • USB Type-C
Connectivity
  • 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 5.0
SoftwareAndroid 10

The new TCL TAB features the same overall design as the TCL TabMid, with an 8-inch FHD+ display on the front surrounded by chunky bezels. However, over on the back, the TCL TAB features a plain black finish with Verizon branding, instead of the dark blue finish we saw on the TabMid. The company has also made some minor changes to the specifications, and the TCL TAB only packs in 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. But on the bright side, it includes a larger 5,500mAh battery.

Other than these changes, the TCL TAB is largely the same as the TCL TabMid. It is also powered by the Snapdragon 665 chipset, it features a single camera module on the back with an 8MP sensor, and it packs in a 5MP selfie shooter. Other features include a USB Type-C port for charging and data syncing, 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 5.0. In terms of software, the TCL TAB runs Android 10. The company has also promised at least one major OS update and quarterly security patches for a minimum of two years for the device.

Pricing & Availability

The TCL TAB will be available exclusively on Verizon in the US, which means that it comes with a host of preloaded Verizon apps. These include Digital Secure, Ignite, My Verizon, Verizon Cloud, and Verizon Messages+. The tablet is priced at $199.99, and it will be available for purchase at Verizon stores and other online retailers starting today. As mentioned earlier, the tablet will be available in a single Suede Black color variant.

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Pranob Mehrotra
Pranob Mehrotra

A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.