The all-new Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab is an entertainment-first tablet from the China-based brand. It sports a full HD display on the front that is paired with two JBL speakers for a better aural experience. You can even turn it into a Google Nest Hub-esque smart display with a built-in Ambient Mode. Plus, you also get all the goodies that are part of the Android 9 Pie OS.
Here is everything that you need to know about the mid-range Lenovo tablet including its price, availability, and other details.
- Foldable kickstand
- Google Assistant Ambient Mode
- Full HD display
- Two JBL Hi-Fi speakers with Dolby Atmos
- 4G LTE connectivity
- 7000mAh battery
- Android Pie
- 3.5mm audio jack
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab: The Basics
The biggest feature this Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab packs is its support for Google Assistant Ambient Mode. It turns your tablet into a Google Assistant-enabled smart display without the need for any docking accessory. The Yoga branding is included for its kickstand that can flip open to keep the tablet upright while you can even choose to hang it on a hook. Its kickstand mechanism has a cylindrical gripping area allowing for a firmer hold with a single hand.
An entry-level octa-core Snapdragon 439 processor fuels this Lenovo tablet that comes with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM. These RAM variants are paired with 32GB and 64GB of onboard storage respectively. You can also pop in a microSD card of up to 256GB capacity. The front of the device is dominated by a 10.1-inch display that has a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels in the 16:10 aspect ratio. An option to connect on the go via 4G LTE is also present with support for a wide variety of bands.
Other than these, the Yoga Smart Tablet also packs a pair of JBL speakers which are 2 watts each. Lenovo retained the 3.5mm headphone jack and included 3 far-field microphones that also help the tablet with its Google Assistant Ambient Mode. The tab comes running Android Pie out of the box and has Amazon Assistant preinstalled, although the feature could be region-specific. It has an IP52 rating for water and dust resistance and has a USB Type-C port for charging and data syncing.
|Tablet||Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab|
|Operating system||Android 9.0 Pie|
|Display||10.1-inch IPS (1920 x 1200)|
|Processor||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439|
|Storage||32 GB/64 GB|
|Expandable||microSD card slot (up to 256 GB)|
|RAM||3 GB/ 4GB|
|Main camera||8 Megapixels|
|Front camera||5 Megapixels|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, LTE|
|Ports||USB Type-C 2.0|
|Security||No fingerprint scanner|
|Dimensions||242 x 166 x 8.5 – 24 mm|
Pricing & Availability
The Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab was made official as part of the company’s IFA 2019 announcements. It is expected to go on sale in September itself, but the Chinese brand refrained from giving out any specific date. The Yoga tablet will begin rolling out from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa while the rest of the world may follow soon. Its base price has been set at €299 (329 USD), which includes taxes.
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab Alternatives
If those Yoga and Ambient Mode features aren’t something you’re specifically looking for, then you can save a few bucks with the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 (review). The 6th gen Apple iPad (review) was announced for $329 but can be often found retailing for $249, making it a worthy replacement. For a slightly higher price of $399, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (review) stands strong in the Android tablet space with all its noteworthy features.
You can get a 2019 Apple iPad Mini (review) for around the same price. The small tablet offers industry-leading performance. If you need a full desktop experience, then Lenovo’s own IdeaPad D330 (review) running Windows 10 could be a great option in this budget. While you can also get the more premium Microsoft Surface Go (review) that also has a 10-inch display.
- Excellent design
- Integrated kickstand
- Long battery life
- Good speakers
- Google Assistent Ambient Mode
- Solid display
- Performance okay only
- Netflix without HD support
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