Lenovo's low-cost Tab M7 gets a third-generation refresh
The Lenovo Tab M7 has just received a third-generation refresh alongside the better-specced Lenovo Tab M8. The upgrades are far less apparent this time around and involve a slightly more powerful SoC and a marginally larger battery. Nonetheless, it is still a decent offering for those on a strict budget.
Lenovo has configured the Wi-Fi-only and LTE variants of the Tab M7 with different SoCs. The former runs a MediaTek MT8166, while the latter replaces that with a MediaTek MT8766. Both are entry-level quad-core chipsets tailor-made for tablets. Memory and storage values are restricted to 2GB and 32GB, respectively. The tablet runs Android 11 Go Edition out of the box due to the limited RAM and weak SoC. Thankfully, one can add up to 128GB of extra storage via a micro SD card.
Moving on to the display, the Lenovo Tab M8 gets a 7-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 1,024 x 600 pixels. Both the front and rear cameras use a 2MP sensor, which should be enough for video calling and basic photography. Unfortunately, one has to charge the tablet's 3,750mAh battery via a micro USB port. Wireless connectivity options include 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 GPS and FM Radio. The Lenovo Tab M7 will be available for purchase in July 2021 for US$110.