Lenovo took the wraps off of its first Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablet a few days ago, the IdeaTab S2109. A few important specs are missing at this point — including the always essential pricing and release date — but a video Lenovo uploaded to YouTube seems to do the tablet justice.
It has a 9.7-inch 4:3 display with IPS technology for wide viewing angles that is surrounded by a unibody shell and gunmetal finish. There’s a 1.3MP camera on the front for video calling and interestingly no camera at all on the back. Personally, I praise Lenovo for taking this route because most people really don’t even use the rear camera on their tablets — but I digress. It also has quad speakers, impressive 10-hour battery life, a micro-SD expansion slot and micro-USB and micro-HDMI ports.
As you can see, there’s quite a bit we don’t know about the S2109 at this point. Nothing is said about processor speed, memory, target market, release date, or pricing. The processor alone can make or break how well a tablet performs and therefore its reputation once it hits the market.
A good pricing strategy is crucial too, especially for players in the Android market having a hard time figuring out why their tablets aren’t selling nearly as well as Apple’s iPad. It doesn’t seem like Lenovo’s latest tablet will be tied to a network contract because 4G LTE and 10-hour battery life is a rare combination, so that’s one definite plus.
It’s best if we wait for Lenovo to release the full specs before we all collectively give the S2109 a yea or nay. It sure looks nice on video, though.