Alcatel Evo 8HD unveiled: sleek aluminum tablet

Alcatel Evo 8HD unveiled: sleek aluminum tablet
In addition to its new flagship, the Alcatel One Touch Idol X, and a bunch of new Android handsets, Alcatel has also unveiled a tablet - the 8-inch aluminum and sleek Alcatel Evo 8HD.

The Evo 8HD is by no means cream of the crop - it shoots for affordable and stylish instead. The aluminum body is merely 9mm thick, and the tablet features an HD display, a dual-core 1.6GHz chip and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

It has 1GB of RAM, and internal storage is only 4GB, but you can expand via microSD cards of up to 64 gigs. The Evo 8HD also sports a 3-megapixel rear camera, 2MP front camera, and a 4160mAh battery.

Alcatel touts the Evo 8HD to be a modular tablet, and in this case this means that you can swap its cellular modules and upgrade it to either 3G or 4G LTE radios. It’s offered with plenty of accessories like a ‘magic’ flip cover that informs you about incoming messages with an LED light. Then there’s a docking station, or a simpler magnetic flip cover.

Alcatel has not yet announced pricing and release date for the Evo 8HD, but our guess is for affordable device.



source: Alcatel

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OneTouch EVO 8HD
  • Display 8.0" 768 x 1024 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Rockchip RK3066, Dual-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4150 mAh

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13 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice sleek design. I liked it.

2. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

That bezel is HUGE!!!!

3. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Dual core???

4. gx3kgx3k

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

LOL at the comparison with the Galaxy Mega 6.3. Of course the 8 inch screen will be bigger, and they forgot to mention the bigger bezels.

6. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

And they even got the image mirrored - look at the capacitive buttons of the Galaxy Lolmega. Their darned graphic artists are lazy.

8. gx3kgx3k

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

They even put black bars at the bottom of the Mega and a Google search bar on top to make it look even smaller. The arrows on the mega doesn't even point at the actual corners of the screen unlike on the tablet they are selling.

12. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

yeah but this is also a giant phone to hence the comparison.

5. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Dat bezel.

7. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

MegaBezel

9. tomn1ce

Posts: 247; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

These bezels need their own zipcode O_O

10. pellegrini

Posts: 84; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

Forget the bezel guys. They brought a very cool innovation here IMO. I'm impressed with the idea of be able to swap the cellular module of a tablet. We all were waiting for the "customizable" hardware of the Moto X, and now that we finally are able to make some, you guys only complain about the bezel!

11. tomn1ce

Posts: 247; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

Sure with 4GB of internal storage how much of that will the user be able to use. I understand it has a sdcard slot but how many apps can you put on that 64GB sdcard that you would get for it when you can't store apps onto the sdcard. Why would I want to swap the cellular module? If I'll be able to swap out the cpu for a better one or swap out the ram module that would be nice but it's not possible. Oh by the way those bezels are still huge O_O

13. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

The design alone is very nice.

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