Mobile World Congress has seen a lot of announcements this week and Lenovo too has announced some new products with new tablets, as well as a new pocket projector, all of which should be heading down under.
There’s three tablets announced as well as the pocket projector, with two Android tablets, as well as a slate running Windows 8.1. The Android Tablets come in two sizes, the 8″ entry level Tab 2 A8, and the higher end Tab 2 A10-70.
Both tablets rock a full sound experience with Lenovo providing Dolby Atmos sound when enjoying movies. Tab 2 A10-70 has a particularly impressive multi-speaker sound bar on the rear with an interesting speaker grill running across the top of the tablet at the rear.
The Tablets are powered by 64-bit Quad-Core Mediatek processors and while the 8″ tablet runs Android Lollipop out of the box, the 10″ Tab 2 A10-70 will arrive with KitKat but update to Lollipop around June. In a new move from Lenovo, they’ve taken a leaf out of Motorola’s book and dropped the Lenovo UI, with all Lenovo Android 5.0 tablets moving towards a stock Android experience, and this includes tablets updating from KitKat to Lollipop.
The tablet specs are pretty decent with some lovely bright, vivid displays that look to be perfect for viewing media, especially when paired with the Dolby Atmos sound, and the fairly decent battery life on both tablets is also a bonus. In terms of materials, both tablets have a lovely feel to them and are relatively light weight, although the 10″ tablet is getting up there weighing in at just over 500 grams.
|Lenovo TAB 2 A8||Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70|
|Screen:||8-inch HD IPS; capacitive touchscreen; 5-point multitouch||10.1-inch FHD IPS; capacitive touchscreen; 10-point multitouch|
|Processor:||MediaTek® MT8161 64-bit 1.3GHz quad-core||MediaTek® MT8165 64-bit 1.5GHz quad-core|
|RAM:||1GB LPDDR3 RAM||2GB LPDDR3 RAM|
|Storage:||8GB or 16GB eMMC; up to 32GB microSD||16GB eMMC; up to 64GB microSD|
|Cameras:||5MP auto-focus rear camera; 2MP fixed-focus front camera||8MP auto-focus rear camera; 5MP fixed-focus front camera|
|Sound:||2x front-facing speakers with Dolby Atmos®; 3.5mm audio jack||Multi-speaker sound bar with Dolby Atmos®; 3.5mm audio jack|
|Connectivity:||Dual Band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n + 5GHz 802.11a)
and Bluetooth 4.0
|Dual Band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n + 5GHz 802.11a)
and Bluetooth 4.0
|Battery:||4290mAh; up to 8 hours||7000mAh; up to 15.5 hours|
|OS:||Android 5.0 Lollipop||Android 4.4 KitKat
(includes free upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop, expected in June 2015)
|Dimensions:||125 x 210 x 8.9 mm @ 360 grams||171mm x 247mm x 8.9 mm @ 509 grams|
|Accessories:||Optional Keyboard Folio Case accessory with removable keyboard|
Tab 2 A8
Tab 2 A10-70
The Tab 2 A8 has been announced in Pearl White, Ebony, Midnight Blue and Neon Pink, while the Tab 2 A10-70 will come in Pearl White or Midnight Blue. Both size tablets are arriving in Australia in the near future but Lenovo are confirming pricing and colour options at the moment and we expect to have announcements on this quite soon.