Among the slew of gadgets being announced at the ongoing Mobile World Congress is a new line of Android tablets by Lenovo. The line-up will be available starting in the second quarter 2013. The range starts with two new A-series tablets: the A1000 features enhanced audio, while the A3000 offers quad-core processing for performance. Alongside these models, Lenovo also announced a new 10-incher, the S6000, which offers extended I/O options, a large screen and a slim profile.
The S6000 is a large 10-inch tablet with an IPS display
“Lenovo’s latest Android tablet family is designed to meet the demands of a wide range of customers, particularly young, active users who are always on the go, and have adopted the seven-inch form factor as their own. With these latest additions to our tablet portfolio, we’ve created devices that address these customers’ needs, as well as devices for more demanding gamers and multimedia users,” said Chen Wenhui, Vice President Lenovo and GM Mobile BU. “We believe that our Android family of tablets will appeal to customers across the world as we’ve built our products to be highly accessible and flexible to serve multiple needs and budgets.”
The S6000 is powered by an MTK 8389/8125 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and sports a 10.1-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 X 800 pixels. It also has a micro HDMI port, a digital microphone, optional HSPA+ and a battery that allows for a quoted eight hours of Wi-Fi connectivity.
The Lenovo A3000 is set to be the powerhouse of the new tablet family
The A3000 is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core MTK processor. The tablet sports a 7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1024 × 600 pixels, weighs in at less than 340g and is 11mm thick. It supports microSD cards up to 64GB in size and offers optional 3G HSPA+ support.
The A1000 is equipped with the Dolby Digital Plus sound technology, along with front-facing speakers. It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. The tablet has onboard storage of 16GB, extendable to 32GB via microSD cards. It comes in either black or white.
The Lenovo A1000 has dual speakers in the front with Dolby's sound tech
All the new Android tablets come with Lenovo Mobile Access, a unique service that allows users to connect instantly “out of the box”. When customers first power up their Lenovo device, they will see an icon indicating Lenovo as their access provider. Without having to set up a special data plan, they can immediately start browsing web pages, accessing their email and sharing content with friends using 3G or Wi-Fi. When the initial Lenovo Mobile Access service expires, users will be prompted with the option to renew their plan or select an alternative service.
The new tablet line will be available worldwide from Q2, 2013. Pricing for the tablets is yet to be announced.
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