Tuesday , October 24 2017

Lenovo announce a trio of YOGA 3 Tablets

Yoga Tab 3 Pro_02

Lenovo has announced the third generation of their YOGA series Android tablets, this year sans Ashton Kutcher’s engineering prowess. The devices remain faithful to the previous designs of the YOGA line, with the now signature kickstand and “magazine” end. When we reviewed the YOGO Tab 2 Dan gave it a positive review so we are defiantly glad top see that Lenovo is continuing to iterate on the YOGA series.

The Yoga series comes in three models, a Pro, as well as more standard 8″ and 10.1″ models. The YOGA Tab 3 Pro is a 10.1″ multimedia LTE Tablet incorporating a built in 70″ projector, Intel Atom processor and 2GB RAM for starters. The YOGA Tab 3 includes both an 8″ and 10.1″ model, WiFi and LTE variants, all with Snapdragon 210 processors – that’s not a typo – and 1GB RAM. Both come with expandable storage and a standard, but different, array of connectivity. See below for the full specs.

YOGA Tab 3 Pro YOGA Tab 3, 10″ YOGA Tab 3 8″
Dimensions 247mm x 179mm x 4.68mm

665g

253mm x 185mm x 9.5 ~ 3.5mm

655g (WiFi model)

665g (LTE model)

210mm x 146mm 7.0 ~3mm

466g (WiFi model)

472 (LTE model)

Screen size 10.1″ 8″ 10.1″
Resolution QHD 2560 x 1600 299 ppi

IPS LCD

HD 1280 x 800
Processor Intel Atom x 5-Z8500 Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 Processor
Memory 16/ 32 GB internal storage

2GB LPDDR3 RAM

16GB internal storage

1GB RAM

MicroSD expansion
Up to 128 MB
Battery 10200mAh 8400mAh 6230mAh
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac Dual band with MIMO

Bluetooth 4.0

GPG/ GLONASS/ Beidou

LTE (bands dependent on SKU)

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz

Bluetooth 4.0

GPG/ GLONASS/ Beidou

LTE -LTE models only (bands dependent on SKU)

Camera 13 MP Auto Focus – rear facing
5 MP Fixed Focus – front facing
8 MP Rotatable Auto Focus Camera
Sound 4 Front-facing JBL Speakers with Dolby Atmos Dolby Atmos
Ports 3.5mm audio, Micro USB
Projector 70″ in-built media projector None
OS Android™ 5.1 Lollipop

Whilst the YOGA Tab 3 Pro model has some very drool worth specs the YOGA Tab 3 with only 1GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 210 processor may find itself a little underpowered. We will be trying to get out hands on these devices and will be passing on our impressions.

Overall the YOGA Tab range of tablets are well built and generally user-friendly. These are the first YOGA devices to be released since Motorola joined with Lenovo, it will be interesting to see if the Moto style of minimal and thoughtful changes to the Base Android OS finds it’s way into the YOGA Tab lineup.

Australian availability and pricing is unknown at this stage. Dan and Jason are on the show floor at IFA 2015 and will be bringing you their first-hand impressions along with any local release information we can ascertain.

How do the new YOGA Tab 3’s stack up in your book? Let us know in the comments.

 
Source: Lenovo.

Duncan Jaffrey   Journalist

Duncan has been interested in technology since coding "Mary had a little Lamb" in Basic on his ZX Spectrum. A fan of all things Android, most days you'll find Duncan trawling the web for Android news or quietly editing away on Map Maker.

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Daniel Narbett
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I bought the Yoga 2 Pro 13″ tablet four or five months ago – it’s mostly excellent. Sound and *huge* screen are great, kick-stand is surprisingly useful. And the projector is a nice toy, though it’s not really bright enough to use in most settings. The only real gripe is a bizarre bug where playing Google Play Movies quite quickly fills up the ‘Misc’ category of device memory storage and can’t be deleted, which means if you’re committed to watching Play Movies you’ve got to do a full device reset every few weeks. Myself I’ve just switched to watching movies… Read more »
Greg
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Greg

Just bought a second hand nexus 7 2013 on ebay. Still the best android tablet (no longer) available.

Why isn’t it possible to make an even half decent android tablet these days?

Duncan_J
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Duncan_J

I’ve been awaiting the an update to the Shield tablet, then I can be disappointed that it isn’t released here.

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