The Lenovo Legion Y700 is an Android tablet designed for gaming. First launched in China last year with an 8.8 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel, 120 Hz display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor, the tablet supported up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
Now Lenovo is preparing to give the tablet a 2023 refresh, with a faster processor, speedier screen refresh rate, and a few other improvements. The Lenovo Legion Y700 (2023) is now available in China for 2,399 CNY ($335) and up.
Lenovo revealed a number of details about the tablet ahead of launch, in a series of Weibo posts, and pricing was confirmed on July 22, 2023. Unfortunately there’s no word on if or when the new tablet will be available outside of China, but here’s what folks in that country can expect:
- 8.8 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel, 144 Hz IPS LCD display with up to 500 nits brightness
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor
- 12GB or 16GB LPDDR5X memory
- 256GB or 512GB of storage
- 6550 mAh battery
- 45W charging
- microSD card reader (up to 1TB)
- 2 x USB3.1 Gen 2 Type-C ports (one on the bottom, one on the side)
- WiFi 6 & Bluetooth 5
- Stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos sound
- 13MP dual rear cameras
- 8MP front-facing camera
- 208.9 x 129.5 x 7.6mm
- 350 grams
The new tablet is also thinner and lighter than the 2022 model, measuring 7.6mm thick (down from 7.9mm) and weighing 348 grams (down from 378).
Other confirmed features include a unibody aluminum chassis and support for an optional stylus with support for 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity. And while I haven’t seen any details about the camera system, the images show what appear to be dual rear cameras.
Customers in China can pick up a Legion Y700 (2023) tablet in three prices/configurations:
- 12GB/256GB for 2,399 CNY (~$335)
- 12GB/512GB for 2,599 CNY (~$360)
- 16GB/512GB for 2,799 CNY (~$390)
While Lenovo hasn’t announced any plans to sell the tablet outside of China, but whether it officially gets a global launch or not, odds are that it’ll show up on AliExpress at some point, just like the 2022 model.
This article was first published July 17, 2023 and most recently updated July 22, 2023.