Lenovo used Mobile World Congress to unveil three new Android tablets that hit the high-end, the entry-level and everything in between.
The most interesting of the bunch is the S6000, which is being marketed as a “home entertainment center.” It features a MTK 8389/8125 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 10.1-inch IPS 1280X800 display with a wide, 178-degree viewing angle and optional HSPA+ connectivity. It’s also slim for a tablet (8.6mm thick) and lightweight (560g). Despite its size, the S6000 includes a beefy battery that’ll deliver 8 hours of continuous WiFi web browsing. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
One step below the S6000 is the A3000, a 7-inch tablet that competes with the Nexus 7. The A3000 shares the same 1.2GHz quad-core, MTK processor as the S6000, but it is slightly thicker (11mm) than its bigger brother. Weighing in at 340g, the A3000 has an IPS 1024×600 screen and optional HSPA+ for mobile broadband junkies. It also runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Last but not least is the A1000, which is Lenovo’s entry-level model that is designed for music lovers. It supports Dolby Digital Plus and has large, front-facing speakers . The A1000 includes a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 7-inch display , onboard storage of up to 16GB, microSD expansion up to 32GB and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean..
All three tablets will go on sale starting in Q2 2013. Pricing varies per market and will be announced closer to launch.