Lenovo has announced the Lenovo Tab P12, their new second largest Android tablet (after the Lenovo Tab Extreme) which features a 12.7-inch screen. Lenovo will launch this tablet in the first markets next month, starting from $549.
So what is it? Well, the Lenovo Tab P12 is a mixed bag. The meaning of it is to be a relatively large tablet with pretty good specs, and a few power options.
This is the first tablet to feature the new octa-core 2.6 GHz MediaTek Dimensity 7050 processor with ARM Mali-G68 GPU, and it then has three model options. Either 8GB LPDDR4x RAM and 256GB UFS 2.2 storage, 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, or 4GB RAM and 128GB storage.
It’s launched with Android 13 onboard and two years of Android updates, so it will get both Android 14 and Android 15.
The 12.7-inch LCD screen has a resolution of 2944 x 1840 with a 60 Hz refresh rate and 400 nits brightness.
It also has quad 1W JBL speakers, dual mics, a 13MP ultra-wide camera, and a 8MP rear camera with LED.
The P12 has a 8.79 hour battery life, coming from the 10,200 mAh battery. I was expecting the battery life to be a little bit longer, but it seems the CPU and screen is less efficient than I had believed.
For wireless connectivity, the options are the Wi-Fi 6, or BT 5.1.
It’s well equipped with tablet sensors though, including GPS + GLONASS + Galileo, accelerometer, G-sensor, RGB, gyroscope, e-compass, hall sensor, and a fingerprint reader on the power button.
The ports are a USB C 2.0 port and a microSD card slot for memory cards up to 1TB in capacity.
And it doesn’t weigh too much, at 615 grams, and it’s pretty thin too with a thickness of 6.9mm.
When it comes to other exterior details, it has color options of Storm Grey or Oat.
Accessories includes the Lenovo Tab Pen Plus with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity and the pogo pin connected keyboard with a case for the tablet that gives it a rear kickstand too.
This tablet is the TB370 tablet model that we leaked earlier this year, and it also forms the basis of a tablet that’s launching in China with the model name Lenovo Xiaoxin Pad Pro 12.7 instead.
– Tom Bowen