Update #2 AllDoCube X Benchmarks – On Indiegogo For $219

Update #2 AllDoCube X Benchmarks – On Indiegogo For $219

Update #2: Alldocube has posted the Antutu and Geekbench scores of the MediaTek MT8176 hexa-core CPU with PowerVR GX6250 GPU. This SoC might have similar scores to the Helio X20 and X23. But its GPU performance is much better.  The Antutu score posted is 103865 and Geekbench 1636  in single core and 3941 multi-core. This promising looking tablet has the same SAMOLED screen as the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 and costs just $219 on Indiegogo.

Update: The Indiegogo campaign is now live here, it’s only $219 USD, but limited units at this price. This has the same exact screen as the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 that costs 3 times the amount. So it should look pretty impressive this screen it uses.

AllDoCubes latest MediaTek 8176 tablet the X with its 2560 x 1600, 10.5″ Samsung Super AMOLED panel has a price for early adopters on Indiegog. It’s will be first on sale for those that sign up for $219 USD, then the normal retail price will be $269. The crowdfunding campaign is here and it starts on the 8th of August. The AllDoCube is a promising looking Android 8.1 tablet with that fully laminated screen and the following key specs:

  • MediaTek MTK8176 six-core SoC with PowerVR GX6250 GPU
  • 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC
  • AKM Hi-Fi DAC for improved audio
  • MicroSD slot
  • Widevine level 3 – So no Netflix in HD or better
  • No HDMI Out or via Type-C
  • Fingerprint reader
  • 6,9mm thin
  • Type-C port, charging, data and HDMI out
  • 8000mAh battery + Pump Express 2.0 12v 1.5A quick charging
  • 8MP front and rear cameras
  • Unibody metal build
  • Wireless AC, BT 4.2

Alldocube X Indiegogo campaign page.

So on paper, it looks promising only missing GPS and I’m pleased they didn’t go with a Helio X20 ten core SoC. A Snapdragon 636 or 660 would have been better of course. But for $219 it’s looking like it could be one of the best tablets around for the price. And this screen is rumored to be the one the Galaxy Tab S4 might ship with when released. Below are some photos of the tablet.

 

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20 Comments

  1. FYI. At the time of posting there were 115 remaining at the $219 price. The production team state that $219 investors will also receive a free custom made case plus a glass screen protector.

  2. Got mine on order. For $219 they are also throwing in what looks like a decent quality case. No avoiding that a lack of Widevine Level 1 support is an omission that will cost some potential sales but at this low price compromises must be made. The team has decided that getting it to market asap is the better call over a delay of 3-4 months plus extra development costs. I do not need a tablet for doing work or heavy gaming and the sacrifices made so far are worth it to get my hands on Samsung’s 10.5″ super amoled screen. The cheapest Samsung Tab S4 with stylus (but no keyboard) is £499 (approx $650) in the UK – crazy money. If things work out for the Alldocube X then who knows, there might be a more fully featured tablet produced that addresses some of the omissions and the decidedly average cpu. But in the meantime, i’m looking forward to receiving my X.

    • Yes for the price it’s definitely worth it getting that screen for only $219. The exact same top end panel as the Galaxy Tab S4 as you know.

    • My quoted £499 price for the Samsung Tab S4 is a grey import. Price for UK stock with a UK warranty is £599 ($778)

      • Yes, it’s a similar price here in Spain. A few asked why aren’t I reviewing the premium brand name products anymore? Like my Surface pro 4 reviews etc a few years back. Simple, too bloody expensive! The Tab S4 looks great, awesome screen but like all Apple and Samsung products just way overpriced!

  3. Hi Chris, just following some comments on the campaign, it seems like while the tablet is promising, it seemed to be rather disappointing now.
    – They have confirmed that there will be no Widevine L1 support, meaning platforms using the DRM, like netflix, Amazon Video, HBO will be limited to 480p only, and OTA update will not be able to fix that
    – They also confirmed on some replies to user that the type C is not capable of video out, so you are only limited to wireless video output
    – no HDCP 2.2 support as well, so even if you manage to screen mirror to a 4k TV, you will not see 4k content at all due to the lacking of such protocol.

    To some it might not be a big deal, but to a lot of people this could be very disappointing. Perhaps you could also update your post to reflect some of these details in as well.

    • Thank you, I’ve updated this info in the post. I half expected Widevine level 3. Hardly any Chinese MFGs have level 1. Lack of HDMI or via type-c is disappointing, not fond of this trend to drop it. I like all my tech to have HDMI or display out support.

  4. No LTE or even 3G? No LTE, me no buy. Having to crowdfund new tablets means ADCube cannot self-fund, which Chuwi and Teclast can, not to mention the CN2. Sorry to be a pessimist, but if ADCube’s past is predictive, this will be surpassed by Chuwi and Teclast by the time it ships.

  5. Ugh, I’m waiting for tablets with stylus. The wait is real. Do you have a recommendation (or future recommendation), @chris?

  6. Another plus for this tablet is that xda developers are partnering with the company to start a development program in the near future once the device launches. Also, this device will have project Treble.

    https://www.xda-developers.com/alldocube-x-10-5-inch-android-8-1-oreo/

    • So with some luck, the kernel sources will be released. Which means that this tablet could be the thing to get. I still think I’ll wait a bit until we are sure about that. An unlocked bootloader is nice, but without kernel sources… Well, hopefully XDA can get AllDoCube to release them. It would probably be a first for a Chinese tablet with MediaTek SoC.

  7. Seems great, even have a pretty good GPU. The only problem would be that it’s a MediaTek chip, which means that even if the tablet is great and even if AllDoCube make an update or five, the GPL will be broken and no kernel sources will be released. So most likely, it will be stuck at the original Android 8.1 forever and no chance of custom ROMs or LineageOS et cetera.
    However, for just over $200, beggars can’t be choosers 😉

    • Yes, I imagine like all of these tablets it will remain on 8.1 forever. But then like you say for the price… I’m also happy to see that they haven’t gone with the Helio X20 again. When I first saw this screen was a SAMOLED 2560 x 1600 panel. I thought use Snapdragon or the MTK8176, not the Helio X20! I hope someone other than just Lenovo and Xiaomi also uses Snapdragon chips with this screen.

    • It may not be the case anymore. If it has enough popularity, the community may use Project Treble to Android 9 and newer to it.
      https://www.xda-developers.com/obscure-mediatek-phone-kernel-source-android-oreo-project-treble/

  8. Looks appetizing, indeed 😉
    Maybe a good replacement for my Mom’s old Chuwi Hi10 Pro 😀 (and I’m serious)

    • Definitely, a tablet to take on the Teclast Master T10 and it should be better. I’m looking forward to reserving one for $219.

      • Same here: will be a perfect gift for her birthday (eventually, if it’s out before the end of October 🙁 )

        • Yes, no word on the release date normally it’s a few months 🙁

      • Would be nice to see your opinion on that “hifi DAC” too. Very few devices pay much attention to sound quality. Got a good pair of headphones @chris?

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