After already having launched in the UK, the turn has finally come for Lenovo to launch their latest 8-inch tablet Lenovo Tab M8 (4th gen) in USA and Canada. It’s released from Lenovo for $109:
At that price it’s very close to the 8.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite when that’s on sale.
Lenovo Tab M8 (4th gen) is a little smaller of course, being exactly 8 inches.
Specifications starts with the 8-inch screen with a HD resolution display at 1280 x 800, and 350 nits brightness.
The processor is a quad-core MediaTek ‘Helio A22’ MT8166B processor at 2.0 GHz, and this particular model that’s launching in North America has 2GB LPDDR4x RAM, and 32GB eMMC 5.1 storage.
For quick memory expansion it supports microSD memory cards up to 128GB in FAT32, or up to 1TB in exFAT.
Other important specs includes a 5100 mAh battery capacity with a 16 hour battery life rating and 10W charging, stereo speakers, a microphone, a 2MP front camera, a 5MP rear camera, Wi-Fi 5, BT 5.0, in addition to the tablet sensors GPS, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and a vibrator.
It has a USB C 2.0 port in one end and a 3.5mm audio combo jack in the other, for those who want to connect either some headphones, larger speakers, or a headset with professional studio quality mic.
Tab M8 (4th gen) ships with Android 12 now in April, but Lenovo has the Android 13 update for it in the works, and this update will start rolling out OTA at the end of the summer, in Q3 this year.
Since this is a pretty small tablet by today’s standards, it only weighs 320 grams, while the thickness is 8.95mm.
The two official accessories for the Lenovo Tab M8 (4th gen) are called Lenovo Bumper Case for Tab M8 (4th Gen) seen here in green, which effectively turns it into a kids tablet.
The other accessory is the Lenovo Folio Case for Tab M8 (4th Gen) which adds the typical folio cover combination of being both a tablet stand and a protective cover with automatic wake/sleep functions when the cover is opened/closed.
– Jim Miller