Our leak today is of the unannounced but soon to launch Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab, the first new Lenovo Yoga Tab in two years after the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro. Here’s the first look at the images along with the confirmed specs.
The Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab is a 10.1-inch Android 9.0 tablet with mid-range specs that will suffice for a casual home tablet, and that’s also a Lenovo Smart Tab with Google Assistant integrated. So with Google Assistant we naturally get 3 mics on this tablet as well.
Lenovo has gone back to using a Qualcomm processor on their Yoga tablets once again, this time a octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor. There are model options of 3GB of RAM with 32GB storage, or 4GB of RAM with 64GB storage, including a cellular 4G LTE option. MicroSD card expansion is supported up to 256GB.
The 10.1-inch screen of the Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab features a Full HD resolution display at 1920 x 1200, with 320 nits brightness and a 70% color gamut.
A few of the previous Lenovo Yoga Tablets have featured some of the most powerful tablet speakers, and this time around the speaker system have been changed so that the speakers now face out from each side of the kickstand cylinder, where we find 2 watt stereo speakers by JBL with Dolby Atmos.
The Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab battery life is 10 hours from the 7000 mAh battery. As for connectivity, it’s equipped with dual-band 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 4.2, a 3.5mm audio combo jack, and a USB C port, albeit USB 2.0.
Cameras are a 5MP wide angle front camera, and a 8MP rear camera. The sensors on this tablet range from g-sensor, ambient sensor, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, and gyro, to vibrator, and A-GPS on the 4G model. It also supports facial recognition / facial unlocking.
The kickstand cylinder with the speakers measure 24mm in thickness, but on the top of the tablet the Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab has a more typical tablet thickness of 8.5mm. The weight is 580 grams.
And of course, the the main point of any Yoga Tablet is that it can be set up at many different angles on any surface or hung up on a wall, nail, or anything you like due to the integrated kickstand that also doubles as something to grab the tablet firmly with if you need to hold it in one hand while using it.
Lenovo intends to launch the Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab in September for $299.
– Tom Bowen