Powerful new 8-inch Lenovo tablet outed with full specs and images galore

Powerful new 8-inch Lenovo tablet outed with full specs and images galore
Back in February, Lenovo rolled out the Tab3 trio of tablets. The Tab3 7, Tab3 8 and Tab3 10 Business are all named in alignment with their display sizes while the latter includes a slightly stronger MediaTek chip and general feature set for enterprise users. Now, a new Tab3 8 Plus has been spotted in the wild with much better specs than its would-be predecessor, including a new Qualcomm-made chipset. 

The current Lenovo Tab3 8 is not exactly much to shout about on the specs front. It gets an 8-inch 720p display, a 1.0GHz quad-core MediaTek SoC with a solitary gigabyte of RAM, 16 GB of on-board storage and a 5-megapixel main camera. Its rather bare-bones internal hardware is reflected in the price, however, with the Wi-Fi model starting at $99. 

This shiny new version lives up to its 'Plus' moniker throughout, with crisp, premium redesign to go with the drastically improved underbelly. According to a leak by WinFuture, the dual-SIM Lenovo Tab3 8 Plus (TB-8703X) includes an a better-than-full-HD display (1200 x 1920) and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 625 with 3 GB of RAM. There's said to be a choice of 16, 32 or 64 GB of expandable storage, with 5 and 8-megapixel cameras set to adorn the front and back respectively. 

Connectivity-wise, there's 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth 4.0 while the purported 4250 mAh battery -- coupled with an SoC known to be power efficient -- could see the Tab3 8 Plus offer a great battery life. 

Despite an impressive collection of internals, the device is expected to be relatively lightweight at 330 grams, and could be rather svelte at a mere 7.97 millimeters thick. 

Of course, where the Tab3 8 entered the market at $149 for the LTE model, this new variant will surely cost more. It's unclear whether the Tab3 7 or Tab3 10 will also be given the Plus treatment, but we'll hopefully find out soon enough with an official announcement. 

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5 Comments

1. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

How is that powerful? That SoC is A53 @ 2GHz, it's the opposite of powerful.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7204; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Clearly a quad core 32 bit mediatek processor clocked at 1 GHz (28nm), compared to a octa core 64 bit Snapdragon 625 clocked at 2 GHz (14nm) is a huge difference. Not to mention the SD 506 Adreno GPU is almost 4 times more powerful than the MediaTek GPU.

2. tangbunna

Posts: 474; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

that is damn "powerful" for your 5yearold kids to spoil their eyes sight. lenovo said

4. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Yea the processor is garbage. I really want a 820 7 inch Android tablet, but no Oem seems interested in high end tablets anymore.

5. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

Hybrid or dedicated microSD card slot for the dual SIM?

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