Samsung has been the only company that was competing directly with the iPad. It seems Lenovo is also trying to join the war of big tablets. Lenovo has announced a giant Tab Extreme tablet, that’s looked as much as a full-on laptop replacement and the promise of a better future. It is also going to rival the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra tablet.
Clocking in at 14.5 inches, the gigantic OLED panel looks amazing, which offers a 3K resolution of 3000×1876 pixels, and outputs a refresh rate at 120 Hz with 500 nits peak brightness. It also supports Dolby Vision, HDR10+, DCI-P3 color gamut, and it is TÜV Rheinland-certified. The Lenovo Tab Extreme isn’t exactly a powerhouse, but you will be witnessing a decent performance with the help of MediaTek Dimensity 9000, which is a flagship chip comparable to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
The chipset is built with one ARM Cortex-X2 CPU core, plus three Cortex-A710 cores and four Cortex-A510 cores clocked at 3.05 GHz, 2.85 GHz and 1.8 GHz, respectively. Lenovo paired this chipset with 12GB of LPDDR5X RAM, 256GB UFS 3.1 storage, which is expandable, and a pair of USB-C ports (one 3.2 USB Gen 1, the other 2.0 USB), that support DisplayPort monitor input connections and reverse charging.
It has 13 MP cameras (front and back), as well as 5 MP secondary RGB rear-facing camera. The eight JBL speakers are tuned with Dolby Atmos and it also has four microphones. Under the hood, there is a massive 12,300mAh battery with 63W charging speeds support and an estimated 12 hours of video playback. For connectivity, it also has Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3.
Lenovo Tab Extreme
14.5-inch OLED 3K Display, 3000 x 1876 pixels, 120Hz, up to 500 nits, Dolby Vision, HDR10+ protection
13 MP, f/2.4, AF
13 MP with RGB sensor
MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Octa-Core
12 GB LPDDR5X
256 GB UFS 3.1, Expandable using microSD up to 1 TB
Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 6e, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type C, USB 2.0 Type-C
Dimensions & Weight
327.8 x 210.8 x 5.85 mm
3 years of major Android OS update
Facial unlock, Under-display fingerprint unlock
Other good features are including a fingerprint sensor on the power key, and face unlock using the front camera. Lenovo is pitching heavily on the software in this flagship tablet case. Lenovo assures you might not have to worry about OS updates. The Tab Extreme will be shipped with preinstalled Android 13 OS, and it is promised to get three major Android version upgrades as well as four years of security patches. It also supports four app multitasking and up to ten apps at once as floating windows.
The Precision Pen 3 lets you draw and take notes on the tablet, and it will be bundled in the retail box. Lenovo is also providing a Folio Case, a Keyboard, an adjustable stand, a storage compartment for the stylus, and a backlight for typing in the dark, but you have to purchase them separately.
The Lenovo Extreme Tab is priced at $1,199, and it is scheduled to go for actual sale in the coming months in North America, and China. Yup, at $1199, it’s obviously an expensive tablet, which is $100 more than the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra’s MSRP, while Lenovo also putting it right between the price of a current iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9.