Telstra have released a new affordable tablet made by Alcatel running Android Oreo Go Edition.
The 8 inch “Essential Tab” is a good starter tablet that will perform most basic functions like web, social media etc.
It’s described as being a great option for BYOD school programs where kids bring their own Tablet to school – but you should check with your child’s school on the specifications and requirements before assuming this will fit the bill.
At $129, it’s hard to ague with the value here. It’s got a 4G modem on board so a SIM card can be added for always on connectivity, and the near raw Google experience includes Google Lens AI technology.
The Essential Tab also features Family Mode, a “roped off” area dedicated to kids with popular games books and other activities.
|Display||8” IPS 800 x 1280 16M colour|
|Processor||MediaTek MT8765B QUADCORE 4 x 1.28GHz|
|Memory||16GB/ 1GB Exp up to 128GB|
|Talk Time||Up to 25 Hours (3G)|
|Standby Time||Up to 400 Hours|
|Operating System||Android GO|
|Additional Features||Kids Mode, Eye Care, Google Lens, Face unlock|
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