Lenovo has announced a new line-up of Android tablets at the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The tablets – Lenovo A1000, A3000, and S6000 – will be available in 2nd quarter (April-June) across the world.
The Lenovo A1000 will be an affordable option aimed at first-time tablet buyers while the A3000 offers quad-core processor for speedy performance.
Alongside these models, Lenovo has also announced the new 10-inch S6000. It is powered by the Mediatek MTK 8389/8125 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and has a 10.1-inch IPS 1280X800 display with 178-degree viewing angle, micro HDMI port and digital microphone.
The Lenovo S6000 also offers optional HSPA+ (3G) and a battery with claimed usage of more than 8 hours. The tablet has a slim 8.6mm profile and weighs 560 grams only.
The Lenovo A3000 is also powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core, MTK processor and sports a 7 inch IPS display with 1024×600 screen. It weighs less than 340 grams and is 11mm thick. The tablet has extendable memory slot of up to 64 GB. And also get optional 3G HSPA+ support.
The Lenovo A1000, which is the cheapest among the three, comes with Dolby Digital Plus surround sound and large, front-facing speakers. The Lenovo A1000 runs Android Jelly Bean 4.1 on a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and has on-board storage of up to 16 GB. However, one can expand its memory by up to 32 GB using a micro-SD card.
All the three tablets will come with Lenovo Mobile Access, which is basically a 3G data service that allows users to connect to the network instantly. 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 HSPA+ 3G access or through WiFi according to their specific configuration. When the initial Lenovo Mobile Access service expires users will be prompted with the option to easily renew their plan or select an alternative service.
Currently, the Lenovo Mobile Access service is not available in India.
Lenovo has also announced that the tablets will be competitively priced.