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
|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)
|Resolution||QHD 2560 x 1600 299 ppi
|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
||Up to 128 MB|
|Connectivity||WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac Dual band with MIMO
GPG/ GLONASS/ Beidou
LTE (bands dependent on SKU)
|WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz
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.