On Tuesday Lenovo (opens in new tab) introduced three new tablets that will launch in May: the TAB A7-50, the TAB A8 and the TAB A10. The 7-inch TAB A7-50 is for consumers on a budget who want the ultimate reading companion on-the-go. The 8-inch TAB A8 is ideal for consuming multimedia on-the-go, and the 10.1-inch TAB A10 is a great productivity tool that can be used anywhere.
"With these latest additions to our tablet portfolio, we've introduced devices that speak directly to each consumer's habits, whether it's enjoying music, reading e-books or watching videos on the go," said Shao Tao, vice president Lenovo and head of Mobile BU." Our Android family of tablets will appeal to users around the world as we've built our products to be highly flexible to serve multiple needs and budgets."
According to the spec sheet, Lenovo's upcoming TAB A7-50 sports a 7-inch capacitive IPS screen with a 1280 x 800 resolution. This screen is backed by a quad-core MediaTek MTK8121 processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, 1 GB of RAM and a 3450 mAh Li-Po battery promising a standby time of up to two weeks.
The tablet also includes 16 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot for up to 32 GB of additional storage, Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, a 5MP camera on the back and a 2MP camera on the front. Android 4.2 "Jelly Bean" is the OS of choice, upgradable to Android KitKat.
Lenovo also plans to sell a watered-down version of this tablet. Called the TAB A7-40, the device will be offered in an Ebony color, only 8 GB of storage, and a single front-facing camera.
Next we have the TAB A8, which has an 8-inch capacitive IPS screen with a 10-point touch input and a 1280 x 800 resolution. Like the previous tablet, this model also packs the MediaTek MTK8121 quad-core SoC clocked at 1.3 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and a microSD card providing up to 32 GB of additional storage.
There's also Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, a 5MP camera on the back and a 2MP camera on the front. All of this is powered by a 4200 mAh Li-Po battery promising up to two weeks standby time. Android 4.2 "Jelly Bean" is also the OS of choice for this model too.
Finally, we have the TAB A10 tablet, providing a 10.1-inch IPS screen with a ten-point touch input and a 1280 x 800 resolution. Surprisingly, this tablet sports the same processor, memory, storage options and cameras as the previous two models. The only difference seems to be the obvious physical size, and the type of battery: a 6340 mAh Li-Po with a standby time of up to 50 hours.
"Lenovo's latest A-series tablet family is designed to meet the demands of today's young, active users who are always on the go, and have lifestyle requirements that are as diverse as their own personalities," added Tao.
Shipping in May, the Lenovo TAB A7-50 and TAB A7-40 will start at $129. The Lenovo TAB A8 will start at $179, and the Lenovo TAB A10 will start at $249. The Lenovo TAB A10 may also be purchased with the optional Bluetooth keyboard at $299.