+ Friday October 18th, 2019

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 A8Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70
Screen:8-inch HD IPS; capacitive touchscreen; 5-point multitouch10.1-inch FHD IPS; capacitive touchscreen; 10-point multitouch
Processor:MediaTek® MT8161 64-bit 1.3GHz quad-coreMediaTek® MT8165 64-bit 1.5GHz quad-core
Storage:8GB or 16GB eMMC; up to 32GB microSD16GB eMMC; up to 64GB microSD
Cameras:5MP auto-focus rear camera; 2MP fixed-focus front camera8MP auto-focus rear camera; 5MP fixed-focus front camera
Sound:2x front-facing speakers with Dolby Atmos®; 3.5mm audio jackMulti-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 hours7000mAh; up to 15.5 hours
OS:Android 5.0 LollipopAndroid 4.4 KitKat
(includes free upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop, expected in June 2015)
Dimensions:125 x 210 x 8.9 mm @ 360 grams171mm 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.

Source: Lenovo - Tab 2 A10-70, and Lenovo - Tab 2 A8.

Daniel Tyson  


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.

Dan's dedication to Ausdroid is without question, and he has represented us at some of the biggest international events in our industry including Google I/O, Mobile World Congress, CES and IFA.

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Frank Augustyn
Frank Augustyn

Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70. I’m looking for a low priced hi spec 10″ tablet and have read several very good reviews on this one but still can’t find this tablet in Australia. Any news on when it’s coming and who will have it?


Lenovo Atmos still reminds me of the The Sontaran Stratagem every time I hear about it.

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