Verizon launches Ellipsis 8 HD tablet with Snapdragon 617 CPU, Marshmallow
The Big Red has just made the Ellipsis 8 HD, a mid-range Android tablet, official. The slate is available for purchase starting today in Midnight Blue and Arctic Grey colors for $249.99 or for $10.41 per month for 24 months on device payment.
The Ellipsis 8 HD leaked earlier today, but we didn't know when exactly Verizon will make it available for purchase. Well, it looks like Verizon customers didn't have to wait too long, as the slate has already been listed on the carrier's website.
In case you're wondering what the Ellipsis 8 HD has to offer for the price you pay, here are a few highlights as per Verizon's announcement.
First of all, the Ellipsis 8 HD will ship with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow onboard. An Android 7.0 Nougat update would be great, but it hasn't been confirmed yet.
Instead, we know the tablet is powered by a decent octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, coupled with 3GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card).
The HD version of the older Ellipsis 8 sports an 8-inch display that supports full HD (1080p) resolution. There's also an 8-megapixel camera on the back with f/2.0 lens, while in the front the tablet features a 5-megapixel selfie camera.
Verizon's tablet accommodates a pretty generous 5,100 mAh battery under the hood, which can't be removed though, but should offer up to 14.5 hours usage time or up to 14 days of standby time. It's also XLTE ready.