Sunday , June 24 2018

Lenovo Confirm Australian pricing and availability of their new Android Tablets


Overnight Lenovo released two magnificent looking Android tablets, the traditional 10.1″ Lenovo Tab 3 Plus and the all new YogoBook. The Tab 3 Plus offers a full premium Android tablet experience whilst the YogaBook is the first clamshell-style Android Tablet/ Laptop hybrid from Lenovo.

 Lenovo Tab 3 ProLenovo YogBook
Screen size10.1-inch10.1-inch
Screen technologyIPS LCDIPS LCD
Resolution2,560 x 1,4401,920 x 1,200
Rear camera13MP8MP
Front camera5MP5MP
ChipsetSnapdragon 652Intel Atom x5 - Z8550
Core config1.8 GHZ x 4 + 1.4 GHz x 42.4 GHz x 4
MicroSDYes, up to 128GBYes, up to 128GB
Battery9,300 mAh8,500 mAh
Battery removable
ConnectorUSB CMicroUSB
Android OSAndroid 6.0Android 6.0
Vendor skinLenovo UILenovo UI
Dimensions179 x 247 x 4.68256.6 x 170.8 x 9.6 mm
  • Gunmetal Grey
  • Champagne Gold
  • Halo Keyboard
  • Real-Pen

Lenovo has confirmed that both models are headed for Australia and will be available from October. The Lenovo Tab 3 Pro will sell for $599 AUD and the YogaBook for $799 AUD, however, we only seem to be getting the LTE version for now. It’s great to see Lenovo embracing the Australian market so early,

If you’re in the market for a premium Android Tablet both of these are definitely worth looking at.

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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Keen to see what bands the Tab 3 Plus supports when it comes out.

Annoying Old Fart
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Annoying Old Fart

Interesting to see Android running on an Intel CPU. Various people have experimented with this (look into RemixOS if you’re waiting for Android on ordinary PCs), but I don’t recall seeing this config shipping from a major manufacturer before.

Daniel Tyson
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Not this config, but Intel CPUs have been used in Android tablets for a while now. All good, official support for X86 came to Android a couple of generations ago. It’s cool.

Daniel Narbett
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Daniel Narbett

However apps like Stan aren’t supported if it’s an Intel chip sadly (at least that’s what they told me when I asked why it wouldn’t install on my Yoga tab 2 pro)

Russell Cook
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Russell Cook

And ASUS have been a big supporter or Intel on Android. Now Intel is pulling back from the mobile market, it’s less likely to be happen and may be a reason to stay away from Intel CPUs on Android.

Phill Edwards
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Phill Edwards

It’s odd that they are releasing these immediately, but the Moto Zs aren’t available in Oz yet.

Russell Cook
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Russell Cook

Interesting on the Tab 3 Pro. Raises a couple of questions (and yes the 8″ would be better for this) about it’s ability to be a phone replacement.

1) Do we know what LTE bands (thinking 28)
2) Can it make phone calls?
3) 13MP camera on a Tablet is good. Any details on OIS, sensor and f rating (better than 2.0 would be ideal)?

Daniel Tyson
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1) Not yet, they’ll release specs for an AU model closer to launch.
2) Probably not.
3) oh you’re one of those people….repeat after me: ”I will not take photos with my tablet” 😉

Russell Cook
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Russell Cook

LOL Sorry Daniel I have a shoulder holster (for my tablet) and I’m not afraid to use it 🙂

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Agreed 8″ would’ve been heaps better. I was looking at their last Gen tablets and was waiting for the refresh. May miss out on the smaller one this time.

Brendan Adams
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Brendan Adams

Argh… are 7″ – 8″ tablets dead?

Ausdroid Reader

I hope not.. I’ve still got my Nexus 7 2nd gen and i love the form factor and it’s still chugging along. just looking for a bit of a performance upgrade. fingers crossed!

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