Lenovo Legion Y700 gaming tablet stuns in real-world photos as speculation mounts over price, specs, and possible Y900 model
The 8.8-inch Lenovo Legion Y700 gaming tablet has starred in a short series of real-world images that show off the slate from the rear side and the display side. The Legion Y700 looks stunning in the photos (see below) with the tablet’s brushed metal rear side lending it a premium appearance that should appeal to buyers who care about a device’s aesthetics. Two of the images focus on the back, with a USB Type-C port visible on the bottom edge and hardware buttons to be seen on the side. The camera module can also be clearly seen, with one site opining it may feature either a dual or triple-camera system.
There is also a look at the display of the Lenovo Legion Y700, which is surrounded by three narrow bezels at the top and sides while there is a substantial “chin” at the bottom. The selfie camera is embedded into the top edge of the tablet at the front. Lenovo has already revealed the key specs for the display of the Legion Y700, with the 8.8-inch gaming slate sporting a 2560x1600 resolution and a not-too-shabby 120 Hz refresh rate. There has already been suggestion that a Snapdragon 888 might be in charge of processing duties, but there are also whispers of a Snapdragon 870 actually being at the heart of the upcoming gaming tablet. In addition, ITHome even speculates that a Legion Y900 model might be offered with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor running the show.
Some sketchy specs and price estimates for the Lenovo Legion Y700 tablet have also started springing up, with prices ranging from the optimistic to the eye-watering. One site expects a hopeful price of around ₹29,990 for the Legion Y700 in India, which is roughly US$400, while other sources have gone much higher, with US$800-900 mentioned by one and 6,120 yuan (about US$961) stated by another. For comparison, an Apple iPad Mini 6 with 256 GB storage costs from US$599 (Wi-Fi only model) and you can pick up an 11-inch iPad Pro from US$749. Depending on the RAM/storage configuration and SoC of the Legion Y700 you would expect the base version of the 8.8-inch tablet to be closer to the iPad Mini 6 in price to be competitive.
As for the rest of the rumored specs for the Android gaming tablet, there is a split opinion in regard to the panel being either LCD or AMOLED, with some e-commerce sites plumping for the latter while users on Weibo have suggested it will be an LCD panel for the Legion Y700. Choices from 6 GB or 8 GB RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB storage seem reasonable, and predicted battery capacities have gone from 7,100 mAh up to 9,000 mAh. Of course, nothing is set in stone until the OEM itself reveals the official details, so for the moment it might be just best for fans of 8-inch Android tablets to bask in the real-world visual glory of the upcoming Lenovo Legion Y700.