Lenovo announced a line-up of new Android tablets. The portfolio will be available in markets globally from Q2 2013. The range starts with two new A-series tablets, 7â€ť devices. The A1000 is targeted atr first-time tablet buyers and features enhanced audio, while the A3000 offers quad-core processing for speedy performance whether for gaming or web-browsing.
Alongside these models, Lenovo also announced the new 10â€ť S6000, which offers extended I/O options, a larger screen and a slimmer profile. Chen Wenhui, Vice President Lenovo and GM Mobile BU said that Lenovo had noticed that 7â€ť tablets are well accepted, particularly by young, active users who are always on the go. So it has created devices that address these customersâ€™ needs, as well as devices for more demanding gamers and multimedia users.
First up is the S6000, Mobile â€śHome Entertainmentâ€ť Centre. . Powered by the MTK 8389/8125 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, the S6000 shines as a multimedia and gaming tablet fronted by a 10.1â€ť IPS 1280X800 display with a wide, 178-degree viewing angle, micro HDMI port and digital microphone. The S6000 also offers a number of additions to optimize its performance as a connectivity tool for social networkers including optional HSPA+ and a substantial battery that allows for 8+ hours of continuous WiFi web browsing.
Then there is the A3000 which is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core, MTK processor, the A3000 optimizes the user experience for games, video, photo-sharing and web-browsing, offering seamlessly fluid navigation and highly responsive performance. The tablet, which sports an IPS 1024x600 screen, weighs in at 340g and is 11mm thick. Optional 3G HSPA+ support ensures you stay connected. The A1000, aims to be a sound machine with better audio. It has Dolby Digital Plus integrated into the device and large, front-facing speakers that ensure the sound is directed at your ears rather than the floor, the A1000 is perfect for music lovers and those seeking a â€śpocket studioâ€ť for either music or movies. The A1000 runs Android Jelly Bean 4.1 on a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and has on-board storage of up to 16GB, extendable to 32GB with a micro-SD slot.
The newest Android tablets will be rolled out in EMEA from June 2013. Pricing is to be finalised but is likely to range from â‚¬129 to â‚¬299 depending on model and specs.