Lenovo has upgraded its two budget Android tablets called the Tab M7 and Tab M8. The devices haven’t seen an update in a while, and while today’s upgrades aren’t anything too special, it’s at least enough to justify Lenovo’s “2nd Gen” moniker for both models.
First up, the Tab M7. This model boasts a 7-inch LCD screen with a 1024×600 resolution. Under the hood, you’ll find a cheap 1.3GHz MediaTek MT8321 processor, one or two gigabytes of RAM, up to 32GB of storage, a 3,500mAh battery, a microSD card slot, a nano-SIM slot, and a microUSB port for charging. There’s also a pair of 2MP cameras on the front and back, but honestly, you shouldn’t care about them because they’re gonna be garbage.
Then there’s the higher-end Tab M8. Despite costing more, you don’t necessarily get a ton more features. There’s a larger 8-inch screen with a 1280×800 resolution, a 2.0GHz MediaTek A22 Tab processor, two or three gigabytes of RAM, up to 32GB of storage, a 5,000mAh battery, Bluetooth 5.0, a microSD card slot, a nano-SIM slot, and an identical microUSB port. On this model, there’s a rear 5MP camera and a front-facing 2MP sensor, but again, they’re terrible.
Both models come with all-aluminum bodies which could be a nice perk if you’re used to standard plastic tablets. They also both come with Android 9 Pie onboard.
The Tab M7 will cost $89.99, while the Tab M8 will start at $109.99 and go up to $159.99 if you want the Full HD model. All three models will launch in October.