TCL has a brand new pill for CES 2021, however whereas Android iPad rivals aren’t precisely unusual, the TCL NXTPAPER does one thing Apple’s slate doesn’t. It’s primarily based on TCL’s NXTPAPER expertise, a transflective IPS panel that guarantees the perfect of each e-ink screens and LCD panels for one thing that’s simpler on the eyes and on battery life.
Announced at IFA 2020 final 12 months, NXTPAPER isn’t fairly the display screen tech acquainted from a Kindle ereader, nevertheless it shares some concepts with it. Somewhat than counting on a synthetic backlight, as an LCD display screen would, it displays pure gentle again out by way of the display screen.
Within the case of the TCL NXTPAPER pill, it means the 8-inch Full HD display screen can appear like paper, however nonetheless ship full colour and assist easy video playback. It’s 25-percent greater in distinction than most e-ink shows, TCL claims, but additionally over 65-percent extra energy environment friendly than a comparable LCD panel. In addition to no flickering, there’s additionally no blue gentle as there’s no synthetic backlighting.
It runs Android 10, and there’s no restrict on the apps you should use: it’ll simply work like a daily pill, regardless of the completely different display screen expertise. There’s an 8-megapixel digicam on the rear and a 5-megapixel entrance digicam, whereas inside it makes use of a 2.0 GHz octa-core MT8768E chipset with 4GB of reminiscence and 64GB of storage.
There’ll be WiFi 802.11ac along with LTE and Bluetooth 5.0, plus USB Kind-C and a microSD card slot. A 3.5mm headset is included, plus twin microphones and twin audio system, and the entire thing is IP52 water and dust-resistant.
TCL says the NXTPAPER will go on sale in Europe, Center East/Africa, Latin America, and Asia Pacific from April 2021. It’ll be priced at 349 euro ($406). No phrase on when – or if – TCL will convey it to North America at this stage.
TCL TAB 10S
What will be coming to the US is the TCL TAB 10S. An much more inexpensive Android pill, it’ll have a ten.1-inch show operating at 2,000 x 1,920 decision. Inside, there’s a MT8768 octa-core processor with both 3GB or 4GB of reminiscence and 64GB of storage.
The battery is 8,000 mAh and helps 18W charging, and there’ll be WiFi-only and LTE variations. Each could have WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0, plus USB Kind-C 2.0. Pogo pins on the again will assist equipment like a keyboard, and there’ll be a TCL T-Pen stylus too for graphics.
The TCL TAB 10S will go on sale from March 2021. It’ll be priced from 199 euro ($231) for the WiFi model and from 249 euro ($290) for the LTE mannequin.