- FCC listing suggests Lenovo is working on a new tablet called Tab V7
- Reportedly this tablet could actually be a phablet and named Phab 3
- It is said to ship with Android 9 Pie
Lenovo is reportedly working on a new device with a large display and a huge battery. From the FCC documents accessed by Nashville Chatter, a new Lenovo tablet with model numbers PB-6505M and PB-6505MC is seen housing a massive 5,180mAh battery. Preliminary assumptions suggest that the device could be the new Lenovo Phab model and reportedly, the company may launch it before the end of this quarter.
The FCC listing details the dimensions of the device. It measures 178mm tall and 86 mm wide, and diagonally, it is 198 mm long suggesting that it could be equipped with a 7.8 inch display. On the back, the Tab V7 features a camera followed by an LED flash and a fingerprint scanner. The tablet carries support for dual-band Wi-Fi and is seen running Android 9 Pie. XDADevelopers claim that they found instances of a device with model number PB-6505M in the Google Play Developer Console Device Catalog.
The platform says that the Google Play Developer Console Device Catalog labels the device as the Lenovo Tab V7 and reveals that this particular model will have a phone form factor. It is seen having a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset, coupled with 3GB of RAM, and its display, having an 18:9 aspect ratio with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels.
However, Droidshout claims that the tablet is expected to come with 4GB of RAM and two storage options. The base variant is said to have 32GB of internal storage, and the more expensive variant is expected to offer 64GB of local storage. It could come with a microSD card slot. Other specifications are not known yet.
The previous Lenovo tablets were launched with model numbers having ‘TB’ as the suffix, followed by a number. Similarly, the phablets that were launched had ‘PB’ as the suffix. By this logic, the above-mentioned devices have a strong reason to be a phablet. It was in 2017 when Lenovo launched its last tablet, called the Lenovo Tab 7, and the phablet, which is called the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. It also launched the regular variant of the phablet.