After announcing their availability as ‘coming in July’ at Google I/O last month, it appears that there’s been a slight delay with US based retailer, BH Photo Video, announcing pre-orders for both the 8″ and 10.1″ versions of the Lenovo Smart Display.
The Lenovo Smart Displays are both available for pre-order – in White and Bamboo colour only, with shipping apparently set to start on September 3rd, and yes you can have them shipped to Australia though a converter will likely be required. The 8″ display is priced at USD$149.99 while the 10.1″ display will set you back USD$229.99.
The smart displays are available in two sizes with the 8″ display clocking a resolution of 1280×800, while the larger 10.1″ display has a 1920×1200 resolution. Powered by a 1.8GHz Snapdragon processor with 2GB of RAM and coming with 4GB of on-board storage, the Smart Displays will include a 5MP front-facing camera (with a manual cover switch for privacy), dual microphones and a 10W speaker for video conferencing
Built on the newly announced Android Things platform, Smart Displays offer a visual reference for Google Assistant replies and apps. The displays can show a number of things including the weather, news and more as we saw at Mobile World Congress when we took them for a spin.
Unfortunately Lenovo Australia hasn’t yet given us any information on when, or if the displays are on their way to Australia. If you want to see more, or pre-order, you can head over to BH Photo Video now and find the 8″ model here, or the 10.1″ model here.