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HTC A101 presented as a mid-range Android tablet with a 10-inch display and a metal body

The HTC A101 comes in Moon Silver and Space Gray colour options. (Image source: HTC)
The HTC A101 comes in Moon Silver and Space Gray colour options. (Image source: HTC)
HTC has unveiled a new tablet that directly competes with Apple's budget iPad. With a 10-inch IPS display, expandable storage and a metal chassis, the HTC A101 has the basis of a decent, if cheaper, Android tablet. There are a few drawbacks though, not least the tablet's thick display bezels.

The HTC A101 has arrived in Russia, where it costs about as much as the Apple iPad (9th Gen). While the tablet's looks also suggest that it is an iPad competitor, HTC's choice of chipset leaves a lot to be desired. Specifically, the HTC A101 relies on the Unisoc Tiger T618, a 12 nm SoC with two ARM Cortex-A75 CPU cores running at 2.0 GHz, plus six power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores. Additionally, Unisoc includes a Mali-G52 MP2 GPU that can reach 850 MHz on its two pipelines.

Unfortunately for HTC, the Unisoc Tiger T618 is one of the slower SoCs that it could have chosen. For example, the Apple A13 Bionic offers double the multi-core performance of the Unisoc Tiger T618, plus approximately four times the single-core performance. Regardless, HTC equips the tablet with 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage and a 10-inch IPS panel that outputs at 1,920 x 1,200 pixels with a 16:10 aspect ratio. As HTC's marketing images show, the A101 also has relatively thick display bezels, even for a mid-range tablet.

Additionally, the HTC A101 has a metal body and pogo pins for a detachable keyboard case. Meanwhile, the tablet relies on a 7,000 mAh battery that supports 10 W charging via USB Type-C. Predictably, HTC includes budget cameras, with a 5 MP front-facing sensor, a 13 MP primary sensor and a secondary 2 MP rear-facing sensor. For reference, the tablet measures 241.5 x 160.3 x 8.4 mm, weighs 530 g and ships with Android 11. Currently, the HTC A101 retails for RUB 19,890 (~US$357); there is no word on a global release date yet.

(Image source: HTC)
(Image source: HTC)

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Alex Alderson, 2022-07- 5 (Update: 2022-07- 5)