A new 4:3 fully laminated thin tablet is coming from Teclast. This M89 looks a lot like the Mi Pad series or iPad mini as it has the same screen. 2048 x 1536 with 326 PPI even in 2018 this is a good panel. It’s got 3GB of RAM and a 32GB eMMC plus a MicroSD slot. The chipset is the six core MTK1876 as seen in the Master T10 from Teclast. It’s a decent SoC better than the Helio X20 I think, at least the GPU is the GX6250. While the Helio X20 on paper and CPU benchmarks score better, in real-world use the Six core MTK chipset fairs better at gaming for example.
There is wireless AC, BT 4.0, GPS and micro HDMI out which is great to see. A lot of MFG’s are dropping HDMI on their tablets. The battery is 4840mAh a little on the small side for a 7.9″ tablet. It has a Type-C port and 3.5mm headphone jack.
It runs Android 7.0 which isn’t exactly new, shame it’s not Android 8.0. But at least it will feature split screen running of apps that was introduced in Android 7.0. It will be selling for a reasonable $169 according to the Banggood listing, but the first 10 customers will be able to grab one for just $84.99 when the listing goes live at 3 pm (GMT+8) on the 26th of June.
What do you think? It looks okay, certainly for the price. I’ll order one when I can so it will be featured on the site when I get my hands on it.
Below is the Tecalst M89 press info.