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Rumor | The Lenovo Tab M10 series is about to go 5G in 2021

An existing Tab M10. (Source: Amazon)
An existing Tab M10. (Source: Amazon)
A heretofore-unknown device called the Lenovo TB-X607Z has just appeared on Geekbench 4 with the Snapdragon 690 SoC and 4GB of RAM. According to a concurrent Google Play Console leak, it will be called the Tab M10 5G on launch. Therefore, this slate might be the first to bring next-gen connectivity to its line in 2021.

Lenovo's latest tablet is the premium Snapdragon 870-powered Xiaoxin Pad Pro 2021 (or, possibly, the Yoga Tab 13 should it be launched outside of China soon). However, it now seems the OEM's next upcoming device of the same category could belong to a different series that is typically much more affordable.

According to a new entry reportedly added to the Google Play Console database, it will be the world's first 5G Lenovo Tab M10. The leak indicates the tablet will be powered by the "Qualcomm SM6350", or Snapdragon 690 processor, and will have 6GB of RAM. Furthermore, it seems to be corroborated by another new tip courtesy of Geekbench 4.

This benchmark has apparently tested a device with the putative Tab M10 5G's model number (TB-X607Z) and seems to agree with the Play Console in that it has a platform with specs and identfiers matching those of the (quad-core, 1.71GHz) 690. Both alleged pieces of the tablet's existence also suggest it will launch with Android 11, with the Geekbench results also pointing to a 4GB RAM variant.

Either way, these specs would make the 5G slate quite a bit higher-end compared to the majority of Tabs M10 that have gone before it. Furthermore, the Play Console listing specifies an FHD+ resolution for its display, which might be surrounded by relatively thin borders.

Therefore, potential buyers might need to brace for a higher price than usual in their next mid-range Lenovo tablet. For context, the 4GB RAM FHD Plus variant is currently ~US$252 on Amazon.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-05- 7 (Update: 2021-05- 7)