The move to 64-bit Android mobile devices is going strong, with Lenovo one of the latest companies to join the trend by means of a new tablet—the Lenovo Tab S8.
The Lenovo Tab S8 is the company’s first Android tablet to come equipped with an Intel processor. Their Android slates are usually powered by MediaTek or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon, while they use Intel chips on their Windows devices. This “first” of what could be more Intel-powered Android tablets by Lenovo is decent enough considering these specs: a quad-core Atom processor, optional LTE connectivity, dual front Dolby speakers, and a higher-than-Full-HD, 10-point multi-touch display with slim bezels and One Glass Solution technology.
Lenovo Tab S8 Specs
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- 8-inch IPS LCD (1200×1920 WUXGA), ~283ppi
- 1.86Ghz quad-core Intel Atom Z3745 processor
- Intel HD Graphics
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- 8-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
- 1.6-megapixel fixed-focus front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- 4G LTE (optional)
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Dimensions: 209.8 x 123.8 x 7.9mm
- Weight: 299g
- Li-Ion 4290mAh battery
Besides sporting Burst Performance Technology for perfect balance between performance and battery efficiency, the Atom cores also make the Lenovo Tab S8 capable of 64-bit computing (the benefits of which will be further realized by the upcoming Android L).
Other specs of the Lenovo Tab S8 include an 8-megapixel autofocus main camera with F/2.2 wide-aperture lens, a 1.6-megapixel front shooter, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi 802.11n, and Bluetooth 4.0. Android 4.4 KitKat comes preinstalled. The embedded Li-Ion battery has a 4290mAh capacity, which delivers a usage time of up to 7 hours and standby time of up to 400 hours.
The Lenovo Tab S8 is slated for a September release, with prices starting at $199. Depending on the market, available color options are ebony, blue, white, and canary yellow.