Lenovo debuts Tab 4 Series tablets at Mobile World Congress
- Author: Arturo Norris Feb 27, 2017,
Feb 27, 2017, 19:51
The new Lenovo Tab 4 family targets mainstream users, offering 8- and 10-inch models as well as "Plus" versions with extra media features. That being said, let's get started, shall we. The Lenovo 4 8 Plus, just like the regular Tab 4 8, features two speakers with Dolby Atmos, and unlike the Tab 4 8, it comes with a fingerprint scanner as well.
Last, there's the Tab 4 10 Plus. They also have the same configurations of 3GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage or 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. They're back at it with the Tab 4 series, but the company is taking a different tack this year, doubling down on home use.
The Lenovo Tab 4 8 packs a 720p display, Snapdragon 425 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (up to 32GB depending on model), microUSB for charging, a 4,850 mAh battery, and Android Nougat.
In terms of port and button placement, they resemble their more premium siblings. They offer HD displays and quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. The Tab 4 8 model runs Android 7.0 Nougat and packs 4,850 mAh battery. Software may not be final yet, so we'll reserve judgment until release.
Finally, Lenovo presented the Yoga 720 and 520 convertible laptops, available in 13-, 14- and 15-inch models. Compared with their plus siblings, the screens aren't as crisp or bright, and tend to wash out more easily when viewed from the side. This tablet also offers a set of dual speakers, Dolby Atmos audio is a part of the package as well, and you do get a 3.5mm headphone jack here as well. The rear camera has an 8 MP sensor plus autofocus, while the front camera has a 5 MP sensor, while the display is improved to 1920 x 1200.
The Tab 4 Series tablets will be available globally in May, however exact pricing and availability could vary by market. The Kid's Pack features a shock-resistant bumper, as well as a blue light filter for the display, and some 3M stickers to help shield the slate from scratches.
All the four tablets will come with an optional kid's pack which features a dedicated kids' zone featuring built-in kids content, safety tools, and advanced parental controls. Not only that, a curated child-friendly content is available through the Kid's Account option.
The adults aren't left out either.
As you an see from the pictures, there are special accessories that come with the new tablets, including a unique type of bumper/case ($14.99 or $24.99) that any parent will appreciate, and a keyboard case accessory ($49) that fits well with that Productivity Tab mode. Here, the Tab 4 can take advantage of a revamped UI which gives you a taskbar, instant app switching, multi-window support, and optimization for use with a keyboard. The tablets will go on sale worldwide starting May 2017. Check back for more details and our full reviews.