Lenovo Tab M7 and M8 tablets pack LTE, GPS, and long battery life

Joining its newly unveiled Chromebooks, IdeaPad, monitors, and other computing devices is Lenovo's new Tab M7 and Tab M8 second-generation tablets. These budget slates give consumers new 7-inch and 8-inch Android Pie tablet options that strike a balance between features and price, offering nano-SIM support alongside up to Full HD displays, long battery life, GPS support, and more.

Lenovo Tab M7

The Tab M7, the smaller of the two new slates, features a 7-inch 1024 x 600 IPS display, 2GB of RAM (1GB in Go Edition), the MediaTekMT8765B 64-bit quad-core processor (LTE version), and up to 32GB of storage expandable via a microSD card slot.

As expected for a budget-tier tablet, the Tab M7 doesn't pack many sensors — users get a G-Sensor and a vibration motor for vibrating alerts. Other features include 2MP front- and rear-facing cameras, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS (3G version only), FM radio, and up to 10 hours of usage per charge.

The Lenovo Tab M7 will be available in October starting at $89.99 USD.

Lenovo Tab M8

Consumers who need a tablet slightly larger and more substantial should check out the new Tab M8. This second-generation model features a larger 8-inch 1280 x 800 IPS display, up to 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, the MediaTek A22 Tab quad-core 2GHz processor, and Dolby Audio.

As with the Tab M7, the Tab M8 features GPS, G-sensor, and a 2MP front camera, but adds in a 5MP rear camera, additional sensors including ambient light and P-sensor, an IP5X rating against dust and water, plus Bluetooth 5.0 and up to 18 hours of battery life.

The Lenovo Tab M8 will be available in October starting at $109.99 USD, plus there will be a Full HD option starting at $159.99 USD.