Lenovo unveiled three new tablets in addition to the multimedia device that is the new Lenovo Yoga Pad Pro.
Lenovo Pad Pro 2021
Similar to the Yoga model, the Lenovo Pad Pro 2021 is powered by a Snapdragon 870 chipset, but the principal focus is the display which is an 11.5” OLED panel with 90Hz refresh rate including a 1 ms response time. The display is more explicit because of its 2,560 x 1,600 px resolution (16:10) and also includes the wider DCI-P3 color space 100%. This is in addition to Dolby Vision and HDR10 support. It has a standard brightness of 420 nits which can extend to 600 nits at its peak and supports DC dimming.
The optional stylus can sense 4,096 levels of pressure. It possesses a pogo pin connector on the bottom where you can effortlessly snap on the optional keyboard cover that also has a trackpad.
The Pad Pro 2021 is pretty thin and light, weighing 485g and measuring 5.8mm. It has an 8,600mAh battery, which can last up to 15 hours of video playback or 8 hours of browsing the web. It has Quick Charge 3.0 for up to 20W of power.
Addressing the video aspect, you’ll enjoy your movies on four JBL speakers, each with a 2.5 cm³ chamber and 1.5W of power (6W total).
The S870 chipset is matched with 128GB storage (UFS 3.1) and 6GB of RAM (LPDDR5). The storage can be increased through the microSD slot. More features include Wi-Fi 6 (MIMO 2×2), Bluetooth 5.1, and USB-C port (3.1).
The tablet has a dual camera with a 13MP main module (with autofocus) and a 5MP ultrawide-angle cam (120º). On the front, there is an 8MP selfie camera and a ToF camera for authentication (or you could use the fingerprint reader on the side).
The Lenovo Pad Pro 2021 will go on sale in China on May 31 for CNY2,500 ($390/€320).
Lenovo Pad Plus
The Pad Plus 11 highlights an 11” LCD with 2,000 x 1,200 px resolution. It is less impressive with a usual 60Hz refresh rate and no HDR support. You do still get four JBL speakers with Dolby Atmos, with a total power of 6W. And the display supports that optional stylus too.
The Lenovo Pad Plus is driven by a Snapdragon 750G chipset with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage. The memory can be expanded up to 1TB utilizing the microSD card slot.
The tablet has a 7,700mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support over USB-C. The battery is good for 12 hours of video or 12 hours of web browsing. Wireless connectivity includes Wi-Fi 6 (MIMO 2×2), Bluetooth 5.1 and GPS. This tablet is rated IP52, though it’s not quite an outdoorsy tablet.
There’s only one camera on the back, 13MP, but the front keeps the setup of an 8MP front-facing camera and a ToF sensor. This one has pogo pins too, so you can get a keyboard cover if you need to type a lot of text.
The Lenovo Pad Plus will go on sale in China on May 31. It will cost CNY1,600 ($250/€200).
Lenovo Pad 11
This one is similar to the Plus model. It has the same 11” 2,000 x 1,200 px LCD and four speakers with Dolby Atmos support (only 4W of power this time around, though). The camera setup is the same as well, 13MP on the back, 8MP + ToF sensor on the front.
The major difference is the Snapdragon 662 chipset and that you only get 4GB of RAM plus 64GB storage. At least there’s still a microSD slot. And the pogo pin connector is on board as is the support for the optional stylus.
The battery is the same, 7,700mAh capacity and Quick Charge 3.0 support (20W) over USB-C (wired for only 2.0 speeds, however). The Wi-Fi is slower, only version 5 is supported (aka ac), but the GPS is still on board as is the IP52 rating.