It hasn’t been long since Lenovo came out with the second-gen Smart Tab M10 FHD Plus, but it went ahead and launched a slightly different variant of the device. Called the Lenovo Tab M10 FHD Plus (2nd Generation), the tablet shares most of its specifications with its ‘Smart’ sibling with the only one difference: It doesn’t come bundled with the Smart Charging Station. Though, you still get the option to buy it separately to use the Google Assistant features if Lenovo chooses to make it available in all regions.
Here is everything that you need to know about the Lenovo Tab M10 FHD Plus (2nd Generation), including its detailed specifications, pricing and availability details, and some worthy alternatives that you can go for instead.
- 10.3-inch FHD display
- Octa-core MediaTek processor
- Android Pie
- Up to 4GB RAM & 128GB storage
- 5000mah battery
- Two cameras
- Optional 4G
- USB-C and headphone jack
Lenovo Tab M10 FHD Plus (2nd Gen): The Basics
Looking similar to a host of other Lenovo tablets, this M10 FHD Plus has a metal back that feels premium and extends to the sides. Over at the front, you’ll find a 10.3-inch IPS LCD taking up most of the space with relatively thin side bezels. The Chinese company has included a pair of Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers on either side of the device for stereo effect, besides a 3.5mm audio jack to connect wired headphones. There is a pair of pogo-pin connectors that are to be used for connecting accessories.
On the inside, the tablet comes loaded with an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22T Tab clocked at up to 2.3Ghz. This is not a particularly high-end chip but gets the job done pretty well. It is paired with up to 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, based on the model you pick. It comes preloaded with a clean version of Android 9 Pie, which has some added features from Lenovo, including a kids mode. It also supports a charging station, like its sibling sold in many parts of the world, but you’ll have to buy it separately for this model.
It is powered by a 5000mAh battery pack that is said to last for up to 7 hours when browsing the web. The relatively lightweight Tab M10 FHD Plus includes a pair of cameras — an 8MP cam on the back and a 5MP one on the front. It charges using a USB Type-C port and has other ports and slots. The slate can also take a nano-SIM card, which means you can latch onto a 4G LTE network when outdoors, and you get Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as usual.
|Tablet||Lenovo Tab M10 FHD Plus (2nd Gen)|
|Operating system||Android 9 Pie|
|Display||10.3-inch 16:10 IPS LCD (1920 x 1200) 330 nits|
|Processor||Octa-core 2.3GHz MediaTek Helio P22T|
|Storage||Up to 128GB|
|Expandable||Memory card slot|
|RAM||Up to 4GB|
|Main camera||8 Megapixels|
|Front camera||5 Megapixels|
|Connectivity||Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G LTE|
|Ports||USB Type-C, headphone jack, 2-pin pogo-pin connector|
|Battery||5000mAh battery, up to 7 hours|
|Security||Optical face unlock|
|Dimensions||244 x 153 x 8.2 mm|
Availability & Pricing
Lenovo has already listed the device on its official German website but without sharing when we can expect it to go on sale. Now that the tablet listing is up, it shouldn’t take long to go on sale in Germany and elsewhere. According to the information we have, the 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant costs €229 in Europe, which is about $250 when directly converted. The version of this tablet that comes bundled with a charging dock costs around $200 in the US, so this variant should naturally cost much lower there.
Lenovo Tab M10 FHD Plus (2nd Gen) Alternatives
There are a bunch of tablets costing in the range of $200, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (review) from last year, which offers excellent value as it now costs much less than its original price. Aside from that, you can also look at Amazon’s Fire HD 10 (review) that the company refreshed last year to give it a much-need hardware upgrade. It continues to be a great device for consuming media, though it doesn’t have an LTE-enabled variant.
For a little more money, you can also get the more powerful and capable iPad 7 (review), which usually goes on sale for $249. Lenovo offers a Yoga Smart tablet (review), which, as its name suggests, is a modular machine that has a kickstand, and you can even hang it on a hook. Samsung recently came out with its budget Galaxy Tab A 8.4, which looks to be a notable upgrade from its predecessor, at least on paper. Finally, if you like this Lenovo Tab M10 tablet and want to use it as a smart screen alternatively, you can go for its identical twin that gets an in-package dock, given it’s available in your region.
- High-end metal body
- Good 10.3-inch screen
- Lots of RAM
- Almost pure Android 9
- Solid performance
- No Netflix HD support
- Bad speakers
- Updates uncertain
- Blurry cameras
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