There had been a huge demand for tablets that even HTC decided to make one. Its latest release, the HTC A101, was introduced without fanfare. Understandably so, since its specs and features are nothing too interesting.
It may not be a rival to the iPad or the Galaxy Tab S, but the HTC A101 should still appeal people, especially those who are on a market for a midrange tablet.
That said, the A101 is powered by a UNISOC T618 octa-core processor. Possibly not the most powerful chip in the market, but it at least come with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage.
On the front, we have an enormous 10-inch IPS screen with an apt FHD+ pixel resolution.
The bezels are noticeably thick, although uniform in size. A 5-megapixel selfie camera sits on the top, while on the back we have at least a dual-camera setup. Albeit, the latter is only a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The main one is a sharper 13-megapixel shooter.
Keeping the lights on is a decent 7,000mAh battery. The slow 10W charging is a little disappointing, but at least it has a USB Type-C port.
The HTC A101 retails for RUB19,890 (around Php17,600) in Russia and will soon be available in South Africa. No word yet if it’s coming to more countries.
HTC A101 Specs
- Android 11
- Dual SIM, Dual standby
- 10.1-inch FHD+ IPS display, 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, 218ppi
- 2.0GHz UNISOC T618 octa-core processor
- 8GB RAM
- Mali G52 MP2 GPU
- 128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 256GB
- 5-megapixel front camera
- 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel (depth sensor) rear cameras, LED flash
- HSPA+, 4G LTE
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
- GPS, A-GPS, GALILEO
- USB Type-C
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Dimensions: 241.5 x 160.3 x 8.4mm
- Weight: 530g
- Colors: Space Gray, Moon Silver
- 7,000mAh non-removable battery, 10W charger