Mobile World Congress has started and every company that is present is trying to steal the attention of the media. After, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 8, and Huawei its new Ascend P2, it’s time for Lenovo to show off its new devices. The Chinese company has just unveiled three tablets, and as always, the products bring nothing new to the table. The company presented each of the tablets as being something special, but the truth is that there isn’t anything noticeable here. I’m not saying the handsets are awful, they are just dull in every possible way.
The “home entertainment center”. That’s how Lenovo is calling the S6000. Come on, it’s only a tablet. It’s not like you’ve just came up with a super PC alongside a home cinema system. The tablet seems to be disappointing right from the beginning as it comes with a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 IPS display, which is subpar (so much for the entertainment center). The Lenovo S6000 does come with a quad-core CPU clocked at 1. GHz, HSPA+ connectivity, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support. The tablet measures only 8.6 mm in thickness and has 560 grams.
Lenovo seems to follow the trend of these sorts of events as it hasn’t mentioned any more specs. So, we still don’t know the amount of ram featured by the device, neither what version of Android it will be running, things that are pretty important.
If the S6000 will have 2GB of RAM, and if we look at the overall specs, I must admit that it’s not bad at all. However, the display spoils all the fun as 1280 x 800 is too small of a resolution for a 10-incher.
Moving forward to the A3000, the company presents it as a “full performance in a compact package” handset. Needless to say, Lenovo did it again. The A3000 has a pretty small resolution as well, with 1024 x 600 on a 7-inch display. The processor of the Lenovo A3000 is a quad-core too, but clocked at 1.2 GHz this time. Other things you should know about the tablet is that it weights 340 grams, has 11mm in thickness and comes with a microSD card slot. The remaining specs are not mentioned in this case either.
Finally, the last of the three swordless musketeers is the Lenovo A1000, which is titled as the “pocket studio with Dolby”. Yes, you guessed it, this is the worst one. The A1000 has the same display size as the A3000, but the resolution hasn’t been made public yet. I wonder why? If I had to take a wild guess, it’s probably 1024 x 600 because there is no way the company put a higher resolution on its weakest tablet, and a smaller is hard to image, even if it the device belongs to Lenovo, which by the way, it should’ve just kept making laptops, or something else that it’s good at.
Anyway, the Lenovo A1000 sports a dual-core 1.2 GHz MTK processor and Dolby Digital Plus featured by a series of front speakers. It also has 16GB of internal storage which is expandable via microSD card.
All three tablets will be made available for purchase sometime in Q2 2013. The company hasn’t reveal the prices, but it mentioned that the “premium user experience” will be affordable for all customers. Really? Of course they are gonna be chip, because otherwise Lenovo will be selling zero tablets this year.
This has been fun, but I hope that the other companies will come with something better to present at MWC.