While TCL has technically produced at least one own-brand Android tablet before, in the form of the TCL Xess, this served as a home-bound smart hub, far too large (it sported a 17.3in display) and heavy to function as portable slate.

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The company has also released a number of Android tablets under sub-brand Alcatel, however, the 10 TabMid and TabMax point towards a greater focus on the company's own-brand offerings going forward.

TCL 10 TabMid

Highlights from the 10 TabMid include a side-mounted power key-cum-fingerprint sensor, a dedicated kids mode, OTG (On-The-Go) reverse charging - so you can power up your other gadgets directly from the TabMid's 5500mAh battery via USB-C, a thin and light design at 8.5mm and 325g respectively, and an 8in Full HD 'NXTVISION' IPS LCD panel with eye-strain reduction measures.

TCL 10 TabMid press image

Here's the confirmed TCL 10 TabMid spec sheet so far:

  • 8in Full HD 'NXTVISION' IPS LCD
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor
  • 8Mp rear camera
  • 5Mp front-facing camera
  • Power key/fingerprint sensor
  • Stereo speakers
  • Android 10
  • Dedicated Kids mode
  • 5500mAh battery
  • OTG reverse charging
  • USB-C
  • WiFi 6
  • 4G LTE (optional)
  • 8.5mm thick
  • 325 grams

The TCL 10 TabMid starts at €229, comes in both WiFi-only and 4G LTE variants, and will be available starting sometime in Q4, 2020.

TCL 10 TabMax

The larger 10in display on the TCL 10 TabMax better lends itself to both media creation and consumption, resulting in support for the included TCL Stylus. TCL has also equipped the 10 TabMax with higher resolution cameras (compared to the TabMid) on both the front and back, while a dual long-range mic setup aids voice pickup when making video calls or when using your voice assistant of choice with the slate's dedicated Smart Home mode.

TCL 10 TabMax press image

Here are the TCL 10 TabMax's confirmed specs:

  • 10.36in Full HD+ 'NXTVISION' IPS LCD w/ 8.3mm bezel
  • TCL Stylus support
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor
  • 13Mp rear camera
  • 8Mp front-facing camera
  • Power key/fingerprint sensor
  • Stereo speakers
  • Dual long-range microphone system
  • Android 10
  • Kids mode
  • Smart Home mode
  • Eye protection distance alarm
  • 8000mAh battery
  • OTG reverse charging
  • Type cover (optional)
  • USB-C
  • WiFi 6
  • 4G LTE (optional)

Like the 10 TabMid, the TCL 10 TabMax is an affordable Android tablet, starting at €249 and moving up to €299 for the cellular version - both due in Q4 this year.

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