With the mobile SoC industry dominated by the expensive Qualcomm SoCs and Intel having failed to introduce a truly competitive mobile solution, MediaTek is the company more and more manufacturers turn to, to combine performance with VFM. This is great for users that can find affordable devices. After all, whether it is MediaTek, Intel or Qualcomm, that’s fine as long as it gets the job done.
Alldocube is adopting MediaTek too and besides the flagship tablet Alldocube X, another one was spotted on their website called Alldocube M8. As it’s name suggests, it’s an 8″ tablet and it weighs just 345 grams and an 8.4mm slim body. One the inside, there’s the Helio X27 10-core SoC with two fast Cortex-A72 cores are running at up to 2.6GHz. Of course, all cores support 64bit while the Mali T880 MP4 GPU is powerful enough for almost every game out there. and it runs on Android Oreo out-of-the-box. The 8″ display is an IPS FHD 16:10 one that is more comfortable when surfing the web. Also, it supports phone calls as well as dual SIM and 4G/LTE. In terms of storage, there are 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, somewhat basic but adequate. Lastly, the battery stands at 3.8V/5500mAh.
The Chinese manufacturer managed to put a 5500mAh battery inside the 8.4mm enclosure and that’s about a 20% increase compared to other tablets in the 8″ size range on the market, making longer battery life achievable. What’s more, running on stock Android 8.0 Oreo there is a better power management as well as more features like reading mode, eye protection mode, auto-load management, application encrypted, etc, to deliver a more satisfying experience.
There’s no information on pricing and release date at the moment, but the product page is up on their website and we’ll let you know more when additional information arrives.