The new Lenovo Tab M7 (3rd Gen) is released in the US today, with a launch price of $109 directly from Lenovo: https://www.lenovo.com/us/Lenovo-Tab-M7-Gen-3
Running the lighter Android 11 Go, the Lenovo Tab M7 3rd gen. comes as a Wi-Fi model powered by the MediaTek MT8166 processor, and as a 4G model is some regions of the world and it’s then powered by the MediaTek MT8766 processor instead. Both feature a IMG GE8300 GPU, 2GB of LPDDR4x RAM, and 32GB of eMMC 5.1 storage. The memory card support goes up to 128GB.
The 7-inch screen is the same 1024 x 600 resolution display that we’ve become accustomed to on Lenovo’s smallest tablets, but they are surprisingly decent, and sports a 350 nits brightness level.
The 3rd gen. Tab M7 only has a mono speaker, and otherwise features Dolby Atmos, a 2MP front camera, a 2MP rear camera, single-band Wi-Fi 5, and Bluetooth 5.0.
Lenovo Tab M7 3rd gen. battery life is estimated to 10 hours from its 3750 mAh battery, while remaining specs includes a g-sensor, vibrator, GPS, a microSD card slot, a 3.5mm audio combo jack, and a traditional micro-USB 2.0 tablet port.
With specs such as these, it weighs just 237 grams, while being 8.3mm thick. It comes in just one color which is called Iron Grey, but does feature a metal case.
Lenovo has standardized kids cases for this tablet range too, so at some point in the future is should be possible to buy that too, seen here in green.
So at least we now have a new 7-inch tablet that can beat the Fire 7 in performance, as the Geekbench 4 benchmark scores for this tablet are up to 825 in single-core and up to 2468 in multi-core, which means a 35% – 40% performance score above the Fire 7.
– Tom Bowen