HTC may bet everything on virtual reality technologies with the Vive platform, but it does not forget more traditional products. The manufacturer has just launched a tablet.
HTC is now better known for its Vive virtual reality headset than for its smartphones, even if from time to time the manufacturer launches new phones which unfortunately do not remain in the memories. The same goes for tablets! After all, Google had entrusted it with the design and production of the Nexus 9.
A tablet for emerging markets
HTC has therefore unveiled a new tablet, the A101, which runs on Android 11 (too bad we didn’t grab the ball from Android 12L, better suited to large screens). The device incorporates a 10.1-inch screen (1,920 x 1,200), with a Unisoc SCT618 processor, 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage (with microSD in addition) in the engine.
Above the screen is a 5-megapixel photo sensor, behind it is a duo of 16 and 2 megapixels. A 3.5 mm jack port is also present, as is support for 4G via a nano-SIM slot (Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ac are also available). The battery has a capacity of 7,000 mAh.
An entry/mid-range tablet, therefore, with a design reminiscent of the models of the previous decade. This is a product intended for emerging markets in Africa, so there is little chance of seeing it land in Europe or the United States, where this market segment is already quite well supplied between the different Nokia models, from Samsung and Lenovo.
It remains to know the price, and HTC has not announced anything unfortunately. The A100 model launched last year in Russia cost the equivalent of $350, which gives an idea of the price of its successor.