The Lenovo Legion Y700 is an Android tablet with an 8.8 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel LCD display featuring a 120 Hz refresh rate, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor, and support for up to 12GB of LPDDR5 memory and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.

Positioned as an Android gaming tablet, the Legion Y700 went on sale in China earlier this year for the equivalent of $350 and up. Now you can buy one even if you don’t live in China. But you’ll have to pay more, and you’ll get support.

That’s because the only way to buy the Legion Y700 outside of China right now is to pick one up from AliExpress, which is an online marketplace where Chinese companies can sell products to international customers.

Prices for the Legion Y700 vary from seller to seller. The lowest prices I’ve seen are $440 for a model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage or $500 for a 12GB/256GB version, but that tablet comes with a Chinese version of Android that does not have the Google Play Store installed. You can change the system language to English if it’s not already configured that way out of the box, but some apps and features may still be in Chinese.

Even sellers who claim to be selling a version of the tablet with a “Global ROM” are basically selling a Chinese version of the Lenovo Legion Y700 that’s already had the system language changed to English. But at least that version ships with the Google Play Store pre-installed, which should make it easier for folks outside of China to find and install apps and games.

If you’d rather buy from a company with a decent (but not perfect) track record with shipping Chinese devices to global customers, Giztop is also taking pre-orders for a version of the Lenovo Legion Y900 with Android 12, Google Play, and support for English and Chinese. Giztop says the tablet will ship in mid-May, 2022 and the store is charging $499 for an 8GB/128GB model and $599 for a 12GB/256GB version.

Lenovo Legion Y700 specs
Display8.8 inches
2560 x 1600 pixels
LCD
120 Hz refresh rate
240 Hz touch sampling rate
100% DCI-P3 color gamut
HDR10
500 nits
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 870
RAM8GB or 12GB LPDDR5
Storage128GB or 256GB UFS 3.1
SoftwareAndroid 12
Lenovo ZUI 13
Cameras13MP (rear)
8MP (front)
Battery6,550 mAh
Charging45W
WirelessWiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
OtherStereo JBL speakers w/Dolby Atmos
USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port
3.5mm audio jack
microSD card slot
Dimensions207.1 x 128.1 x 7.9mm
Weight375 grams

via TabletMonkeys

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  1. I buy mine when they be clear the first month it’s a nice tablet but comes with android 11 not 12 🙁

  2. How hard would it be for Lenovo to make a proper US version with stock 12.1? Just leave out all the ZUI crap and get play store certification and they’d have a pretty decent tab that fills a need in the under 10″ conjunct tablet space.

  3. I bought mine from Giztop in Australia. Works fine with the Google Play Store installed. The quality and performance is great

    1. Well you have a point about the battery, but other than that the screen size, decent resolution and other specs are just what I’ve been looking for since my Shield Tablet died.

      Hopefully it becomes properly available at some point.