Sunday , August 20 2017

Lenovo has a new range of Android tablets coming this year

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Lenovo has announced a new range of Android tablets at Mobile World Congress this week, announcing three new tablets in 7, 8 and 10-inch sizes, called the TAB3 7 and TAB3 8 and TAB3 10 Business.

As the name suggests, the 10″ model is aimed at the business market, with the 7″ and 8″ models aimed at the family market. Lenovo is pre-loading Android 6.0 on all three tablets, with the Tab3 7 and Tab 3 8 both getting Kid Mode and Multi-User support, while the Tab3 10 comes with Android For Work support which offers an array of security and encryption options.

Lenovo is powering the three tablets with Mediatek processors, with the Tab3 10 clocked at 1.3GHz, while the Tab3 7 and Tab3 8 gets a slightly slower 1GHz clock speed. All three will have Dolby Atmos speakers and come with microSD card slots making for a great media experience and come in Wi-Fi and LTE models, though support for Australian LTE bands is limited and we’ve traditionally not seen the LTE models released in Australia.

Full specs for the tablets:

TAB3 7 TAB3 8 TAB3 10
Display: 7″ 1024 x 600 resolution IPS Display 8″ HD 1280 x 800 resolution IPS Adaptive Display 10.1″ FHD (1920×1080) IPS display with Scratch-proof Corning Gorilla Glass
Processor:
MediaTek™ 1.0 GHz Quad-Core, 64-bit
MediaTek™ 1.3 GHz Quad-Core, 64-bit
RAM: 1GB 1GB/2GB 2GB/3GB
Storage:
16GB with MicroSD Card slot
Cameras:
5MP Rear camera with Auto-Focus and 2MP Fixed Focus Front Facing camera
8MP Rear camera with Auto-Focus and 5MP Fixed Focus Front Facing camera
Radios:
  • 2G Network1: B 2/3/5/8
  • 3G Network: B 1/8
  • 4G Network: B 1/3/7/8/20
TDD/FDD
Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio and NFC
OS:
Android 6.0
Battery: 3450 mAh 4290 mAh 7000 mAh
Dimensions: 100x191x8.8 (WxHxD) @ 260g 125x210x8.9 (WxHxD) @ 329g 171x247x8.9 (WxHxD) @ 509g

The Tab3 7 will be available in Slate Black, Polar White, Sakura Pink and Aqua Blue, while the Tab3 8 will come in Slate Black and Polar White. For the Tab3 10 you’ll have many choices as long as the choice is Slate Black.

Lenovo has announced pricing for the tablets in Europe where the Tab3 7 will sell starting from €119, while the Tab3 8 will start from €149 with both tablets launching in June. The Tab3 10 hasn’t been priced as yet. Lenovo Australia hasn’t announced plans for the three tablets so we’ll have to wait until mid-year to find out more.

 

Daniel Tyson   Editor

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

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