After pulling the plug on its BlackBerry and Alcatel brands, TCL began selling a line of TCL 10 series mid-range smartphones under its own name earlier this year.

Now TCL is bringing a mid-range 4G LTE tablet to North America as well.

The TCL Tab 8 is available from Verizon for $200 starting today.

The tablet has an 8 inch FHD+ display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 5,500 mAh battery. It also supports reverse wired charging, allowing you to use the tablet like a big power bank for recharging your smartphone on the go.

If the TCL Tab 8 looks familiar, that’s because it’s basically a new name for the TCL 10 TABMID tablet that the company first unveiled for the global market in September. But the new name makes a lot more sense for a tablet with an 8 inch screen.

Here’s a run-down of the tablet’s key specs:

Display8 inch
1920 x 1200 pixels
Dragontrail glass
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 665
4 x Kryo 260 Gold CPU cores @ 2 GHz
4 x Kryo 260 Silver CPU cores @ 1.8 GHz
Adreno 610 graphics
Storage32GB + microSD card (up to 256GB)
OSAndroid 10
Cameras8MP auto-focus (rear)
5MP fixed-focus (front)
Battery5,500 mAh
WirelessWiFi 5
Bluetooth 5.0
PortsUSB 2.0 Type-C
3.5mm audio
SecurityFingerprint reader
Dimensions8.24″ x 4.93″ x 0.34″
Weight11.5 oz

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2 replies on “TCL Tab 8 Android tablet available from Verizon for $200”

    1. I think they did what they needed to, to get under the $200 price. I’m waiting for reviews and then I plan on buying. I’m not happy about the Verizon spyware that can’t be removed.

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