TCL, a brand that used to own the Alcatel and BlackBerry brands is now back with a new tablet, pertaining to the budget segment. The newcomer is TCL TAB MAX and it’s a tablet with a modest Snapdragon 665 processor and a 10.4 inch screen.

The TCL TAB MAX also has stylus support and an USB-C port, that also outputs audio signal, since there’s no audio jack. Priced at $219 on AliExpress, the device will go on sale starting February 21st. It comes in Grey and has 3 accessories that tag along: a Flip Case, Stylus Pen and Keyboard. The device has a 10.4 inch panel with a 2000 x 1200 pixel resolution and uses a modern design, with that stripe at the back also used by Lenovo and realme lately.

There’s an Eye Comfort mode here, that reduces the blue light which could harm the eyes. Specs include 6 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, a 13 MP main camera and a front 8 MP shooter with a LED flash, believe it or not. There’s also a microSD card slot, an 8000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging and Android 11 as the OS. The device has the TCL Kids app pre-installed and also brings Wi-Fi dual band and Bluetooth 5.0.

There are dual speakers here too by the way and I wonder if the body is made of plastic or metal. I’d say plastic at first sight. It weighs 470 grams and measures 7.65 mm in thickness.