MWC 2013: Hands-on with the Lenovo S6000 tablet

As we reported yesterday, Lenovo announced three brand new Android tablets at Mobile World Congress 2013: the S6000, A3000, and A1000. The tablets are high-end, mid-range, and low-end, respectably. We have a hands-on right here with the beast of the bunch, the Lenovo S6000.

For some review on specs, the S6000 features a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, a 10.1-inch 1280×800 resolution display with IPS technology, 8 hours of battery life on WiFi (there’s an optional HSPA+ model as well), a 5MP rear camera and 0.5MP front camera, and it runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It has a fairly slim 8.6 mm profile and at 560 grams, it’s pretty light too.

The front, aside from the larger display, has a similar look to that of the BlackBerry PlayBook. Let’s just hope for Lenovo’s sake it ends up being more successful than that flop. Speaking of the display, it has great viewing angles thanks to that in-plane switching (IPS) tech mentioned earlier.

The build quality isn’t superb, but that’s to be expected. While the S6000 is at the top-end of the three tablets announced, they are all meant to be affordable and with affordability does come sacrifices.

For your own glimpse at the Lenovo S6000 tablet, here’s our full hands-on gallery at MWC 2013.

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