Lenovo is releasing a new thin, light and affordable tablet, the S5000. Coming in with a heighth of 7.9mm and a weight of 246 grams, the S5000 is one of the slimmest tablets out there. Its stylish chrome bezels give the unit a futuristic look, and the 7-inch 1280 x 800 screen provides a 178 degree wide viewing angle.
Lenovo’s S5000 runs on Android 4.2, and rocks a Quad-Core MediaTek 8389 processor running at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 5MP rear facing camera and a 1.6 front-facing snapper. Some of the units tout 3G HSPA+ connectivity, and a huge 3,450mAh battery allows for many hours of battery life.
While this may not be the most powerful tablet out there right now, Lenovo is shooting for performance and affordability with this entry. Still no word on pricing and availability, but we’ll surely see this tablet roll out for the holiday season, if not before.
Press release follows below.
Lenovo Wraps Style and Intelligence into New Smartphone and Tablet
Latest PC Plus products combine elegant hardware with trendsetting photo capabilities and sharp screens
Vibe X smartphone, the newest member of Lenovo’s premium smartphone portfolio, packs twin camera technology and amazingly brilliant display into sleek package
S5000 tablet takes thin and light mobility experience to new level
BERLIN, GERMANY –September 5, 2013:Lenovo(HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today at the 2013 IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin announced the latest additions to its PC Plus portfolio: the Lenovo Vibe X smartphone, the newest member of Lenovo’s premium smartphone portfolio, and the ultra mobile Lenovo S5000 tablet. Both devices combine a sleek design with intelligent performance and a vibrant viewing experience.
Additionally, the remarkably thin and light Vibe X smartphone uniquely sports powerful front and rear cameras and a high resolution beveled edge glass display, while the S5000 makes its mark as one of the industry’s slimmest and lightest premium seven-inch tablets available. Those who crave style and function will appreciate the devices’ laser-engraved fabric-feel surface on the back covers and their attractive side chrome accents.
Lenovo Vibe X: Ready to Capture Life’s Precious Moments
The Lenovo Vibe X smartphone comes encased in style with a premium polycarbonate body and an advanced mold, laser-engraved 3D tactile finish. Its slim, featherweight frame continues its focus on premium design by measuring just 6.9mm, as thin as a pencil, and it weighs in at less than other smartphones its size – just 121 grams (0.26 lbs), about the weight of five AA batteries. The dazzling five-inch 20/20 Vision display1 boasts a 1920×1080 full HD resolution, an IPS panel for wide-viewing angles and ultra-sharp 440 pixels per inch (PPI). The 20/20 Vision Display sits under a scratch resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 screen beveled at the edges.
The Lenovo Vibe X packs two advanced cameras to capture great-looking photos and videos. The front-facing camera offers one of the highest megapixels in the market today, at five megapixel (MP), and together with a wide-angle 84° lens, effortlessly captures high-quality self-portraits. Users can also use pinch-to-zoom gestures easily and effectively to adjust their shots. It also includes a built-in software editor to help enhance facial features. The 13MP auto-focus rear-facing camera comes enhanced with a back-illuminated sensor for sharper images and also has an LED flash.
The Vibe X comes preloaded with a full-featured photo application that gives users a fresh way to view and organize pictures, including creating unique custom tags or folders, as well as fun and fresh display arrangements on the screen. Users can also create puzzles and customize specific games from the photos. The camera application makes it easy to choose custom settings and filters, as well as edit and share any photo or video instantly.
The Lenovo Vibe X runs on the Android™ 4.2 operating system and on a Quad-Core MTK 6589T 1.5GHz processor for advanced performance to enjoy the latest games, apps and videos. With 2GB of memory and 16GB of internal storage, users can download and install dozens of apps, listen to hundreds of music tracks and snap thousands of digital photos.
Additionally, Lenovo continues to refine its smartphone portfolio by updating its popular premium Lenovo K900 smartphone2 with several new features including choices of new colors in either black or orange as well as storage options of 16GB or 32GB.
S5000 Tablet: Stay Mobile, Stay Stylish, Stay Connected
Measuring just 7.9 mm, the S5000 is one of the slimmest tablets in the market. It weighs in at just 246 grams (0.54 lbs), nearly one-fifth lighter than many of the premium tablets being sold today. Inside this thin and light frame resides plenty of horsepower, starting with a seven-inch 1280×800 resolution, 350 nit brightness and full HD wide-viewing angle display to make it easy to share photos and videos with family and friends.
The S5000 camera gives tablet users an ideal high-definition photo experience. The 1.6MP front-facing camera boasts a sharp high definition experience for crystal clear video chatting while the rear-facing 5.0MP camera takes quality photos and videos and can also scan QR codes and capture photos from long distances.
The S5000 tablet runs on the Android 4.2 operating system (Jelly Bean) and on a Quad-Core Media Tek 8389 1.2 GHz processor and features optional 3G HSPA+ connectivity3. The S5000 relies on its “On the Go” USB port for storage expansion or charging other devices and 3450mAh battery for up to eight hours of non-stop WiFi web browsing or six hours of HD video viewing to keep up with the demands of mobile users.
Lenovo Smart Apps for Secure Sharing and Saving
The Lenovo Vibe X and S5000 come preloaded with custom applications that allow users to conveniently share photos, videos, and documents, protect their device from malicious software, as well as backup and restore important data. On the Lenovo Vibe X, users can also launch the preloaded Facebook app enhanced with additional screensaver and notification functions.
“Lenovo continues to bring head-turning innovations to the PC Plus marketplace with the Lenovo Vibe X smartphone’s uncompromising hardware design, its rich display and memory-making camera technologies,” said Wayne Chen, vice president and general manager, mobile business unit, Lenovo. “Along with the S5000 tablet, these carefully crafted devices unleash a powerful blend of beautiful and smart technology to improve people’s lives.”
Pricing and Availability4
The Lenovo Vibe X smartphone will be available in China starting in October and in countries where Lenovo smartphones are sold beginning in December. The Vibe X smartphone is not for sale in Europe. The K900 smartphone in black and orange with 16GB/32GB storage is available beginning immediately in China and will be available later this year in countries where smartphones are available. The S5000 tablet will be available in 4Q 2013.
For additional information on all products being announced at IFA in Berlin, see www.lenovo.com/multimode.
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Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$34 billion personal technology company – the largest PC maker in the world and an emerging PC Plus leader – serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the Company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo, a global Fortune 500 company, has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see www.lenovo.com.
1 20/20 Vision Display includes devices with an extremely high pixel density of 440 PPI or higher, giving users an extremely sharp and detailed picture.
2The K900 black and orange versions will be available outside of China later this year. Pricing and availability in specific markets will be announced at a later date.
33G HSPA+ connectivityonly available in select countries. Not available in the U.S.
4 Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without notice and is tied to specific terms and conditions. Reseller prices may vary. Price does not include all advertised features. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice.