TCL brought some pretty interesting hardware products to CES 2021, including TV sets, rollables, but also tablets. Chief among them is the unusual NXTPAPER, which is supposed to offer a paper-like alternative to E Ink. Also known as NXTPaper, this device is able to reach 60 Hz rate in future iterations. We also get an affordable new slate, dubbed Tab 10S.
NXTPaper uses a paper-like display technology, which is 36% slimmer than a classic LCD and also consumes 65% less power. This full color display relies on a very reflective surface that reuses the natural light and provides 25% higher contrast compared to an average LCD. It also brings the most advanced eye protection available for a color display, with TUV Rheinland safety certification and no blue light emissions.
There’s also the promise of 60 Hz refresh rate and zero flicker, something that E Ink screens can’t quite deliver yet. The slate offers an 8.8 inch 1440 x 1080 pixel display and runs on Android 10. It’s got a MediaTek 8768E processor, coupled with 4 GB of RAM and also 64 GB of storage, plus you can add more via microSD. There’s a 5500 mAh battery here that gives you one day of usage. At the back we find an 8 megapixel camera and upfront a 5 MP shooter.
This product debuts in April priced at 349 euros.
The other tablet that TCL introduced at CES is the Tab 10S, which is a larger model, with a 10.1 inch screen, an octa core processor and a larger 8000 mAh battery. It uses POGO pin connectors for third party accessories like a T Pen stylus. It also offers a 2000 x 1920 pixel resolution, 8 MP back camera, 5 MP front camera and also dual speakers. Runs on Android 10 and has profiles for all family members.
It also has 4G and it’ll available in March at 199 euros.