Orbic launches in Australia with budget Android tablets

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Anula Wiwatowska
Nov 16, 2022
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Orbic, the fourth largest supplier to Verizon in the US, today launched in Australia with two budget Android tablets. The entry-level Orbic TAB8 4G retails at $149, and the more rugged TAB10R 4G launches at $429 on November 29, available on Telstra prepaid and from retail stores.

Both tablets are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 processor, and at launch will come with two years of security updates but no additional Android operating system updates after Android 13.

orbic tablets

Where the TAB8 4G is marketed as a consumption device, the TAB10R is a more content-creation and enterprise-focused tablet. Here are how the specs compare:

Orbic TAB8 4G
Orbic TAB10R 4G
Display8-inch HD10.1-inch HD
ProcessorSnapdragon 680Snapdragon 680
Camera setup13MP rear + 5MP selfie13MP rear + 8MP selfie
WiFiWiFi 5WiFi 5
Storage32GB internal - up to 1TB external64GB internal - up to 1TB external
Stylus supportNoYes - included

Internationally Orbic is known for a range of mobile devices including tablets, smartphones, Chromebooks, portable 4G and 5G modems, wearables, and headphones. While the TAB 8 and the TAB 10R are the first devices launched in Australia, Orbic EVP Global Strategy and Operations Danny Adamopoulos says we can expect to see more after and around CES next year (early January). 

Notably, the brand implements a range of green initiatives making it a viable choice for consumers looking to support more environmentally conscious organisations. As a manufacturer, Orbic puts an emphasis on sustainability focusing on minimising plastic waste, utilising renewable energy sources, and lowering its carbon footprint by using sea freight as its main delivery method. Currently, Orbic uses 80% reclaimed resources in its production, and is aiming for 99% by the end of 2023.

According to Adamopoulos, these sustainable practices do have an impact on the retail cost of products but asserts that there are customers willing to spend a bit more for sustainable products. With that in mind, the starting pricing on these tablets is aggressively reasonable.

Anula Wiwatowska
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Anula Wiwatowska
Anula is the Content and Social Media Editor within the Reviews.org extended universe, writing across Reviews.org/au and WhistleOut. Working in the tech space since 2020, she covers phone and internet plans, gadgets, smart devices, and the intersection of technology and lifestyle. After a year in the sector, Anula was shortlisted for Best New Journalist at the IT Journalism Awards in 2021. Apart from putting serious words on the internet, Anula strategises and creates social-first content, and researches by getting lost in TikTok for hours on end. If she isn’t in front of her computer, you’ll find Anula drawing somewhere cozy, pretending that she knows how to use power tools in the yard, or playing with her dog with a strong martini in one hand.

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