Annual tech event IFA 2020 has finished, and one strange trend has emerged – only one single smartphone was unveiled, and it’s a cheap Samsung Galaxy A phone. IFA doesn’t always have loads of phones, but a measly single device is still a shocking turnout – or it would be, if another gadget hadn’t taken phones’ place.
It seems 2020 is the year of the cheap Android tablet, as five different slates were announced – that’s not a huge number, but given it’s a narrow market segment dominated by Amazon with its Fire devices, normally few companies bring out cheap Android tablets.
The new tablets launched at IFA are the TCL 10 Tab Max and TCL 10 Tab Mid, the Honor Tab 6 and Honor Tab X6, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7. That’s a high tablet-to-smartphone ratio compared to most years when tablets are rare.
So what are these