Android tablets have been forgotten in limbo for quite some time. Not totally forgotten, since brands like Samsung, Lenovo, and Huawei never gave up on the segment. However, in the past two years, we saw a rise in the category with a lot of brands making their entrance in the segment. Even Google “remembered” that Android tablets exist, and brought Android 12L with a lot of improvements for large-screen devices. The company improved the experience further on Android 13. The competition is raising, and brands that were “always there” need more effort. That’s why Lenovo is taking the segment seriously with the Lenovo Tab Extreme.
The Chinese brand already improved its game with the release of the Lenovo P12 Pro. But the Snapdragon 870 inside it basically became a religion for some brands. Now, Lenovo is taking things to a new level with the latest Dimensity 9000 SoC.
Lenovo Tab Extreme is the first tablet with Dimensity 9000
Despite its high-end performance, the Dimensity 9000 is not the most popular chipset in the premium segment. The fact is that a lot of brands still pick Qualcomm for the high-end segment. This has been changing in the recent months, now that we’re about to enter 2022 and the Dimensity 9200 is the latest available. Lenovo is picking the MediaTek’s high-end 2021 offering for it upcoming tablet. And the Lenovo Tab Extreme becomes the very first tablet with the Dimensity 9000. Since a good portion of the competition (when we take Chinese brands) uses the Snapdragon 870, this will probably be one of the fastest tablets in the Android segment.
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There is still no confirmation of the launch date, the device was spotted on Google Play Console. Thanks to it, we know some of its specs. Apart from the processor, the Lenovo Tab Extreme has a display with 3,000 x 1,876 pixels. We suspect the company will use the “3K display” for the marketing. The size is a mystery, but considering the resolution, we expect something in the 11-inch or 12-inch territory. This option has 8 GB of RAM and runs Android 13 straight out of the box. It may be one of the first tablets to launch with Android 13. Of course, that depends on the launch timeline.
The Lenovo Tab Extreme boasts TB570FU model number, and there is a generic render in the listing. The photos show slim bezels, and a simple modern design. Despite its “Extreme” moniker, it does not have a Legion-esque gaming design, and is not related to the rugged segment.
The company unveiled a lot of interesting technoloby in the past month. We expect these products to appear in the coming months, so the Lenovo Tab Extreme may be among them. The company recently launched a compact laptop in China to compete with Xiaomi.