This week is probably the busiest week of the year for Android fans, as IFA will be started from today and many companies like Samsung, ASUS, and Sony tend to announce their latest innovations in a form of smartphones, tablets and smartwatches during the conference in Berlin.
While most of the buzz is about Galaxy Note 4, Samsung’s new VR Headset and Sony Xperia Z3, Lenovo has quietly announced a mid-range tablet with an affordable price, called Lenovo Tab S8.
As the name suggests, the new Lenovo’s Android tablet features an 8-inch display with Full HD resolutions. To be more precise, a full 1920x1200 16:10 IPS panel.
Tab S8 is the first Lenovo’s tablet to use an Intel Atom processor, which we’ve already seen on the company’s Windows 8.1 tablets like the great Thinkpad 8, but you need to wait for the Android L release to get the most of this 64-bit processor.
Lenovo Tab S8 General Specifications:
- 209.8 x 123.8 x 7.9 mm, 299g
- 8-inch, 1920 x 1200 pixels
- Intel Atom Quad-core processor Z3745
- 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory (No microSD slot)
- 8MP / 1.6MP Main and F ront cameras
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- 4290mAh Li-ion Battery
- Colors: Black, white, blue, and yellow
There is nothing much to say about the design except the fact that slim bezels along with the 7.9mm thickness make holding the tablet easier and gives the device a stylish look.
Lenovo has promised an LTE-Enabled variant of the Tab S8 to be available in the future, but for now the current version with 16GB of internal memory (which disappointingly cannot be expanded due to lack of microSD slot) is priced at only $199 and will be available later this month.
If we assume the Tab S8 is going to get the Android L update, then this $199 tablet with mid-range specs and a 64-bit Intel processor seems to be a fair choice and worth to consider.