Lenovo is going all-in on the smart display trend this year. After unveiling the Alexa-powered Smart Tab P10 at CES earlier this year, the company is back with the Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab. This time around, Lenovo is leveraging its Yoga tablet design which features a built-in stand to transform its new 10-inch Android tablet into a Google Assistant smart display. The concept is actually pretty ingenious since tablets often get used far less than smartphones. When you need it, the Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab can be used for browsing the web, playing games and watching video, but you can also use it as a smart display, allowing it to mimic the functionality of the Nest Home Hub. The unique design of the built-in stand also allows the Yoga Smart Tab lay flat or be propped up in a handful of different positions, making it perfect for a tablet or countertop display for your kitchen or living room.
The Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab isn’t the most powerful Android tablet out there, but it’s still quite capable. The tablet is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC with a 10.1-ich FHD TFT display, 3/4GB of RAM, 32/64G of storage, a substantial 7,000 mAh battery which can deliver up to 10 hours of video playback, an 8MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera, IP52 dust and water resistance to keep it somewhat protected in the kitchen, 2 2W JBL stereo speakers and Android Pie.
Pricing for the Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab will start at $249.99 when the tablet goes on sale later this month. We were thoroughly impressed with the Lenovo Smart Tab P10. The fact that this tablet doesn’t have a speaker base to accompany it is a bit disappointing, but it’s still exciting to see that manufacturers like Lenovo are still committed to delivering quality Android tablets with unique functionality which allows them to pull double duty, delivering a lot more value to consumers.