Lenovo launches two affordable Android tablets: Tab 7 and Tab 7 Essential

Lenovo already has a huge portfolio when it comes to Android tablets, so it's probably hard to keep track of everything the Chinese company launches almost on a monthly basis. In any case, if you're looking for a brand new Android tablet that's on the cheap side, Lenovo sure have the answer (quite a few as a matter fact).

The company's latest duo of Android tablets doesn't even go over the $100 price mark. Lenovo Tab 7 and Tab 7 Essential are now available for purchase for just $99.99 and $79.99, respectively.

Naturally, at these prices, you shouldn't expect too much power, but they're perfectly fine for children or first time Android users. Also, they both ship with Android 7.0 Nougat right out of the box.

The most expensive of the two, Lenovo Tab 7 sports a 7-inch display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution and two cameras (2-megapixel rear-facing camera and 5-megapixel selfie camera). The tablet is equipped with a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8161 processor, 1GB RAM and 16GB internal memory.

Moving on to the Lenovo Tab 7 Essential, the slate has a similar size display, but the resolution is lower at 1024 x 600 pixels. On the inside, the tablet packs a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8167D processor, 1GB RAM, and 16GB internal memory.

As far as the battery goes, both tablets should offer at least 15 hours of general usage per charge. They offer Wi-Fi support, but there's no GSM compatibility with either of them.

source: Lenovo via GSMArena

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Tab 7
  • Display 7.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 16GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
Tab 7 Essential
  • Display 7.0" 600 x 1024 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 16GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3450 mAh



1. aashis.sapkota

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Amazon Fire HD 8 is far better. Buy them this Black-Friday for $50s.

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The Fire HD 10 is a way better buy than the 8 or 7, A72 CPUs and a Powerful Power VR GPU and with the current black friday deals you can have it for $99 with special offers/$115 without, I'd choose without but since the ads are only shown on the lock screen I suppose that wouldn't be so bad.

3. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

1GB ram... in 2018? I don't care how low the price is, just throw the damn thing in the garbage right now! It's totally unusable with 1GB ram.

5. Zylam

Posts: 1824; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Fully agree, also mediatek. Yuck.

4. Zylam

Posts: 1824; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Really Lenovo? First you take like 6 months to release the Tab 4 family, (the 4 8 Plus isn't even available in Aus!) and you price them at 3 times the Tab 3 series. Now you go ahead and basically reiterate the Tab 3 series with the exact same specs, except with Android 7 on board. How about updating the Tab 3 series to Android 7 or even 8? Or maybe update the internals for the new 7 line, or drop the price even more? Man I've been waiting for the Tab 4 series for so long, and now that they are here, the price doesn't justify them anymore. Lenovo is stuffing up hard with tablets now.

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