The Mobile World Congress is getting more exciting every day, thanks to the ambitious manufacturers who keep us busy with their new announcements. Lenovo is also a part of them, with its newly-announced Jellybean tablets, the Lenovo S6000, A3000 and A1000.
Lenovo S6000 is the biggest of the bunch, with screen of 10.1 inches diagonal. It’s also the beefiest of the trio, touting a 1,2GHz quad-core MediaTek MTK 8389/8125 processor. Its screen has a resolution of 1280×800 pixels, which just doesn’t make it for a high-ender anymore, but let’s face it: the S6000 is not trying to compete with the top-end 10-inchers, is it? The screen is said to offer 178-degree viewing angle, which should please many users. The Lenovo S6000 also has some great connectivity features: HSPA+, WiFi, microHDMI port and Bluetooth are all part of the deal. It’s only 8,6mm thick and weighs 560g. Its battery allows 8 hours of continuous Web browsing through WiFi, as the manufacturer suggests.
The Lenovo A3000 is aiming for the top spot of the 7-inch range. It features a 7-inch display with resolution of 1024×600 pixels, 1,2GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, various storage options and a microSD card slot for memory expansion. According to Lenovo, this player is optimized for games and multimedia, thus making for a great entertainment gadget. There’s an optional HSPA+ model for those that want Internet on-the-go. The slate weighs less than 340g, and is 11mm thick, notably thicker than its 10–inch brother.
Last but not least, here comes the Lenovo A1000, the lowest-ranked tablet of the bunch. It too features a 7-inch display like the A3000, but the other specs has shrunk down a bit. Take the processor for example, the A1000 features a 1,2GHz dual-core unit, instead of the quad-core beast found on its brother, but nevertheless, it’s suited for a different group of users. That said, this tablet has Dolby Digital Plus audio enhancements, providing superb audio experience. That, plus having the speakers on the front side, should please even the pickiest audiophiles out there. It has 16GB on-board storage, plus a microSD card slot offering up to 32GB expansion. The tablet runs on Android 4.1 Jellybean, which is not the latest Android version, but still, it’s more than enough for most of the customers.
The pricing and availability of these slates is still a topic to be further discussed, but they should be released in Q2 2013. The tablets should’t come to steep, as they are not flagships after all.
Here’s the full press announcement of the Lenovo S6000, A3000 and A1000:
BARCELONA – February 24, 2013: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced a line-up of new Android tablets, offering configurations and form factors to match consumer needs for both ultra-portable tablets and multimedia performers. The portfolio, which also boasts unique connectivity features, will be available starting in the second quarter 2013.
The range starts with two new A-series tablets, seven-inch devices, designed for optimal mobility while still packing a performance punch. The A1000 is ideal for 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 10–inch S6000, which offers extended I/O options, a large, vibrant screen and a super-slim profile that looks sophisticated and elegant, whether the user is web-surfing in the coffee shop or enjoying movies and games at home.
“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