The Lenovo Tab P12 was released in USA today, which is Lenovo’s alternative to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ that was unveiled yesterday. Lenovo Tab P12 launches from Lenovo for $379: https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/lenovo-tab-series/lenovo-tab-p12/
That’s a very interesting price point for a 12.7-inch tablet that similar to Samsung’s FE tablets is sold with a stylus pen included. And they all have custom keyboards ready too for those who need that.
Lenovo Tab P12 was announced in late July and is a larger than average tablet at 12.7 inches with the focus on being primarily a tablet that can do a lot of work, run a lot of apps, and also be great for entertainment, while being less of a super high performer for those who want the ultimate gaming tablet.
So that makes the Lenovo Tab P12 an interesting tablet, and the price reflects that.
Best Buy lists the tablet with a 1080 processor, but what they really mean is the octa-core 2.6 GHz MediaTek Dimensity 7050 processor with a Mali-G68 GPU. Other hardware are 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM, and 256GB of uMCP (UFS 2.2) storage, in addition to microSD card support up to 1TB.
Lenovo has seriously stepped up its Android update policy and efforts the last two years, so not only does the Lenovo Tab P12 ship with Android 13, but is eligible for both Android 14 and Android 15 updates.
The 12.7-inch display has a 3K screen resolution of 2944 x 1849, with a 60 Hz refresh rate and brightness up to 400 nits, all protected by Gorilla Glass 3. This gives the screen as 16:10 aspect ration, a 1500:1 contrast ratio, and 96% DCI-P3 color gamut.
The digitizer pen for this tablet is the Lenovo Tab Pen Plus, which has 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity with both tilt detection and palm rejection. It charges wirelessly fro the tablet and is attachable magnetically to the back of the tablet where you see a tiny oval attachment point for it.
And with this being a Lenovo tablet, it has four 1W speakers by JBL with Dolby Atmos as well as dual-mic array.
The battery capacity is 10,200 mAh, but the battery life is rated to 8.79 hours, and it’s launched with a 20W charger.
Lenovo got the cameras correct too, with a 13MP front camera that supports 4K 30fps video recording with a 122° FoV (field of view)and face unlocking, and an 8MP rear camera with LED flash/light.
The Wi-Fi range should be great too as it has dual-band Wi-Fi 6, as well as Bluetooth 5.1.
Tablet sensors on the P12 range from accelerometer, to gyroscope, hall sensor, RGB sensor, and e-compass, while we also get navigation sensors such as GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo, as well as a fingerprint reader in the power button.
Ports on this tablet are the microSD card slot, the 3-point pogo pins for the keyboard, and a USB-C 2.0 port.
The optional keyboard for this tablet is called ‘Lenovo Keyboard Pack for Tab P12’ which has a trackpad on it.
This is a thin tablet, since the thickness is just 6.9mm, while the weight is 615 grams. Which is pretty decent for a tablet with this size and these specs.
So absolutely a worthy alternative to compare the 12.4-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ with.
– Tom Bowen