New images of Lenovo's upcoming Tab Plus were recently released. This is a tablet with an unusually bulky design.
Well, this is unusual for most tablets. Manufacturers tend to produce devices with a slim profile. Lenovo is apparently going in the opposite direction by equipping its models with a prominent “chin.” This makes the bottom half almost twice the size of the top half. There's a good reason for the extra weight. Tech news site and leak source Windows Report believes the Tab Plus will be the successor to his 2021 Yoga Tab. That older model was mounted on a cylindrical stand that also housed a speaker, making it a solid entertainment device. They theorize that future tablets will work similarly, and there are clues in the renders to support this.
There appears to be a built-in Dolby Atmos speaker in the chin, indicating that the Tab Plus can output high-quality, immersive audio. You can tell that it supports Dolby Atmos because you can see the brand logo printed large on the side. What's interesting about the design is that the chin is a completely flat surface, unlike the Yoga Tab, which was much more rounded. The flat back makes it easier to carry the tablet.
Windows Report goes on to say that the Tab Plus has a more modern design from the front. The widescreen ends in rounded corners and is surrounded by “fairly slim bezels,” with a webcam at the top center of the display. Unless you look at it from the side, you can't even tell it has a chin. On the left side there is a USB-C input for charging. The right side will likely have a headphone jack, while the top is lined with volume buttons, two microphones, and an SD card slot. These last four of his features are nowhere to be found in the leak. The rendering shows only the front, back, and left side of the Tab Plus.
Accessories may be shipped with your device at launch. It comes with a sleeve, a Bluetooth keyboard, and even something like a rounded version of Lenovo's Precision Pen. It's hard to tell if this is a Precision Pen or if the company is developing a new stylus. Anyway, paired well with the pop-out stand on the back, users can turn the Tab Plus into a de facto drawing tablet.
Specifications weren't included in the leak, so it's unclear what kind of hardware or display it will run. Windows Reports believes that this tablet will be very focused on “media consumption” so it could feature his 2K resolution screen, “possibly an OLED.” We expect it to be competitively priced, but there is no information on how much it will cost.
As with all leaks, take it with a grain of salt. Things can change at the last moment. Check out TechRadar's roundup of the cheapest tablets for 2024.