Entry-level Android-based tablets are a relatively minor market, which is why companies offering such products tend to aim them at a specific geographical markets in a bid to avoid head-to-head competition with other makers. These devices tend to address very specific needs without trying to make a one-size-fits-all kind of device. This is exactly what the Alcatel 3T 10 tablet is all about.

Equipped with a 10-inch IPS display featuring a 1280x800 resolution, an as-yet unknown SoC, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of NAND flash storage, and basic imaging capabilities, the Alcatel 3T 10 looks aims to be a low-cost Android tablet. Meanwhile, it has four key selling points (at least as far as hardware is concerned): far-field microphones, pre-installed Google Assistant, an integrated CAT4 4G/LTE modem (150Mbit/s DL, 50Mbit/s UL), and compatibility with Alcatel’s Audio Station designed specifically for the 3T 10.

The pre-installed Google Assistant along with far-field mics enable the device to be controlled remotely using voice to make calls, ask questions, play music/movies, and do all the things that the GA allows to do. Since the device has a modem, it can be used almost anywhere. Meanwhile, to make the music sound better, Alcatel equipped the 3T 10 tablet with two front speakers featuring ‘bass enhancement units.’

But just in case the built-in speakers are not good enough, Alcatel offers an Audio Station as a bundle - a bluetooth speaker outfitted with two 40-mm 5 W speakers. The device uses Bluetooth 4.2 to connect to the tablet, yet it also has a 3.5-mm audio jack and is compatible with any source featuring an appropriate connector. The Audio Station also serves like a stand for the Alcatel 3T 10 and can charge it using POGO pins. Meanwhile, the speaker itself charges using a micro-USB port and can playback music for 7 hours at one charge.

The Alcatel 3T 10 with its Audio Station weigh just about 830 grams, they are easy to carry around and used both inside andoutside. Essentially, Alcatel positions its tablet as Google Assistant-enabled media player with 4G/LTE Internet access.

The Alcatel 3T 10 Tablet with Audio Station
  The Alcatel 3T 10
Display IPS
16M Colors
SoC ?
Storage 32 NAND flash, microSD slot
Local Connectivity Wi-Fi  802.11n Wi-Fi
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2
Data/Charging Micro-USB, POGO 8-pin
Audio ?
WWAN 2G: 850/900/1800/1900
3G Bands: 1/2/5/8
4G LTE Bands: B1/3/5/7/8/28/38/40
2G data: GPRS/EDGE
3G data: HSPA+ (42 Mbit/s DL, 11 Mbit/s UL)
4G data: Cat 4 (150 Mbit/s DL, 50 Mbit/s UL)
Navigation ?
Rear Camera 2MP, SP250A,
sensor size: 1/5,
sensor pixel size: 1.65μm,
lens aperture size: f2.8,
FOV: 61.4°,
#elements: 2P, EIS
Video capture: 720p@30fps
Front Camera 2MP, SP250A,
sensor size: 1/5,
sensor pixel size: 1.65μm,
lens aperture size: f2.8,
FOV: 61.4°,
#elements: 2P, EIS
Video capture: 720p@30fps
Battery Capacity 4080 mAh
8 hours media playback
Expected Life ?
SIM Size Nano SIM
Sensors ?
Dimensions Height 260 mm
Width 156.6 mm
Thickness 8.95 mm
Weight 440 grams
Colors Prime Black, Midnight Blue
Protection Drop ?
OS Google Android
Launch Countries EMEA
Price €179
  The Alcatel Audio Station
Output Power 2 x 5 W
Speakers 2 x 40 mm drivers
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.2
Micro USB
3.5 mm jack
POGO 8-pin
Battery 2000 mAh
7 hours
Price €229 with the tablet

Alcatel plans to start sales of its Alcatel 3T 10 sometime later this year. The tablet itself will start at €179, whereas the tablet bundled with the Audio Station will be available at €229. Obviously, such a price is a bit high for a media player, but since it can also act like a tablet, it may appeal at least to some people.

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Source: Alcatel

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  • shabby - Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - link

    How many days does it take to charge wirelessly?
  • piroroadkill - Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - link

    It's actually really efficient, I take it you've never used one. It's not hard to line up, either. Horizontal or portrait. It's the only way I ever charge it. It's always on the stand...
  • CiccioB - Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - link

    Equipped with a 10-inch IPS display featuring a 1280x800

    A 16:9 low res display again. Stopped reading at that.
    Next one, please.
  • Death666Angel - Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - link

  • yeeeeman - Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - link

    This is a 100$ phone is a 200$ tablet chassis.
  • blu42 - Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - link

    This is not an entry-level tablet. You can get a perfectly usable 2-in-1 chromebook for $230.
  • Haawser - Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - link

    I'd spend an extra £20 (£199) and get a Lenovo Tab4 10 Plus. It has a 1920x1200 screen, Snapdragon SOC, and better battery life.

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