TCL designs, manufactures and markets an expanding portfolio of mobile and internet products and services under three key brands – TCL, Alcatel and BlackBerry. The TCL IFA 2018 announcements covered a new lower-cost BlackBerry Key2 LE and an Alcatel 3T 8” LTE Android tablet.
13MP Fov8°, Pixel-1.12um, F2.2, Phase Detect Auto Focus (PDAF)
5MP Fov 84°, Pixel-1.12um, F2.4
Front camera: 8MP Fixed Focus, Selfie Flash using LCD
25 x 71.8 x 8.35mm x 156g
Alcatel 3T 8” Android Tablet with LTE for under A$130!
This 8” Tablet with 1GB/16GB (12.7GB usable) and LTE is the first known Android Go on the market.
What we know
8”, 1280 x 800, 188ppi IPS screen
MediaTek MT8765 processor
1GB/16GB (12.7GB free) and microSD slot, OTG support
4G LTE modem, single sim (unknown network bands)
Wi-Fi N and Bluetooth (version unspecified)
Camera rear: 5MP
Camera front: 2MP
A-GPS and usually sensors, no NFC
Shockproof, waterproof and dust-proof bumper case
Android Go Oreo (means Go specific apps)
209 x 125 x 8.29mm thin x 279g
Metallic Black or Suede Blue
4080mAh battery and micro-USB charger
GadgetGuy’s take. TCL IFA 2018 are interesting
Given that the Key2 has yet to go on sale in Australia I suspect this will be an October availability.
Let’s face it – it is an 8” Phablet destined for content consumption. It has Go versions of Netflix and Facebook.
The 3T could be good but I suspect it will be cruelled yet again by huge Telco data charges. Maybe one day Australian Telcos will listen and give us a family plan for smartphones, tablets, cars and more all under the one plan!