Following in the footsteps of Dell and Asus, Lenovo is also joining the 64-bit Android tablet race with its brand new Tab S8. The device is powered by an Intel Bay Trail processor and it’ll be marketed as an affordable slate featuring optional 4G LTE connectivity.
We’ve seen a number of tablets already from Lenovo based on the Atom SOC, but all of them run on Microsoft Windows. This is the first time the Chinese OEM has used an Intel processor for an Android slate. The Lenovo Tab S8 was leaked towards the end of last month along with the ThinkPad Helix 2 convertible.
The details provided back then suggested the possibility of the device arriving in two models, one with an HD display and the other with full HD visuals. Well, there’s only one version that we know of officially and it features an 8-inch 1920 x 1200 pixel LCD panel. The Intel chipset delivering the steam here is the quad core 1.33GHz Atom Z3745 that has a burst frequency clocking a speed of 1.86GHz.
The Tab S8 tablet is an attractive slab as it flaunts a slim design of 7.9mm with a metallic finish. It also comes in multiple shades of ebony, blue, yellow and white. The device can deliver up to 7 hours of battery life or around 400 hours of standby.
Lenovo Tab S8 key specifications:
– OS: Android 4.4 KitKat
– Display: 8-inch 1920 x 1200 pixel IPS panel
– Processor: 1.33GHz quad core Intel Atom SOC
– RAM: 2GB
– Storage: 16GB internal
– Camera: 1.6MP front, 8MP rear
– Weight: 299 grams
– Battery: 4290mAh
Lenovo notes that the Tab S8 tablet will go on sale this month itself through retailers and via its online store for $199 and above.