One of the few solid Android tablets we saw in 2016 was the Yoga Book from Lenovo and as we enter 2017, the company isn’t holding back. We already saw the debut of the Yoga A12 earlier this month, and now at MWC, the company is debuting four new tablets that are actually pretty compelling…
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All four of Lenovo’s new Tab 4 series tablets are pretty similar when it comes to design, and that’s to say they offer a relatively sleek black or white design with a “dual-glass” design which puts glass on the front and back of the device.
These tablets are split in two ways. First, is the size. The Tab 4 8 and Tab 4 8 Plus both offer 8-inch displays, where the Tab 4 10 and Tab 4 10 Plus both offer 10-inch displays. However, the standard and Plus variants different when it comes to specifications, so let’s take a look at those.
The Lenovo Tab 4 8 packs a 720p display, Snapdragon 425 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (up to 32GB depending on model), microUSB for charging, a 4,850 mAh battery, and Android Nougat. That all comes in at a price of $109, which actually seems like a pretty fantastic deal.
The Tab 4 8 Plus, on the other hand, offers a 1920×1200 display, Snapdragon 625 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage (4GB/64GB depending on model), USB-C for charging, a 4,850 mAh battery, and Android Nougat. There’s also a fingerprint sensor on the tablet, all for $199.
As for the 10-inch models, we’ll look at the standard first. Like the Tab 4 8, the Tab 4 10 brings a Snapdragon 425, 720p display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (up to 32GB depending on model), microUSB for charging, and Android Nougat. The larger model, though, includes a larger 7,000 mAh battery. This model comes in at $149.
Last, there’s the Tab 4 10 Plus. This model follows the lead of the Tab 4 8 Plus with a 1920×1200 display, Snapdragon 625 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage (4GB/64GB depending on model), USB-C for charging, and Android Nougat along with that larger 7,000 mAh battery. Lenovo prices this model at $249.
Further, Lenovo is offering two first-party accessories for the tablets. The first of which is a “kid-proof” case which offers screen protectors that protect against scratches and blue light, resistance against most drops, and comes in at just $19.99 for the 8-inch models and $24.99 for the 10-inch.
There’s also the “Productivity Pack” which brings a first-party keyboard to the 10-inch Tab 4 tablets. This not only adds tactile typing, but also a standing position and it doubles as a protective sleeve. Better yet, the tablet will switch to a “Productivity Interface” any time the keyboard is connected. The keyboard is priced at $49.99. All four tablets will go on sale this May.