And our Galaxy Tab A8 already makes my hands feel small.
Android tablets were once an endangered species. As Google slowly pulled away support from them and Apple is starting to dominate, BOOM! The pandemic hit. Demands for tablet exponentially increased, and iPads are just too expensive for the casual buyer. From that moment on, Android tablets once again saw their rise and are potentially innovative and most importantly, Google once more, has supported them, starting with Android 12L.
Motorola’s parent company, Lenovo, is popular for making premium tablets at a modest cost. Now, it’s the subsidiary’s turn. And thus, enter the Moto Tab G62! It’s a budget tablet with a nearly bezel-less screen and a similar premium design at a low cost.
First unveiled in India, the Moto Tab G62 features a large 10.6in. 5:3 WXGA+ (2000x1200px) IPS LCD screen, similar to every budget tablet released. Inside is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chip. It is paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The latter can be expanded via a MicroSD card, up to 1TB.
The battery is pretty average, sporting a 7700mAh battery inside. This is average for a tablet this large, and with such a capacity, one requires faster charging, and the Moto Tab G62 offers 20W fast charging. Still better than nothing.
There are two cameras. One at the back and one at the front. You really don’t need cameras on a tablet anyway and a smartphone, even those at the same price tags, can do a lot better and they’re a lot more mobile. The rear camera has 8MP resolution. The selfie camera also has the same 8MP resolution, although the camera used here is actually an ultrawide camera with 118-degrees field of view.
It charges via USB-C. In terms of connectivity, it sports Dual-band Wi-FI support along with Bluetooth 5.2. There is also the optional LTE version. Motorola is also boasting about the tab’s quad speaker system that’s also certified by Dolby Atmos. The rear back is made of metal and also has some plastic components. It does not have any fingerprint unlocking system but it does support face unlock which is less secure.
It will launch in India first and it’s currently in its pre-order stage. It starts at INR 15,999 (~Php 11.2K) for the Wi-Fi version, and the LTE version starts at INR 17,999 (~Php 12.6K). Pre-order starts today and will end on 22nd August.
We don’t know yet if Lenovo or Motorola has plans to bring the tablet here in the Philippines.