Noticedanything missing fromLenovo’s fairly rich IFA 2016product portfolio? No? Then you must not be familiar with the company’s budget-friendly non-Yoga Android slate lineup.
This is in dire need of a couple of upgrades, despite the modest Tab 3 (or Tab3) having seen daylight last spring in 7, 8 and 10.1-inch sizes. Well, here’s the full scoop on the aptly named Lenovo Tab3 8 Plus.
First of all, don’t expect a built-in kickstand, very premium metal construction, or textured, leather-like finish a la the Windows 10 Yoga Tab 3 Plus. The upcoming Marshmallow-based 8-incher looks a little more conventional and, let’s be honest, cheap, though at least it’s relatively lightweight and slim (330 grams and 8mm or so respectively).
It’s also super-high-res for what we reckon it might cost, sporting Full HD+ 1,920 x 1,200 pixels. Under the hood, you’ll find a respectable octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor, coupled with a generous 3GB RAM. A tiny-sounding 4,250mAh battery apparently promises 10-hour “normal use” autonomy, which seems hard to believe, while internal storage ranges from 16 to 64GB, expandable via microSD.
Connectivity options should include 4G LTE in addition to your standard Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0, and given the Yoga Tab 3 Plus fetches $300 and up, it’s possible this lower-end Lenovo Tab3 8 Plus model will start at around $200. Not bad, right?