Lenovo Legion Y700 Gaming Tablet first look

Lenovo has teased the Lenovo Legion Y700, a new gaming tablet for the Chinese market. The tablet appears to be aimed at mobile gamers wishing for a larger screen than what gaming smartphones have to offer. The business has yet to announce a debut date for the tablet, as well as the device's exact specifications. The 8.8-inch display of the Lenovo Legion Y700 has fast refresh and touch sampling rates. The resolution of the display is 2,560x1,600 pixels.


Lenovo announced the Legion Y700 gaming tablet on Weibo. Its 8.8-inch display features a refresh rate of 120Hz and supports the DCI-P3 color gamut in its entirety. For low input lag, the display has a touch sampling rate of 240Hz. The tablet has slightly thick bezels when held horizontally, which should provide a comfortable grip when gaming. The Legion Y700 is shown to have a single camera sensor on the rear with an LED flash. The back panel appears to be made of brushed metal.


According to a recent report by ITHome, live photographs of the Lenovo Legion Y700 leaked on Weibo, implying that the tablet's JBL speakers are boosted by Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision technology. The new Lenovo gaming tablet's other specifications and features, as well as its release date and pricing, are yet unknown.

In October, Lenovo announced the Lenovo Tab 6 5G, which will be available early next year. It features a 10.3-inch TFT display with a 1,200x1,920-pixel resolution. The Snapdragon 690 5G SoC is at the heart of everything. The tablet has a total of 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable up to 1TB). It has an 8-megapixel camera on the back and an 8-megapixel selfie camera on the front. Children-friendly features include a 'Kids Space' for pre-schoolers and a 'Learning mode' for elementary school students on the Lenovo Tab 6 5G. It will also include Google Family Link, which will allow parents to monitor their children's tablet activities.

In terms of the remainder of the speculated specs for the Android gaming tablet, there is a split opinion on whether the display will be LCD or AMOLED, with some e-commerce sites preferring the latter and users on Weibo speculating that the Legion Y700 would feature an LCD panel. 6 GB or 8 GB RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB storage appear to be acceptable options, and battery capacities are expected to range from 7,100 mAh to 9,000 mAh. Of course, nothing is set in stone until the OEM releases the official details, so for now, aficionados of 8-inch Android tablets may want to just enjoy the real-world visual splendour of the impending Lenovo Legion Y700.


There's also a peek at the Lenovo Legion Y700's display, which is flanked on all sides and top by three narrow bezels, with a large "chin" at the bottom. The front-facing selfie camera is built into the tablet's top edge. The Legion Y700's display has previously been shown, with the 8.8-inch gaming tablet having a 2560x1600 resolution and a respectable 120 Hz refresh rate. There have already been rumors that the next gaming tablet will be powered by a Snapdragon 888 processor, but there are other rumors that it will be powered by a Snapdragon 870. Furthermore, ITHome speculates that a Legion Y900 variant with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor will be available.

Some hazy specifications and price estimates for the Lenovo Legion Y700 tablet have also surfaced, with costs ranging from the optimistic to the absurd. Other sources have gone much higher, with US$800-900 mentioned by one and 6,120 yuan (roughly US$961) mentioned by another. One site expects a hopeful price of around 29,990 yuan (roughly US$400) for the Legion Y700 in India, while other sources have gone much higher, with US$800-900 mentioned by one and 6,120 yuan (roughly US$961) stated by another. In comparison, an Apple iPad Mini 6 with 256 GB storage starts at $599 (Wi-Fi only model) and an 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $749. Depending on the RAM/storage option and SoC of the Legion Y700, the base version of the 8.8-inch tablet should be competitively priced with the iPad Mini 6.