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Lenovo Legion Y700: 8.8-inch gaming tablet display specs will delight users looking for an Android alternative to the iPad Mini

The Lenovo Legion Y700 offers competitive display specifications for its class. (Image source: Lenovo - edited)
The Lenovo Legion Y700 offers competitive display specifications for its class. (Image source: Lenovo - edited)
First official details of the upcoming Lenovo Legion Y700 gaming tablet have been shared on Chinese social media. The 8.8-inch tablet could be an ideal Android alternative to the iPad Mini in a form factor that makes it easy to wield during intense gaming sessions. The Legion Y700 tablet may sport a Snapdragon 8 series SoC.

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.

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The Lenovo Legion Y700. (Image source: Lenovo)
The Lenovo Legion Y700. (Image source: Lenovo)

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Lenovo (Weibo - in Chinese) via SparrowsNews

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Daniel R Deakin - Managing Editor News - 2702 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.
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Daniel R Deakin, 2021-12-23 (Update: 2021-12-23)