Because not everyone needs an expensive powerhouse of a tablet from a brand like Apple or Samsung, Verizon creates its own devices with simplicity and affordability being at the core.
Verizon’s next tablet, as Evan Blass revealed yesterday, is the Ellipsis 8 HD which is available nationwide starting today. There’s a difference with this tablet, though, as it’s not as watered-down as its predecessors.
Since Verizon is targeting customers who want an approachable device, the Ellipsis 8 HD comes with two years of free and instant access to the carrier’s Tech Coach service. What’s Tech Coach? It’s a platform that allows people to communicate by message or voice chat with a real U.S.-based representative whenever help is needed. The representatives, who Verizon refers to as “Tech Coaches,” will provide tips and tricks on everything there is to do on the Ellipsis 8 HD.
- 8-inch Full HD (1920×1200) display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
- 3GB of RAM
- 16GB of internal storage (w/ microSD card slot)
- 8MP / 5MP cameras
- 5100mAh battery
- Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
As you can see, it’s not a low-end tablet in any way. The Ellipsis 8 HD actually falls into the upper part of the mid-range segment. Maybe the only thing to be concerned with is software as it’s not likely for Android 7.0 Nougat to be ushered in at any point in the future.
The Verizon Ellipsis 8 HD in Midnight Blue and Arctic Grey is live on Verizon’s site right now, but you can also walk into retail stores and pick up one in-person. Verizon’s price on the tablet is $10.41 per month (for twenty-four months), $99 on a two-year contract, or $249 without any commitment necessary. Regardless of the payment option, you’ll have to add a one-time $20 activation fee to the total.