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The Lenovo Tab M9 is an affordable Android tablet with a 9 inch HD+ display, a MediaTek Helio G80 processor, and up to 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage (although entry-level models have less of each).

First unveiled in December, the tablet is now available from Amazon for $150, making it the latest addition to Lenovo’s ever-growing line of budget and mid-range Android tablets.

On paper, the tablet looks like it offers decent bang for the buck. Its cameras are nothing to write home about and it lacks some advanced features like a fingerprint reader, NFC, or WiFi 6. But it supports face unlock, Dolby Atmos sound, WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.1 support, and Lenovo says some models will be available with 4G LTE in the future.

The Lenovo Tab M9 will ship with Android 12 software, but the company says it will make an Android 13 update available in the future. The tablet should also get security updates for at least three years.

Lenovo Smart Tab M9 specs
Display9 inches
1340 x 800 pixels
176 PPI
ProcessorMediaTek Helio G80
2 x ARM Cortex-A75 CPU cores @ 2 GHz
6 x ARM Cortex-A55 cores @ 1.8 GHz
Mali-G52 MP2 graphics
RAM / Storage3GB / 32GB
4GB / 64GB
4GB / 128GB
Cameras8MP auto-focus (rear)
2MP fixed-focus (front)
AudioStereo speakers
Single microphone
3.5mm headset jack
Ports1 x USB 2.0 Type-C
mcroSD card reader
3.5mm audio jack
WirelessWiFi 5
BT 5.1
4G LTE (optional)
Battery & charging5,100 mAh
5V/2A charger (included)
15W+ fast charging (supported)
ColorsArctic Grey or Frost Blue
Dimensions214 x 137 x 8mm
Weight344 grams
Price$140 and up

The entry-level model available from Amazon features 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and comes with a Folio case.

via press release and TabletMonkeys

This article was first published December 20, 2022 and most recently updated April 16, 2023 with availability details.

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  1. You need to update
    As of today, May 2023 Lenovo site is selling 4GB with 64GB and metal back for $119

  2. A real question, not being snarky. But how many years have makers been making 3 or 4GB android tablets? I remember some 10 years ago having a 2GB android tablet. It seems like these android tablets that come out year after year are very miniscule upgrades at best, if any improvements at all. I really wonder if android tablets have stagnated. It’s just the same year after year pretty much…

    1. The reason is because the average user can’t tell the difference.

      99% of tablet users don’t do anything that exceeds 2gb of RAM usage, aside from keeping lots of apps running, but Android handles this scenario in a way that the average user wouldn’t notice.

      Most apps recover from being dumped from memory fairly seamlessly, and when they don’t, users don’t understand the implication of that.

      1. I suppose so. But I do find it peculiar that android phones seem to get more love than tablets do. For instance, you can already buy high end android phones with 16GB RAM. They are expensive, but I’ve yet to find an equivalent android tablet (unless I haven’t looked hard enough).

    1. I don’t think they meant for that to be a threshold. They’re just giving examples of common PC resolutions, and telling you what category they are.

      The first “HD” resolution for TVs was 1280×720. HD+ just means everything above that. So is 1340×800 is HD+.

      1. “Certain combinations of width and height are standardized and typically given a name and an initialism that is descriptive of its dimensions.”; what’s stated on that page could hardly be any more explicit — there’s no hint there of what you suggest.

        1. That doesn’t say anything that suggests that these are minimum resolutions for the categories they’ve used to name them.

          That just says that these resolutions have been “given a name and an initialism that is descriptive of its dimensions”. These names aren’t exclusive to these exact resolutions, and that article doesn’t claim that.

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    1. Why? I’d previously (mistakenly?) understood that MediaTek chipsets weren’t great for FOSS or mainline?

    1. That’s a pretty lousy resolution for the price. Not sure it offers much more than a Fire tablet.

      They had a nice 8″ FHD a couple years ago–I still have one. Did FHD displays become that much more expensive to source as components?

      1. Still have my 8″ FHD as well. And returned the newer Samsung A7 lite after using them side by side. Also the GPS on the Lenovo is AMAZINGLY accurate!