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Alcatel POP 10 tablet unveiled, supports 4G and turns into a laptop

We’ve seen some smartphones and a smartwatch from Alcatel already at this year’s CES, but that’s not all the Chinese manufacturer has to show off. There’s also the OneTouch POP 10 tablet.

As the name would suggest, this tablet has a 10-inch IPS display and Alcatel is talking up the fact that it’s incredibly slim and light. It has a svelte 7.9mm profile, and weighs in at just 400g. There’s a soft-touch coating on the back and it is slim, but the camera lens protrudes slightly.

It runs the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop with a lightweight Alcatel skin over the top. It boasts a quad-core processor, eight gigabytes of storage, a five megapixel main camera, and a two megapixel front-facing camera.

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This tablet supports the latest 4G LTE connectivity and it can handle voice calls. The design enables it to double up as a laptop with an ergonomic keyboard that it clips into. There’s also a docking station. The accessories don’t end there because Alcatel offers OneTouch Link to sync your smartphone and tablet, and OneTouch Connect, which is apparently a Bluetooth-enabled phone for answering calls and reading emails.

Alcatel hasn’t released full specs or pricing, but it’s a budget brand so we expect the POP 10 to be very affordable.

The tablet is part of the POP family which includes the Alcatel POP 2 smartphones, announced back in September last year, but just released last month. They’re available in a range of colors and screen sizes (5-inch, 4.5-inch, and 4-inch) and they offer 4G LTE to the mass market at low prices. They all have 1.2GHz quad-core processors, but the 5-inch variety has an 8MP camera and Android Lollipop, whereas the other two run Android 4.4 and sport 5-megapixel cameras.

We’ll bring you more details just as soon as we get them.