Lenovo’s MWC 2022-coinciding announcements have included a brand new run of gaming hardware and Chromebooks but also now included a brand new take on the Lenovo Tab M10 Plus line. More directly, we’re talking about the Lenovo Tab M10 Plus (3rd Gen). And the company has made plenty of changes for the better for the Android tablet.
Not least of all, Lenovo is launching its new tablet with Android 12. With updates planned when new OS versions release as well. Making it one of the few Android tablets to run the latest OS out-of-the-box. As well as one of the few that’s all but guaranteed to see future updates. But how the new Tab M10 Plus from Lenovo presents that interface is equally important.
For the new tablet, Lenovo has centered its build on a 10.61-inch 2K display panel. That’s an IPS LCD panel with narrow bezels around each edge for an 85-percent screen-to-body ratio. 400 nits of brightness, conversely should keep things clearly visible under most lighting.
What else is going on with Lenovo Tab M10 Plus (3rd Gen)?
Aside from a great display panel, Lenovo is powering its new tablet with two processors, depending on the SKU purchased. One will come with a MediaTek G803 system-on-chip. That’s two A75 cores at 2GHz and six A55 cores at 1.8GHz. A Snapdragon 680 SoC will reside in an alternate SKU with four A73 cores clocked at 2.4GHz. And, of course, with four A53 cores clocked at 1.9GHz.
In either case, up to 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage — expandable via microSD card — is also at the system’s disposal in the tablet. And the 7,700mAh battery capacity, according to the company, will last as long as 12 hours during video playback.
Finally, Lenovo has opted to include several key enhancements for the new generation of Tab M10 Plus. Including Dolby Atmos across four speakers, a new Reading Mode, stylus support via the optional purchase of a Lenovo Precision Pen and Lenovo Instant Memo. Effectively making this tablet a true contender against Samsung’s top-of-the-line tablets on that front.
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus (3rd Gen) Specs
For a full rundown of specs for the Lenovo Tab M10 Plus (3rd Gen), those have been included below as supplied by the company with the MWC 2022 announcement.
Resolution: 2000 x 1200
Screen: IPS LCD
Color Gamut: 72% NTSC
Brightness: 400 nits (Typ.)
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Touch : 10-point Multitouch
|Processor||MediaTek G803 (2 x A75, 2.0 GHz + 6 x A55, 1.8 GHz)|
Snapdragon SDM6804 (4 x A73, 2.4 GHz + 4 x A53, 1.9 GHz)
|Memory & Storage||MediaTek G80 SKU3 – 3 GB +32 GB/4 GB + 64 GB/4 GB + 128 GB (eMCP)|
Snapdragon 680 SKU4 – 4 GB + 64 GB/4 GB + 128 GB/6 GB + 128 GB (uMCP)
MicroSD Card Support – Expandable MicroSD Card Up to 1 TB
|Battery||Type: Li-ion Polymer|
Capacity: 7700 mAh (Capable of 20W Quick Charge)
Video Playback Time: Up to 12 Hours
Web Browsing Time: Up to 14 Hours
Music Playback Time: Up to 60 Hours
|Card Slots||Type: Nano SIM2 + TF Card (MicroSD Card)|
Slot: Single Card Slot
|Cameras||Rear – 8MP Auto-Focus|
Front – 8MP Fixed-Focus
|Sensors||Accelerometer (G) Sensor|
Quad Speakers, Optimized with Dolby Atmo
|Battery||Full HD: 47 Wh battery|
4K: 56 Wh battery
|Charging||Up to 12 hours usage|
USB-C 45W charge adapter (5V/3A, 9V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/2.25A)
Fast charging: up to 2 hours in 20 minutes of charge
|Connectivity||WLAN: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; Dual-band WiFi, 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz|
WiFi Direct: Yes
WiFi Display: Yes
FM Radio: YesGSM: B2/B3/B5/B8
FDD LTE: B1/B2/B3(expanded Band3)/B4/B5(B19)/B7/B8/B20/B26/B28(a+b)
TDD LTE: B38/B40/B41 full band
Data Rate: Up to CAT13 SD X11 LTE Modem (390DL/75UL)
Face Unlock: Yes
|OS (At Launch)||Android 12|
|Buttons & Ports||USB Type-C 2.0 for data transfer and charging|
3.5 mm Audio Jack
|Pre-loaded Software||Google Kids Space|
|Weight||465 g (1.03 lbs)|
|Dimensions||W – 251.2 mm (9.889-inches)|
H – 158.8 mm (6.251-inches)
T – 7.45 mm (0.293-inches)
Pricing and availability
In terms of pricing and availability, Lenovo says the Tab M10 Plus (3rd Gen) will start out at just under $200. That’s more specifically with a cost of just $189.99, not including consideration for the Lenovo Precision Pen or the new folio-style case launched alongside the tablet. Lenovo expects sales to kick on in June.