Nearly a year after bringing the kids-focused Tab M10 HD, Lenovo is upgrading the device to match the aesthetics introduced on newer models later in 2020. The second-gen M10 HD not only looks better, but it has also got an internal upgrade as well. Plus, it now comes with Google’s latest Android 10 OS with support for the new Kids Space out of the box.
These are all the details of the Lenovo Tab M10 HD (2nd Gen), from its detailed specifications to pricing and availability details — everything that you need to know.
- 10.1-inch HD screen
- Octa-core MediaTek P22T
- Up to 4GB RAM, 64GB storage
- Android 10 with Google Kids Space
- USB Type-C
- Dual speakers with Dolby Atmos
- Optional 4G LTE
Lenovo Tab M10 HD (2nd Gen): The Basics
The second-gen Tab M10 HD seems to have picked up design cues from several other Lenovo tablets launched in the past year. It has a full metal back, while the front glass covers its 10.1-inch screen. It’s an LCD panel with HD resolution and thin surrounding bezels. There’s no fingerprint reader anywhere on the device, requiring you to rely on camera-based facial recognition. However, the company does include a pair of speakers and microphones for better audio input and output on the device.
What powers the Tab M10 HD is an octa-core MediaTek P22T chip, a switch from the Snapdragon 429 used on last year’s model. Since this is an entry-level slate from the company, you’re getting 2GB of base RAM, upgradeable to 4GB, while the storage options max out at 64GB. The Lenovo tablet comes preinstalled with Android 10 out of the box, along with some tweaks from the company. It also gets Google’s brand-new Kids Space, which brings a bunch of kid-friendly features under one roof.
Besides the standard Wi-Fi and Bluetooth options, you can also optionally go for its LTE-enabled model for staying connected on the go. The tablet is fueled by a 5000mAh battery, while the figure is 7000mAh for the model sold in China. USB-C port aside, the device also has pogo-pin connectors for the docking accessories that Lenovo sells separately. As for the cameras, you’re getting an 8MP sensor on the back and a 5MP one on the front. Oh and, it had a headphone jack on the top.
|Tablet||Lenovo Tab M10 HD (2nd Gen)|
|Operating System||Android 10|
|Display||10.1-inch (1280 x 800) IPS LCD, 400 nits|
|Processor||Octa-core MediaTek P22T|
|Expandable||MicroSD card slot (up to 256GB)|
|Main Camera||8 Megapixels|
|Front Camera||5 Megapixels|
|Connectivity||WiFi ac and Bluetooth 5.0|
|Ports||USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Dimensions||241.54 x 149.38 x 8.25mm|
Pricing & Availability
Lenovo has just announced the Tab M10 HD (2nd Gen), which is expected to go on sale in September itself. It’ll start rolling out first in Europe before coming to other markets in Asia and North America for a price of €159, including all taxes. It directly translates to $190, but the US is expected to get separate pricing sometime later.
The company is also selling two voice assistant-enabled models of this tablet, one each for Google Assistant and Alexa. You’ll have to pay a little extra for these variants — €179 for the former and €199 for the latter. They’ll start shipping in October and November, respectively. These increased prices are indicative of the fact that Lenovo may bundle charging docks with these models as it has done before.
Lenovo Tab M10 HD (2nd Gen) Alternatives
If you need a little sharper display with a similar design, then Lenovo’s own Tab M10 FHD (review) should be a great alternative, though it gets the older Android Pie OS version. Those who expect a little more from their tablets can get this Chrome OS device, again from Lenovo, called the 10e (review), which comes with a rugged build and 10-hour battery backup. Then you have the fantastic Amazon Fire HD 10 (review) from last year that turned out to be a decent performer in our review.
The iPad 7 (review) could also be a decent option for you to go for, especially considering how often its price drops below the $300 mark. People who need a more compact 8-inch tablet for better portability should look at Samsung’s Galaxy Tab A 8.4, which is currently only available in a few selected markets, including the US. Or the cheap Fire HD 8 Plus (review) could be a perfect device if you value wireless charging on your tablet. Spending a little more, you can even get the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (review), which comes bundled with the excellent S Pen.
- Pretty metal body
- Pure Android 10
- Solid speakers
- Google Kids Space
- Lots of RAM & storage options
- Low resolution
- No HD-Netflix
- Performance okay only
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