Lenovo, one of the world’s largest tablet maker is back with two new Android slates. Called the Tab 7 and the Tab 7 Essential, the tablets fall in the lower end of the Android tablet market.
Lenovo Tab 7
Tab 7 is the slightly upper-end of the two, with a 7-inch display coming with a just-usable 720p panel on the front. It also houses a 5 MP camera above the display.
Under the hood, you get a quad-core MediaTek MT8161 CPU with 1 GB RAM and 16 GB storage. It’s not known whether the storage is expandable. This kind of hardware in 2017 is nothing short of disappointing, even for a $100 tablet.
It comes with Android 7.0 Nougat, one of its redeeming qualities.
At the back is a single 2 MP camera, which is most likely a placeholder to fill in for the lack of a camera. Dolby Atmos audio is also supported via a single speaker on the front.
Battery life for Tab 7 is said to be around 15 hours of mixed use.
The pricing for the tablet is set at $99, which makes up for a highly-disposable secondary tablet to complement your existing devices.
Lenovo Tab 7 Essential
Compared to the Tab 7, this tablet comes with a 7-inch IPS 1024 x 600 resolution display.
Under the hood, it comes with a MediaTek MT8167D processor (clocked at 1.3 GHz) with 1 GB RAM and 16 GB storage to keep it company.
Like the Tab 7, the Tab 7 Essential comes with Android 7.0 Nougat, customized out of the box, which likely won’t see the Oreo treatment.
Tab 7 Essential has a 2 MP front and back camera as well as a 20 hour battery life according to Lenovo. For connectivity, you get Wi-Fi and microUSB but likely little else worth mentioning.
Pricing is set at $79 for the Tab 7 Essential.