I’ve discovered that Lenovo has a new unannounced Android 9 tablet in the pipeline and that this tablet is ready to launch, though we may still have to sit on the fence for a little while before this Lenovo tablet actually hits the market.
(UPDATE: Lenovo Tab M10 now launched.)
The new tablet is a Android 9.0 Pie version with HD display, called Lenovo Tab M10 HD, which is then added to the Lenovo Tab M10 line where we already have the Full HD Lenovo Tab M10 that was launched in January with the smart dock speaker included.
But there are more differences between the two M10 models than just the display. The Full HD Lenovo Tab M10 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor whereas the Lenovo Tab M10 HD is powered a 2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 processor with 2GB/3GB RAM, and 16GB/32GB storage with microSD card support up to 256GB.
The 10.1-inch screen has a display resolution of 1280 x 800, with 300 nits brightness. Despite being a budget tablet, the upcoming Lenovo Tab M10 HD still features face recognition for secure login, as well as normal 2MP front and 5MP rear cameras.
The stereo speakers are front facing with Dolby Audio, while the battery size is 4850 mAh just like the Full HD version, giving it an 8 hour battery life with this processor.
With this chipset we also get dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, optional 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, and a micro-USB port, a 3.5mm audio combo jack, and pogo pins for hooking it up to the optional keyboard cover.
Lenovo Tab M10 HD color options are black or white, and it weighs 480 grams and has a thickness of 8.45mm.
The Full HD model was launched for $199 with the smart dock included, so at least the new Lenovo Tab M10 HD should launch for even less. Lenovo’s top model in the 10-inch Android tablet category is currently the Lenovo Tab P10.
– Tom Bowen