13 September 2021
HTC appears to be prepping up to launch a new tablet, as apparent from a listing on Google Play Console. The name of the tablet appears on the listing as HTC A100 and the attached details show some key specifications as well.
The known Indian tipster @yabhishekhd first caught the listing and later shared the details with everyone via a tweet.
As per the listing, the HTC A100 will be powered by a Spreadtrum T618 processor and 8GB RAM. It will feature an FHD+ display and run Android 11 out of the box. Furthermore, the tablet will come coupled with a 2 x Mali G52 GPU clocked at 850 MHz.
Other key details like battery and storage are unspecified at the moment.
However, meanwhile, a device by the name of HTC A100 is spotted at a Chinese site Made-in-China as well. The product info page shares just everything about the device. In fact, it also gives the first look at the alleged A100 tablet. The listing shows the tablet has a 10.1-inch display and a 7000mAH battery. The listing also reveals the HTC A100 has dual cameras on the back, where the primary sensor is 13MP followed by a 2MP secondary camera. The module gets a single LED flash as well. The listing also shows the front-facing camera is 5MP. The listing also tells the onboard storage can be expanded up to 256GB.
What remains to be known is the launch and pricing details. Looking at the specs, though, it appears to be an affordable tablet. The product page, however, lists the price as $200, but this could just be a placeholder as well.
We hope we will hear more about the device in the coming days.
It is worth mentioning that the last tablet we saw from HTC was Nexus 9 in 2014 when Google selected it as a manufacturing partner. Since then the company hasn't launched any new product.
It is quite interesting that HTC is now looking into the tablets market especially when its smartphones business is not going on so well. This year in April, however, it was reported that the company is planning to launch more 5G phones and they could come as soon as Q2 2021. Well, we are already past the mentioned quarter and we haven’t witnessed any 5G phone from the Taiwan-based company. It is possible the company is still developing them and might plan to bring them somewhere in Q3 or after it. The company has, however, managed to bring new VR products in the Q2 quarter, as uttered in the same report that claimed about smartphone plans.