Lenovo went tablet crazy at Mobile World Congress 2021 and announced five new Android models, the most interesting of which is the huge Yoga Tab 13, which, as the name implies, has a huge 13-inch screen. It’s joined by a slightly smaller 11-inch version, as well as the Tab M7 and Tab M8 and Tab P11 Plus. Let’s take a closer look at them.
Yoga Tab 13 and Yoga Tab 11.
Lenovo is taking aim at Apple‘s iPad Pro with its new Yoga Tab 13 and Yoga Tab 11 models, but while their screen sizes are the same as Apple’s best tablets, Lenovo’s models have some interesting design features that set them apart. The Yoga Tab 13 has an unusual Alcantara-coated back panel, and both models continue Lenovo’s elaborate stainless steel footrest design. It’s built into a barrel that runs down one side of the tablet, and can be used to hold the tablet in landscape orientation or even to hang it from a hook on the wall.
The case itself makes holding the tablet comfortable and helps reduce the thickness of the rest of the case, despite having a 10,000mAh battery and four Dolby Atmos speakers with JBL tuning. The Yoga Tab 13 features a 13-inch LTPS screen with 2160 x 1350 pixel resolution and 60Hz refresh rate, and Dolby Vision support. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor and 8GB of RAM, as well as 128GB or 256GB of storage.
The Yoga Tab 11’s screen is smaller and has a 2000 x 1200 pixel resolution, retaining a 60 Hz refresh rate and Dolby Vision, and the Qualcomm chip has been replaced by the MediaTek Hello G90T. Both devices run Android 11, and there are 8GB/256GB or 4GB/128GB models to choose from. The Tab 11 is slightly lighter than the 830-gram Yoga Tab 13 at 655 grams.
It’s also much cheaper. The Yoga Tab 11 has a starting price of €349, which translates to $416, while the Yoga Tab 13 will cost €799, or about $953. The larger model will be released in June and the 11-inch model in July.
Lenovo Tab M7 and Tab M8.
It’s the price that will draw you to the Tab M7, which will cost just €119, or about $140, when it comes out in June. For that, you’ll get a metal body and a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, a MediaTek MT8166 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a pair of 2-megapixel cameras.
The Tab M8 does not yet have a confirmed price, but it is stated that the model will not be sold in the U.S. It has an 8-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, a MediaTek Helio P22T processor, a 5-MP camera on the back and a 2-MP camera for video calling on the front. The Tab M8 will also be sold with 4G LTE connectivity.
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
The Tab P11 Plus, designed more for work than entertainment, will be available with an optional keyboard and fabric kickstand case, and has a special “Productivity” mode for Android to make getting work done easier. It also works with Lenovo’s Precision Pen 2 stylus. Like the Yoga Tab 11, it has a MediaTek Helio G90T processor, 4GB or 6GB of RAM, and 64GB or 128GB of storage.
The 11-inch IPS LCD screen has a resolution of 2,000 x 1,200 pixels and a refresh rate of 60 Hz. It also has a dual microphone and four speakers, as well as a 7,500 mAh battery. The all-metal body has a two-tone color scheme on the back, just like Lenovo’s IdeaPad Duet Chromebook tablets. Lenovo says the Tab P11 Plus will be released in July and will cost €299, or about $356.
Lenovo has not yet announced pricing or availability of the new tablets in the U.S., but we will update when it is announced.