French brand Alcatel has been taken over by Chinese tech company TCL, and they haven’t given up on the smartphone market just yet. At IFA 2016 in Berlin, they unveiled 2 tablets and a 6-inch phablet under the Alcatel POP brand, making yet another foray into the midrange market.


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First up is the Alcatel POP 4 XL 4G phablet, with a 6-inch FullHD (1080p) IPS LCD display powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core processor. No information yet on how much RAM and internal storage comes with this variant, but it will come with a fingerprint sensor, Cat.6 4G LTE connectivity, a 13MP/5MP camera combo, and a large-ish 3,500mAh battery.

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Then the Alcatel POP 4 line also has tablet variants in 10-inch and 7-inch screen sizes. The 10-inch variant will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 midrange octa-core processor, with front-facing Waves MaxxAudio technology, and perfect for hybrid usage with a keyboard dock. The 7-inch variant will be powered by a quad-core 64-bit MediaTek MT8735 processor.

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Pricing is also unknown at the moment, but you can be sure these will land right in the middle of the midrange categories in the tablet market, or somewhere thereabouts. The devices will start becoming available mid-October, according to Alcatel.