Lenovo Tab S8 is a slim and affordable 8-incher


Starting at only $200 (which converts to about £120, or AU$215), the Lenovo Tab S8 packs a promising list of mid-range specs in a slim and lightweight package. Announced at IFA 2014 in Berlin, the 8-inch tablet is scheduled to hit stores in September.

The Lenovo Tab S8 is the company's first Intel powered slate and will ship with the latest version of Android 4.4 KitKat. In addition, it houses a healthy 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 4.0, and a purported 7 hours of battery life.

The 8-incher sports a 1,920x1,200-pixel resolution screen with One Glass Solution touch-panel technology -- which eliminates a layer between the display and screen -- allowing for a thinner device and brighter viewing experience.

The Lenovo Tab S8 is one of the slimmest mid-size tablets. Lenovo

Initial press release photos illustrate a stylistically unremarkable slate, however, the Tab S8 boasts a slimmer design than previous mid-size Lenovo tablets ; weighing in at .65-pounds and at a slim .31-inch thickness, the new 8-incher is thin and light enough to compete with the sleekest of them all.

The Tab S8 slightly edges out its mid-sized tablet competition in the photo quality department -- on paper, that is. It offers a 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera that also features a wide F2.2 aperture for better capturing photos in low-lighting.

The Tab S8 will house a pair of front-facing speakers. Lenovo

Lenovo's most recent tablet releases have been notable thanks to their better-than-average speaker quality, and the Tab S8 continues the trend with its own pair of Dolby powered front-facing speakers.

The 8-inch Lenovo tablet will also be available with high-speed 4G LTE capabilities, but more information on availability has yet to be revealed. Check back with CNET when we get our hands on the Lenovo Tab S8 for a more in-depth look.

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