HTC has been taking a bit of a break from flagship phones and also from tablets for quite a while now. However, they managed to surprise us last week, when they unveiled a brand new slate dubbed HTC A100, of course a budget offering.

The device came to Russia with an Unisoc processor on board and 4G support. It has a dual back camera and it’s priced below $300. HTC A100 is a 10.1 inch tablet with an IPS LCD panel with a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution. It has an aluminum chassis with rounded corners and medium sized bezels for the screen. At least they’re symmetrical. HTC is using an affordable CPU solution here, the Unisoc Tiger T618, seen on cheap phones like the recently launched ZTE Axon 20 4G and ZTE Blade V30.

Also it appeared on the Alldocube iPlay 40 tablet. It’s a 12 nm processor with an 8 core setup that includes two Cortex-A75 cores clocked at 2 GHz and 6 Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2 GHz. There’s also a Mali G52 MP2 GPU. We also find 8 GB of DDR3 RAM and 128 GB of storage, plus a microSD card slot. The tablet comes with support for dual SIMs via hybrid SIM slot.

At the back of the device we find two cameras: a 13 MP main shooter and a 2 MP secondary cam. There’s also a 5 megapixel front facing camera here for video calls. We get two speaker grilles at the bottom and also an USB-C port and audio jack in the same area. The tablet relies on a 7000 mAh battery and runs on Android 11. In Russia the device can be purchased for $273.