According to a new report, Alcatel is planning to introduce an all-new entry-level tablet named Alcatel A30. The company previously launched a budget smartphone with the same name, which is currently available on Amazon with the price tag at $59.99. Although the detailed hardware specifications of the upcoming tablet are still concealed, a report published by TechnoBuffalo suggests that the tablet will ship with the modest hardware that can bring an attractive price for the device. Alcatel released a budget tablet through T-Mobile last year with the pricing at just $130, so it would be great to see another tablet that its price might even be lower to gain a bigger market-share. Alcatel has already introduced a number of affordable tablets. One of typical affordable tablets is the Pop 7 LTE currently sold by all major Canadian carriers for just CAD 150.
About the tech-specs of the upcoming tablet, the Alcatel A30 is rumored to feature an 8-inch IPS display protected by Asahi’s proprietary screen-protection technology. Powering the tablet is a Qualcomm chip with a 1.1GHz quad-core CPU, which is likely the Snapdragon 210 already be found in the aforementioned Alcatel A30 smartphone. The tablet is expected to come with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. The device may sport 5-megapixel cameras on both the front and back, and the Android Nougat will be pre-installed.
It is said that the device will have an IR Blaster that allow users to use it as a universal remote. The tablet will also support a SIM card slot for the cellular connectivity, so it will be interesting if the device is integrated 4G LTE. While there’s no word about the pricing of the upcoming tablet, reports suggests that it will be launched as a T-Mobile exclusive. Therefore, we can expect that the upcoming tablet could offer an inexpensive option for reading, watching and basic gaming.