Lenovo has announced new smart tablets that work both as standard Android tablets and smart home displays. The company has taken the power of Android and Google Assistant to create the new Yoga Smart Tab and the Lenovo Smart Tab M8.
These devices are compact and capable media tablets that now double as hands-free voice-activated smart home hubs. When you’re not using them to browse the web or binge some Netflix, you can dock them and treat them like Google Home.
This isn’t the first time Lenovo has released such a product, they did it earlier this year with the M10 and P10 smart tablets. But these new and improved devices are potentially a great alternative to a standard voice assistant speaker or smart home display.
The new Lenovo Smart Tab M8 makes use of Google Assistant’s Ambient Mode to transform the tablet into a smart home assistant with a display when you’re not using it.
The accompanying dock means your tablet never runs out of charge and can be in “always-on” mode, plus you’ll always know where it is. This system means you can transform your tablet into a much more useful smart home hub.
The Lenovo Smart M8 boasts a decent spec too, with a Quad-Core 2.0 GHz processor, an 8-inch 1280 x 800 IPS display, 5MP rear and 2MP front-facing cameras, dual microphone arrays with far-field voice recognition and dual speakers with Dolby Atmos capabilities.
It’s powerful enough to run online games, stream videos and has multiple user account options so the whole family can gain access and make use of the smart display features.
The new Lenovo Smart Tab M8 will be available from October for £119/$119.99 .