Lenovo have released their entry level 8-inch Android tablet in the US this week with the Lenovo Tab E8, which is mostly a renamed Lenovo Tab 4 8, just with a swap from a Qualcomm to a MediaTek processor.
Lenovo’s 8-inch budget tablet will also be made available through Amazon.
What’s peculiar though is that Lenovo goes to all this trouble to launch this tablet with Android 7.0 Nougat in February 2019, with no word on the arrival of an OS update either.
The Lenovo Tab E8 is some sort of Amazon Fire HD 8 alternative, but at $125, not the same level of value.
Specifications for Lenovo Tab E8 (Lenovo TB-8304) are those of a 8-inch tablet with 1280 x 800 resolution and 320 nits brightness, powered by the 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT8163B processor, with 2GB DDR3 RAM, 16GB storage, and 128GB microSD card support.
Lenovo says the battery life is 10 hours long fro the 4850 mAh battery, while other specs includes 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, a mono front speaker albeit with Dolby Atmos, as well as a 2MP front camera and 5MP rear camera.
Final specs also counts a micro-USB 2.0 port, a 3.5mm audio combo jack, a weight of 320 grams, and a thickness of 8.9mm.
I can’t think of a reason to buy this tablet at this price. It would have been on thing to consider it at half the price, but in the sub-$200 range, there are much more interesting Android tablets to consider, like the Chuwi Hi9 Pro among others.
– Tom Bowen