Lenovo’s Tab 4 Series debuts at MWC 2017, includes lots of choice and Nougat

Lenovo isn’t giving up on Android tablets anytime soon. A new bunch of hardware was just announced at MWC 2017 in Barcelona. It’s the Tab Series 4, a family of tablets that feature two mainstream devices and two premium media-focused devices. Lenovo wants to serve different consumers with tablets from the same family rather than heavily differentiating its offerings.

The regular models are focused on versatility, display quality, and sound. The Plus models, though, take things up a notch. While versatility is still important with them and everything else Lenovo makes, design and multimedia is valued more. But, to be honest, the regular models and the Plus models just appear to be separated by specifications in select areas.

Let’s see what Lenovo has here.

 

Tab 4 8; Tab 4 8 Kids Pack; Tab 4 8 Plus

Key specifications (Tab 4 8 / Tab 4 8 Plus):

  • 8-inch (12800×800) IPS LCD display / 8-inch Full HD (1920×1200) IPS LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 / Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • 2GB of RAM / 3GB or 4GB of RAM
  • 16GB or 32GB of internal storage / 16GB or 64GB of internal storage
  • 5MP rear camera / 8MP rear camera
  • 2MP front camera / 5MP front camera
  • 4850mAh battery
  • micro-USB port / USB-C port
  • Android 7.0 Nougat

Lenovo will sell the Tab 4 8 for $109. If you’re wanting a slightly better buy, just spend a bit more money on the Tab 4 8 Plus at $199.

Tab 4 10; Tab 4 10 Kids Pack; Tab 4 10 Plus

Key specifications (Tab 4 10 / Tab 4 10 Plus):

  • 10.1-inch (1280×800) IPS LCD display / 10.1-inch Full HD (1920×1200) IPS LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 / Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • 2GB of RAM / 3GB or 4GB of RAM
  • 16GB or 32GB of internal storage / 16GB or 64GB of internal storage
  • 5MP rear camera / 8MP rear camera
  • 2MP front camera / 5MP front camera
  • 7000mAh battery
  • micro-USB port / USB-C port
  • Android 7.0 Nougat

Despite being a premium device, the Tab 4 10 Plus isn’t too expensive. It’s $249 while the lesser Tab 4 10 is $149. Choosing which one to buy, like the Tab 4 8 and Tab 4 8 Plus, comes down to your needs and budget.

Two special packs will be sold by Lenovo, both of which increase of the value of the tablet. The Kids Pack includes two scratch-resistant stickers from 3M, an eye-protecting blue light filter, a shock-resistant bumper, and a Lenovo Kids account. The overall value, depending on the model chosen, is $19-$24. The Productivity Pack, meanwhile, includes a case with a built-in Bluetooth keyboard and an automatic switch to a productivity interface when the accessory is connected. Lenovo says the value is $49. So you’re actually getting more than four tablets to choose from.

The entire Tab 4 Series will be made available in May, but Lenovo hasn’t said which regions will get the devices. It looks like, at the very least, the United States will get every model in the family. Be on the lookout in a few months for a batch of new tablets from Lenovo.

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About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.