The TCL Tab 10 Gen 2 is an Android tablet with a 10.36 inch, 2000 x 1200 pixel IPS LCD display, an 8-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor, 4GB of RAM, and support for up to 128GB of storage.

TCL hasn’t announced a price yet, but those specs suggest the company’s upcoming tablet will be a budget device. But it does include a few nice-to-have features including a microSD card reader and optional support for 4G LTE and/or an active pen.

The tablet appears to be a modest updated over last year’s TCL Tab 10 FHD 4G, with the new model featuring an updated display and processor, more memory, and a newer version of Android – the Tab 10 Gen 2 ships with Android 13 and TCL says it will eventually receive an over-the-air Android 14 update.

Security updates are only promised through July, 2025 though.

Powering the new tablet is a MediaTek MT8768 processor, which has:

  • 4 x ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores @ 2 GHz
  • 4 x ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores @ 1.5 GHz
  • PowerVR GE8320 graphics @ 650 MHz

Entry-level configurations will have 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, while a higher-priced model will have 128GB. Both support microSD cards up to 1TB.

All models of the tablet feature WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 support, but models with 4G LTE also support the following network bands:

  • GSM: 850MHz/900MHz/1800M
  • WCDMA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8
  • TD-LTE: B34/B38/B39/B40/B41
  • FDD-LTE: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B13/B17/B20/B28/B66

Other features include an aluminum body that measures 7.35mm (0.29″) thick and weighs 425 grams (15 ounces), a 6,000 mAh battery, a USB 2.0 Type-C port and support for 5V/2A charging. There’s also reverse charging support, which means you can plug a phone or other devices into the tablet with a USB cable and use the TCL Tab 10 Gen 2 like an oversized power bank to refuel your other mobile devices.

The tablet has an 8MP rear camera with support for autofocus and a 5MP fixed-focus front camera. Both can record 1080p video at up to 30 frames per second. TCL equips the Tab 10 Gen 2 with stereo speakers and a single microphone.

Unlike some mobile devices, the TCL Tab 10 Gen 2 will ship with a USB-C charger in the box. Optional accessories include an active stylus called the T-Pen that supports 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, a TCL Bluetooth keyboard, a cover that acts as a kickstand, and a “TP protective film,” which sounds like a screen protector.

via TabletMonkeys and

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  1. TCL already makes cheap 5g tablets that run slow as molasses. Why now 4g only, with to boot only 4gb RAM?
    Minimum specs for basic tablet, given multitasking / split screen should be 8gb RAM & 256 storage if SD present.
    At 4gb open a few Chrome tabs / multitask and everything loads slowly. At 128gb you run out of space for installed apps- even without any gaming.
    And if to be used for work will likely be on the road a lot- so not only 5g but also 5g band aggregation is key, and eSim very necessary too.
    As well NFC (it’s being used for things besides just payments), and don’t drop IR- a nice perk / standout advantage.

  2. It’s not configured better than most other 10 inch tablets. So.why, tcl, should I but it from you? If you had a superior processor and display, maybe? But you don’t. Plus only one operating system update, and only 2 years of support! NO way I’m spending my money on your device.

  3. Explain to me why it is more profitable for companies to make a tablet with android instead of mainline linux?

    1. Because there are absolutely no commercial tablet form factor touchscreen apps available. As someone who buys 2-in-1 Chromebooks and largely eschews Android apps for a combination of Chrome, Chrome apps and Debian desktop applications, trust me: they aren’t there. And there is no entity out there with a financial interest in making and maintaining them. Except for maybe Google if they want to go from selling 20-25 million Chromebooks a year to 30-35 million. Even there, it would only be potentially profitable for Google because it would be something that they would be able to add to their existing ChromeOS business. No way it would be profitable by itself. Google did work with Canonical on developing the Flutter platform for creating Linux apps, but they left it to Canonical and other third parties to do the actual work of creating the apps which – again – no one has an ability to earn a profit doing so.

      Android tablets, meanwhile, are indeed profitable. Android has 2/3 of the tablet market. Lenovo makes money on tablets too, and they have even brought back Motorola tablets after a long absence.

      I agree that there should be more Linux consumer products, and in particular Linux-on-ARM mini PCs that would be great if some of the “quite good but inexpensive” Android smartphone chips were used to power them. But Linux tablets have been tried already. Canonical issued a touchscreen version of Ubuntu about 10 years ago during the peak tablet frenzy and a couple of companies issued Ubuntu tablets and Ubuntu phones. They didn’t sell.

      1. no problem using dual boot , linux mainline and android
        look at pinephone
        I NO NEED comercial softweare on my tablet. I need terminal, ssh, gcc, blender, inkscape, freecad, docker and many other programs and there are millions of such people

      2. They didn’t sell
        Buy a car 4 times more expensive with an inferior engine but you will have convenience. This is what ‘not sold’ looks like. It’s not the same equipment.

        People honestly hate laptops, they want small computers. Tablets are the cheapest option, but android often even by the time you buy it is already outdated and there are no security updates for it.

    2. Because the average consumer wants to run applications that are designed for the tablets. Android has them. Linux does not. There aren’t enough of us who prefer the Linux environment over app choices to support as large a market, and as the JingPad people found out, it can be pretty difficult to do it in any case. The few mainline Linux tablets that exist, such as the PineTab, have software problems that no Android device gets away with, and they aren’t even commonly purchased by those who like Linux.

      1. Compare prices and quality of tablets. PineTab is detachable and fat but I can replace ewverything and it will be working after 20 years.

        Linux users are more numerous than you think. As can be seen by the huge number of small computers, smaller than the laptops that are now being sold. That’s the trend. System administrators alone are millions of people.