Verizon may have a new Ellipsis tablet in the works, if the latest leak from @evleaks ends up being accurate. Revealed on Twitter, the leak consists of a press-style image showing the front and rear view of a 10-inch Android tablet, which would be the largest member of Verizon’s own-brand slate range.
Sadly, there are no specifications to go with the images just yet, but the pictures reveal the device should have 4G LTE connectivity if it’s released. The tablet has both Verizon and Ellipsis branding, and the front view shows a familiar Android home page, complete with a Google Play icon.
Verizon launched the Ellipsis tablet range back at the end of 2013 with the Ellipsis 7, a $250 Android model with average specs for the day. This was replaced by the Ellipsis 8, which upped the screen size, with little change elsewhere. The unconnected, SIM-free price remained the same, and it’s still sold through the network today.
If you’re questioning why Verizon thinks we want another 10-inch tablet, particularly one covered in its own logos, the answer probably comes down to price. Check out the Verizon page, where the Ellipsis 8 can be purchased for just $50 with a two-year contract, way below any of the other devices on sale. Even if the 10-inch version costs twice that, it’d still be the most cost-effective large screen tablet the network sells. Average specs aside, this makes the 4G LTE Ellipsis models look like good value.
There’s no indication when Verizon will launch the Ellipsis 10 tablet, or even if it’s a model that’s destined for release at all — tablets don’t attract the same degree of interest as they once did, remember. When, or if, Verizon decides to make the 10-inch Ellipsis official, we’ll update you here.