Optimistic Lenovo Legion Y700 price tag suggested by leaker as upcoming iPad Mini 6 rival's full specs and first review images emerge
Early review images of the Lenovo Legion Y700 have started being shared on the Chinese social media platform Weibo as lucky users get to go hands-on with the upcoming 8.8-inch Android tablet. While many of the specifications for the Legion Y700 were already known, there were still some essential gaps that needed filling in regard to the memory and storage configurations. Fortunately, these details have also been shared.
It seems Lenovo has made sure the Legion Y700 will be able to take on any competition in its class, with many deeming the main rival to be Apple’s iPad Mini 6. The Android tablet comes with a decent Snapdragon 870 chipset that is supported by a considerable 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The 8.8-inch screen of the Lenovo Legion Y700 is a 2K QHD+ LCD that is capable of a 120 Hz refresh rate and 240 Hz touch-sampling rate.
One reviewer has shared a broad set of real-life images of the compact gaming tablet, describing it as “hardcore” and with an “esports style”. There is a claim that the Legion Y700 will have a better battery life than the iPad Mini 6, with the Android slate sporting a 6,550-mAh battery and supporting a 45 W charging speed. The operating system is provided by Lenovo’s ZUI 13 software and there are features such as PC mode and split screens available to the user.
The one thing that is still really missing is the official price tag. Although Lenovo hasn’t specifically stated a release date, it seems more than likely the Legion Y700 tablet will be launched at an event taking place on February 28. Noted leaker Digital Chat Station appears to be impressed by the device and has stated “I can do it within 2K”. At the moment, 2,000 yuan is equivalent to US$316/€278/£232, although obviously the retail price would be much higher for international markets.
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