Alldocube X Tablet Launching Mid-Augustby Brett Howse on August 1, 2018 1:00 PM EST
While the Android tablet market doesn’t seem to be very exciting these days, Chinese manufacturer Alldocube has announced a new tablet which looks pretty nice, yet fits into the low-cost category. The Alldocube X Tablet is launching in mid-August with an introductory price of $269.
The X Tablet features a 10.5-inch 2560x1600 Samsung AMOLED display, and the company states the display can cover 100% of the P3 D65 color space as well as offer HDR, and with the OLED it will offer excellent contrast as well.
The tablet is CNC aluminum, which should offer the premium in-hand feel you’d expect in a more expensive offering. The tablet measures 245x175x6.9 mm, which is slightly thinner than the base 9.7-inch iPad, but the Alldocube X is a bit heavier at 500 grams versus 469 grams on an iPad.
It features an older processor in the MediaTek MT8176, which was launched in 2016 as a 28nm design, and features two Cortex A72 cores and four Cortex A53 cores in a big.LITTLE configuration, with a maximum frequency of 2.1 GHz. The GPU is a PowerVR GX6250 at 600 MHz. The SoC is coupled with 4 GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and 64 GB of eMMC storage, with support for an additional 128 GB through microSD. There's also an AKM Hi-Fi chip for audio processing and improved sound.
The tablet will ship with Android 8.1 Oreo.
|Alldocube X Tablet|
|Display||10.5" 2560x1600 Samsung AMOLED
100% P3 D65 coverage with HDR
2 x Cortex A72 @ 2.1 GHz
4 x Cortex A53 @ 1.6 GHz
|RAM||4 GB LPDDR3|
|Storage||64 GB eMMC|
|Operating System||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|WiFi||802.11ac w/Bluetooth 4.2|
|Dimensions||257 x 179 x 6.4 mm
10.1 x 7.0 x 0.25 inches
|Expected||Mid-August 2018 for $269 USD|
The design also features some nice additions on an entry-level priced tablet. In addition to the all-aluminum chassis, the Alldocube X will offer a fingerprint reader on the side, as well as 8 MP cameras on the front and back.
Battery life is estimated at 5.5 hours under load, or 8 hours watching videos. Battery capacity is listed at 8000 mAh, and the device supports quick charge through the USB-C port which also does data and HDMI.
We’ve not seen many new interesting Android tablets hit the market, so let us know in the comments what you think.
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Samus - Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - linkSucks no LTE. Android tablets are pretty rough IMO without cellular. Pretty nice tablet for the price though!
peevee - Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - linkIf you need Internet on the tablet outside, there is always WiFi hotspot on the phone.
But few people haul their 10" tablets with them outside these days in the age of 6"+ phones.
mukiex - Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - linkThis is super exciting! I've been hard up for a tablet to replace my aging Shield K1. Anyone know what the MediaTek MT8176's decode limits are? Is 10-bit HEVC possible on it?
lucam - Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - linkSomething that I don't get is why nowadays the tablets have so low cpu/gpu specs if you compare with premium smartphones? Shouldnt be other way around?
peevee - Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - linkYeah, slow CPU and flash are sad. It would be fine if it had something like 1 3GHz A76 and 8 1.8-2GHz A55s. Even 32GB of flash would be fine if it is the fastest available vs 64GB of slowest eMMC - you can always have your slow flash on SD card (UHS-III or SD Express would be nice, but even UHS-II is OKish for secondary storage).
haukionkannel - Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - linkPrice I think... If this would have Snapdragon 845 or similar, it would cost 800-1000$ or even more... Now it is about 250$. A big difference. And Ipad pro mostly does hold the highend tablet situation quite easily in its hands...
lucam - Thursday, August 2, 2018 - linkFair enough. I would still fancy a premium tablet even tho I have to pay good money. Assuming Android would finally care doing optimised apps and games for Android tablets.
Ukyo - Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - linkNot really because most are used just for media consumption purposes or light web browsing. There aren't many games optimized for tablets in the Android space. While the upcoming Galaxy S4 tablet is nice, it's way OP for what most would use it for.
Lolimaster - Thursday, August 2, 2018 - linkAlso the screen size, 9" would've been better like the old Galaxy Tab S 8.4" 2560x1600.
lucam - Thursday, August 2, 2018 - linkWould love seeing premium tablets again as alternative of laptops. Having only iPad Pro as high specs tablet in the market is not a good thing.