While announcing the new 7-inch Lenovo Tab M7, Lenovo also announced the one inch larger Lenovo Tab M8 today, their newest 8-inch Android 9.0 Pie tablet. As this tablet is announced ahead of the IFA trade show in Berlin next week, only the October launch price of €139 for the HD version and €159 for the Full HD version is know at this point.
Lenovo actually says the full name is Lenovo Tab M8 (2nd gen), which would have made sense if there had been a first generation model. There never was. That model is actually called Lenovo Tab E8. But that’s just marketing details anyway.
There are both HD and Full HD iterations of the Lenovo Tab M8, but both are still in the entry level category, with MediaTek A22 processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage, or 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage, with 1280 x 800 and 1920x 1200 resolution options, 2MP and 5MP camera resolutions on the HD model, and 5MP and 13MP camera resolutions on the Full HD model.
It may have facial recognition, but Lenovo skimped on sound, as it only features a side speaker with Dolby Audio. The battery capacity is a decent 5000 mAh which should last for 12 hours, and it has both Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 5.0. And just like the 7-inch model, it’s blue light eye protective filter features have been certified by TÜV Rheinland.
As for the exterior it has taken some design ques from both Samsung and Huawei, while ports includes a micro-USB 2.0 port and a 3.5mm audio combo jack. The thickness is 8.15mm, and the thickness is 305 grams.
The main alternative to this 8-inch tablet is the new Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0, which is also a little bit more powerful.
– Tom Bowen