TCL has announced an 8-inch hybrid tablet, named NXTPAPER, which the company calls an “artistic combination of screen and paper.” We’ve called it hybrid as it looks like a cross between a tablet and an e-reader. The company had teased about the technology with its IFA 2020 announcements. As an e-reader, it features a full-color display without backlighting to reduce power consumption for comfortable viewing and reading experience, especially in a dark room.
This device offers an 8.88-inch (1440 x 1080 pixels) screen that uses a reflective design to “reuse” natural light. So, there will be no flickering or blue light that can strain your eyes. As per its power-efficiency, the company claims that this device is 65 percent more power-efficient than a traditional tablet screen. Additionally, this device runs on the Android 10 OS and includes support for Google Assistant.
Coming to ts camera section, this tablet offers an 8MP rear-facing sensor and a 5MP front-facing camera setup. To provide you with a full day of usage, this TCL NXTPAPER is fueled up by a 5,500mAH battery. In terms of connectivity, it offers both Wi-Fi and 4G connectivity and a built-in 3.5mm headphone jack as well. Additionally, you will get a reading lamp accessory inside the box. Regarding the dimension, this device measures a thickness of 7.4mm and weighs around 316 grams.
As per its pricing and availability, the shipping of TCL NXTPAPER will start from April 2021 at a price tag of €349 and this product will first make its appearance in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia.