Lenovo Legion Y700: 8.8-inch gaming tablet display specs will delight users looking for an Android alternative to the iPad Mini
Lenovo appears to be attempting to fill something of a gap in the market for smaller premium Android tablets. While many recent Android-based tablet releases, such as the decent Xiaomi Pad 5 (11-inch), have gone for large displays to try to rival the Apple iPad and iPad Pro devices, it seems fewer OEMs have been interested in tackling the market where the nifty 8.3-inch iPad Mini 6 resides. However, Lenovo is addressing that situation with its Legion Y700 gaming tablet, which will appeal to those who want a device that bridges the size gap between smartphones and large slates.
Details of the 8.8-inch Legion Y700 have started emerging via Weibo, with Lenovo offering up some of the key display specs and also providing an official look at the tablet in the form of a promo render. Starting with the screen specifications, the 8.8-inch display will offer gamers a 2560x1600 resolution and 100% DCI-P3 color-space coverage. Furious gaming moments will be aided by the 120 Hz screen refresh rate and the 240 Hz touch-sampling rate. Considering these specs, one would expect a high-end chip to be in charge of processing duties, possibly in the form of a Snapdragon 888.
As for looks, the Lenovo Legion Y700 is shaping up to be unsurprisingly sharp. The rear of the device in the marketing poster (see below) is metallic silver with a single camera lens joined by a flash in a tidy oval housing. While the bezels at the side (landscape view) look sufficiently substantial, no doubt to hold camera and audio equipment, the top and bottom bezels in this particular shot are narrow enough to make sure the maximum screen real estate is on offer for gameplay on the Legion Y700. Price and release date are yet to be confirmed, although the tablet may only be headed for the Chinese market.