TCL’s Alcatel tablets are somewhat fitting alternatives to Amazon Fire tablet which costs less than $100. They provide a decent tablet experience at pretty affordable prices. In addition, they are free from the usual bloatware that comes pre-installed on the Amazon Fire tablets. And now, here comes another one called Alcatel Joy TAB 2.
The Alcatel Joy Tab 2 is a medium-size tablet that features an 8-inch IPS HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The display is protected by a layer of Asahi Glass.
Under the hood, the Alcatel tablet crams a generous 4,080 mAh battery that the company claims can deliver up to 9 hours of video playback time and the standby time in 4G mode can even go up to 25 days.
The Joy Tab 2 is powered by a 2GHz quad-core MediaTek processor paired with a 3GB RAM while there is a 32GB expandable storage. The tablet even packs a camera apiece at the front and the rear aspect. A 5-megapixel sensor sits at both the front and the rear aspects. Furthermore, the device runs Android 10 OS out of the box and has a single micro-SIM slot for calls.
Alcatel Joy TAB 2 Specifications
CPU: MediaTek MT8766B 2.0GHz quad core
GPU: IMG PowerVR GE8300
Display: 8 inch WXGA 1280 x 800 16:10, IPS, Asahi Glass
Storage: 32GB (microSD compatible up to 256GB)
Main camera: 5 MP camera
Front camera: 5 MP Camera
OS: Android 10
Design: 209.4 x 125.2 x 8.7 mm
Battery: 4080mAh (5V2A)
Colors: Metallic Black
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac
USB: USB Type-C
Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes:
- 2G bands: GSM 850/900/1800 / 1900MHz
- 3G bands: HSDPA 2/4/5
- 4G bands: LTE: 2/4 / 5/7/12 (MFBI) / 13/17/66/71/25/26/41
Price and Availability
TCL has launched the Alcatel Joy Tab 2 in the US on Metro by T-Mobile. The carrier has the tablet for an affordable offer despite getting 4G LTE connectivity. Originally, the Joy Joy Tab 2 carries a retail price of $120 but Metro is launching it with a 50% off promotion bringing down the price of the tablet to $60.