There was a time Motorola used to make tablets. This was before it was acquired by Google and before Lenovo purchased it from them. Its tablets were released under the XOOM series and were powered by chipsets from Nvidia and Texas Instrument. After a 5 year hiatus, Motorola is returning to the tablet scene with the Lenovo Moto Tab launching on Friday.
The Lenovo Moto Tab is made for media consumption and that is why it is an AT&T exclusive for their DirecTV Now streaming subscription.
The device packs a 10.1” FHD display, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It is powered by the Snapdragon 625 mobile platform which means you should get enough juice out of the 7,000mAh battery.
The Moto Tab has dual front facing speakers with Dolbly Atmos, a fingerprint scanner buried beneath the home button and a USB-C port. It also runs Android 7.1 Nougat.
While it may actually be aimed at entertainment, Lenovo will also sell a productivity pack which includes a keyboard and mouse just like it does for the Tab 4 series. You can also purchase a home assistant pack which is its smart speaker with a dock for the tablet, for an experience similar to the Echo Show.
The Lenovo Moto Tab will go on sale on Friday, November 17 for $299 or $15/months for a 20-month installment plan.