“Motorola makes a comeback in the tablet segment with the Moto Tab”
Back in 2011, Motorola unveiled the the Moto Xoom tablet, which was the first to run the tablet-optimised Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system, which meant it offered a true blue tablet experience to users. Following this, the brand launched another incremental update to the Xoom, called the Xoom 2, after which it’s been pretty much non-existent in the tablet space. However, the brand is now making a comeback with the Moto Tab, which is exclusive to AT&T in US.
Coming to the spec sheet, the Moto Tab is in line with its mid-range pricing. The device ships with a 10.1-inch display, which features an IPS panel and full HD resolution. The performance of the device is handled by a Snapdragon 625 SoC. The processor is paired with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The onboard storage can be expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card. There is a front camera on the tablet for selfies and video calling. Speaking of the front, it features a fingerprint scanner integrated with the home button, and dual front-firing speakers with Dolby Atmos support. On the software front, the handset comes with Android 7.1 Nougat in its stock avatar. The brand has also included a special TV Mode on the tablet, which gives users access to movies, TV shows, and other content.
Apart from this, Motorola will also be offering two optional accessories for the Moto Tab – a Home Assistant Pack and Productivity Pack. While the former features a stand with dual mics and a 3W speaker with support for Alexa, the latter includes a Bluetooth ThinkPad keyboard with a touchpad and folio case. In the US, the tablet has been priced at $299.99 (~Rs 19,500), and will go on sale in the country starting November 17th. There is no word regarding if and when the device will roll out globally.