Lenovo Unveils New Budget Tab M7 and M8 Tablets with Android Pie

Lenovo has upgraded its two budget Android tablets called the Tab M7 and Tab M8. The devices haven’t seen an update in a while, and while today’s upgrades aren’t anything too special, it’s at least enough to justify Lenovo’s “2nd Gen” moniker for both models.

First up, the Tab M7. This model boasts a 7-inch LCD screen with a 1024×600 resolution. Under the hood, you’ll find a cheap 1.3GHz MediaTek MT8321 processor, one or two gigabytes of RAM, up to 32GB of storage, a 3,500mAh battery, a microSD card slot, a nano-SIM slot, and a microUSB port for charging. There’s also a pair of 2MP cameras on the front and back, but honestly, you shouldn’t care about them because they’re gonna be garbage.

Then there’s the higher-end Tab M8. Despite costing more, you don’t necessarily get a ton more features. There’s a larger 8-inch screen with a 1280×800 resolution, a 2.0GHz MediaTek A22 Tab processor, two or three gigabytes of RAM, up to 32GB of storage, a 5,000mAh battery, Bluetooth 5.0, a microSD card slot, a nano-SIM slot, and an identical microUSB port. On this model, there’s a rear 5MP camera and a front-facing 2MP sensor, but again, they’re terrible.

Both models come with all-aluminum bodies which could be a nice perk if you’re used to standard plastic tablets. They also both come with Android 9 Pie onboard.

The Tab M7 will cost $89.99, while the Tab M8 will start at $109.99 and go up to $159.99 if you want the Full HD model. All three models will launch in October.