TCL showcases 10.8-inch 240 Hz display for gaming tablets
Most new gaming monitors have shifted to 120 / 144 Hz panels, and the more expensive ones even provide 240 Hz refresh rates. You might spot a few premium laptops with 240 Hz displays out there, but those come with impressive price tags, nonetheless. Now, when it comes to smartphones and tablets, the more premium devices tend to offer 90 Hz displays, with very few touching on 120 Hz, although the higher refresh rates on mobile devices do not really make sense, unless the screen size is big enough. An 11 inch tablet would clearly benefit from a high refresh rate, and, for such models, TCL is ready to launch 240 Hz screens in 2020.
Mostly known for its affordable large-sized TV screens, TCL has been recently expanding into smaller form-factors suitable for smartphones and tablets. The new 240 Hz tablet display provides a 2,560 x 1,600 resolution with 280 ppi and maximum light output of 500 nits, making it HDR-ready. The Chinese maker claims it is specifically designed for gaming tablets, as it has a GTG response time of 2 ms. This is quite impressive, even though the gaming tablet market is not really that big at the moment. There is one small problem: the showcased display also includes a punch-hole selfie cam that is quite distracting, especially when this display is aimed at gamers.
It is still unclear if the punch-hole camera is optional. Tablet OEMs really like to offer slim bezel models, and the punch-hole camera makes sense in this case. However, TCL should offer the option for a pristine display if it really wants to appeal to hardcore gamers.