Lenovo’s Tab S8 boasts 64-bit Intel CPU; pricing $199
Lenovo is the leading computer manufacturer in the world and tablet market is not at all a strange world for the company. And today ahead of IFA 2014, the company has introduced a whole new tablet dubbed Lenovo Tab S8 with 64-bit architecture inside, and maybe the company could update the device with Google’s latest Android L.
The tablet is Lenovo’s first Android device to flaunt Intel’s SoC and comes with Burst Performance Technology that will reduce power consumption as it only provides processing power on demand.
The tablet is powered by 64-bit quad-core Atom Z3745 and rocks a 8” display with a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels. Unfortunately not impressive when it comes to pixel density 283ppi but certainly a bit ahead than Samsung’s 8-inch Galaxy Tab 4 with 189ppi, but Apple’s iPad mini 2 stands top with 324ppi density.
In terms of other specifications, the Lenovo Tab S8 is built with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, optional LTE connectivity powered by Intel’s homebrewed XMMTM 7160 cellular modem. In the camera department, the slate features an 8MP rear shooter with a f/2.2 sensor and a decent 1.6MP front-facing camera for selfies and video call.
Powering the whole pack is a battery which the company claims to last up to 7 hours on a single charge. And the tablet will be coming with Android 4.4.4 KitKat, but as I said the company may not want this powerful device to run KitKat that can’t actually utilize the power inside the device, so an update to Android L version is inevitable.
When it comes to pricing, the Lenovo Tab S8 is modest with $199 before taxes and subsidies and will certainly be able to face the tight competition in the market.