The MWC 2013 tech show has began and Lenovo, the leading PC manufacturer in the world has brought the spirit in the spectators. Lenovo has kicked off its tablet lineup for this year by launching three budget oriented mid-range Android tablets.
Lenovo has unwrapped A1000 and A3000 - 7 inch offerings and S6000, which is a 10 inch tablet. It is claimed by the company that these tablets boast unique connectivity features.
Have a look at the specifications of these tablets below.
A1000 sports a 7 inch display of unknown resolution (speculated to be 1024 x 600 pixels), 1.2GHz dual core MediaTek processor, 16GB internal storage, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. The tablet is also loaded with features including Dolby Digital Audio - to enhance the quality of audio output. Hence, A1000 is perfect for music enthusiasts seeking entertainment related features. Moreover, the tablet will come in white and black color variants.
Measuring 340 grams and 11mm in thickness, A3000 houses a 7 inch IPS display with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, 1.2GHz quad core MediaTek processor, micro SD card slot supporting up to 64GB additional storage, optional 3G HSPA+ support, Wi-Fi and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. Further, the tablet is speculated to have 16GB or 32GB onboard storage and it comes with Dolby Digital Audio as in A1000. Also, A3000 offers superior performance in terms of games, video, photo-sharing and web-browsing.
Lenovo S6000 is a powerful offering sporting a 10.1 inch IPS display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, 178 degree viewing angle, 1.2GHz quad core MediaTek 8389 processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, micro HDMI port, optional HSPA+, a substantial battery with over 8 hours of backup on Wi-Fi and an ultra slim form factor with 8.6mm thickness and a weight of around 560 grams.
Lenovo Mobile Access
All the three Android tablets come with Lenovo Mobile Access - a service, which allows consumers to stay connected. When the service expires, users will be prompted to easily renew their subscription.
Pricing & Availability
As of now, there is no word on the pricing of these tablets, however, the company has claimed that they will be made available on a global scale from Q2 2013.
Can Lenovo Outdo Apple and Samsung?
Undoubtedly, Lenovo is not the only one to manufacture tablets. There are other brands as well who are also offering their tablet devices. The market dominators - Apple and Samsung have also come with killer devices both in the 7 inch and 10 inch segments.
Moreover, the share of Apple tablets have seen a slight drop in 2012, which could also help Lenovo outdo the Cupertino tech giant. It is to be noted that at the very same MWC 2013 event, Samsung has come up with Android based Galaxy Note 8.0, hence, Lenovo could be facing a tough competition.
However, Lenovo could capture a significant portion of the market share this year as it focuses on the competitive pricing of its offerings. It all depends on the pricing of Lenovo A1000, A3000 and S6000 to decide the success of the company's Android tablet lineup against market leaders - Apple and Samsung.