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8.8-Inch Lenovo Legion Y700 Gen 2 Unveiled With Snapdragon 8+ Gen

Lenovo unveiled the new Lenovo Legion Y700 Gen 2 tablet today, the successor to the hot 8-inch gaming tablet Lenovo Legion Y700 that launched in February last year.

The predecessor was never officially launched outside of China, although we could buy it unofficially with a global ROM eventually, but then without OTA support.

But hopefully the 2nd generation model will launch in more markets. Cause this one is even faster. And it runs Android 13, though with ZUI 15 on top of that.

Lenovo Legion Y700 2023 edition
Lenovo Legion Y700 2023 edition

Lenovo Legion Y700 (2023) will be released in China on August 10th, from 2499 Yuan.

The new model is now powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Mobile (8475P) processor. Configuration options are between 12GB LPDDR5 RAM/256GB UFS 3.1 storage, or 16GB RAM/512GBGB storage. So that's a new standard for an 8-inch Android tablet.

Speaking of standards, this is also one of the most exciting 8-inch tablets since the good old days of Samsung's 8-inch top model tablets whether it was the 8-inch Tab S2, or the legendary Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4 back in 2014.

So on that note, the 8.8-inch Legion Y700 has a 2560 x 1600 resolution display with a 144 Hz refresh rate and 500 nits brightness.

Given the size of the tablet it also has a decent battery at 6550 mAh, with 45W charging support that charges 95% in 45 minutes, and has a 12.8 hour battery life.

It then has an 8MP front camera as well as face recognition, dual 13MP and 2MP rear cameras with LED flash, Dolby Atmos stereo speakers, Wi-Fi 6, BT 5.1, and as a gaming tablet it even has two USB C 3.1 Gen 2 port with HDMI support

Lenovo Legion Y700 2nd gen model
Lenovo Legion Y700 2nd gen model

With specs such as these, it has a tiny bit of weight to it, but not much since it still only weighs 350 grams. The thickness is also a nice 7.6mm. Which actually makes this new 2023 model thinner and lighter than the predecessor.

So this is the closest we get to an iPad mini, while still having Android. All we can do now is to hope that Lenovo will launch this high performing 8-inch tablet globally.

– Jim Miller