The state of Android tablet may not look all that rosy but Lenovo is bravely pushing forward. At IFA in Berlin, the company launched two new tablets. While the tablet belong to what you will say a not-so-happening category of products, Lenovo also launched a smart display with Google Assistant built-in it at the same launch event. The smart displays definitely belong to a buzzing category, with the sale of such devices on the rise. Lenovo’s smart display has a 7 inch screen. Hence its name Smart Display 7. The tablets are called Yoga Smart Tab and Smart Tab M8.
The Yoga Smart Tab has a 10.1-inch screen with FullHD resolution. Built using aluminium body, it comes with a special multi-functional stand that will allow users to “tilt, stand, hold or hang their tablets”. Lenovo adds, “That means you can stand, sit, recline or lie down while using the Yoga Smart Tab, and still get a full experience at virtually any angle.”
The Yoga Smart Tab is, according to Lenovo, a tablet aimed at people who want a lot of videos on their device. Along with the large 10.1-inch screen, there are JBL speakers that would likely ensure good audio experience for the Yoga Smart Tab users.
The other tablet is the Smart Tab M8, a device with 8-inch screen. The M8 is powered by a quad-core processor running at 2GHz. The tablet when paired with a smart charging device can be transformed “into an always-on smart home hub that’s a great fit for multi-generational families.”
It is safe to say that neither the Yoga tablet for the M8 is going to be an iPad killer.But with Android inside, they seem like fairly functional devices that will find their users and their use cases. The good bit is that both tablets are fairly affordable. While no details for the India price, availability or the launch of these two tablets have been announced, the global price of the Yoga tablet is Euros 299 whereas the price of the M8 is Euros 149.
The Smart Display 7 is the third in the series from Lenovo. The other two have bigger 10-inch and 8-inch screens. Lenovo says that there is a need for a smaller smart display and that is exactly what it is offering with the. Smart Display 7. “Compared with its predecessors, the Lenovo Smart Display 7 now sports thinner bezels as well as an ambient light sensor for better, more realistic photos. And in response to customer feedback, we’ve added front-facing left and right speakers for stereo separation, housed in a larger chamber to deliver more audio resonance. The Lenovo Smart Display 7 also features a TrueBlock Privacy Shutter and a physical mute button, for added privacy when you need it,” noted the company.
The global price of the Smart Display 7 is Euros 129 and it will be available from October.
Disclaimer: The reporter’s travel and stay for this event in Berlin has been arranged by Lenovo.