Lenovo unveils two new Smart Tabs with Google Assistant and a 7-inch Smart Display

Lenovo unveils two new Smart Tabs with Google Assistant and a 7-inch Smart Display
Focused on conventional Android tablets for far too long, Lenovo diversified its product portfolio with a Smart Tab duo at the beginning of the year. Alexa integration was basically what made the P10 and M10 "smart", helping the 10-inchers seamlessly transform into so-called smart displays for additional functionality around the house. Clearly, the hybrid products were deemed successful, prompting an expansion of the Smart Tab family with two new models powered by Google's eponymous virtual assistant.

While the Smart Tab M8 is essentially a straightforward, shrunk down variant of the M10 with Google Assistant integration, the Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab is a far more intriguing product, borrowing its design language and versatility from the popular Yoga laptop line. Although it doesn't come with a detachable or flippable keyboard, the 10-incher stands out from the Smart Tab pack courtesy of a built-in "signature multi-modal" kickstand.


That's just a fancy way of saying you can use the Yoga Smart Tab in four modes, standing, sitting, reclining, or lying down while watching a movie on the Full HD display, listening to your favorite tunes on dual JBL Hi-Fi speakers, or playing a game powered by a respectable octa-core Snapdragon 439 processor. Made entirely from premium metal, the Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab also supports Google Assistant's Ambient Mode, which means it can answer your questions and take various voice commands after you press a release button on the kickstand to activate this nifty feature.


Priced at €299 for a European rollout later this month, the Yoga Smart Tab will be joined to market in October by a €149 Lenovo Smart Tab M8 that comes with a slightly humbler MediaTek A22 SoC, dual stereo speakers of its own, a lower-quality HD screen, and a Smart Charging Station automatically enabling hands-free Google Assistant capabilities.

Last but not least, Lenovo is adding a third member to its Smart Display family too, with a price tag of €129 on the old continent and a 7-inch SD touchscreen. The aptly named Lenovo Smart Display 7 joins existing 8 and 10-inch models, pretty much going directly after the 7-inch Google Nest Hub (aka Google Home Hub) with a revised design sporting thinner bezels, as well as front-facing left and right speakers for stereo separation.


There are no words on US availability and pricing yet, but if the Lenovo Smart Display 7, Smart Tab M8, and Yoga Smart Tab are headed that way, we're expecting regional MSRPs of around $129, $149, and $299 respectively. 

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1 Comment

1. Pssst3

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 06, 2019

The faked screen in the first photo of the Yoga Smart Tab makes it look like a much better smart display than the Smart Display 7. All thy;d need to do is move the camera to the screen side and flip the brand name over (or put it on the back). It''s the right size and ready to hang n a wall or cabinet door - where a smart display BELONGS.

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