Lenovo, the China-based company that acquired Motorola Mobility from Google for $2.91 billion in January, has introduced four new affordable Android-powered tablets with displays measuring between 7 and 10 inches diagonally.
With the new devices Lenovo aims to refresh their A-series line-up. Just like their predecessors the recently-announced Lenovo A7-30, A7-50, A8, and A10 are Android-powered budget tablets with somewhat similar technical specifications.
The Lenovo A7-30 features a 7-inch screen screen and a quad-core processor of unknown provenance, support for SIM cards and Dolby-enhanced dual-front speakers. Fortunately, the Chinese PC giant provided more details about the technical specifications of the Lenovo A7-50. The slate sports a 7-inch almost-HD (1024 x 600) screen, quad-core 1.3 GHz MT8382 (which might be shared with the A7-30), 8 GB of native storage, 3,500 mAh battery, 2 MP rear-mounted camera, VGA user-facing shooter, Bluetooth 4.0, and WiFi b/g/n. Lenovo also mentioned there’s a WiFi+3G variant of the A7-50.
On the other hand, the Lenovo A8 and A10 come with similar hardware components but different displays as follows: the A8 packs an 8-inch screen with 1208 x 800 resolution, while A10 has a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 resolution. Both devices will be available with quad-core 1.3 GHz MTK 8121 or MTK 8382 processors, 5 MP primary camera, 2 MP secondary camera, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0. Both tablets will be available with WiFi-only or WiFi+3G.
Lenovo A8 packs a 4,200 mAh battery, while the bigger A10 is powered by a 6,340 mAh cell.
While the technical specifications won’t attract to many customers, the pricing of the new Lenovo tablets might. The cheaper one will definitely be the A7-30, but Lenovo failed to mention its price. The A7-50 price will start from £99.99 ($166) in the UK, the A8 will cost as low as £139.99 ($233), while the Lenovo A10 is the most expensive starting from £169.99 ($283).
The China-based company revealed that A7-30, A7-50, A8, and A10 will become available in select markets in Q2 2013. There’s no information whether the four tablets will debut in the US, but if they do expect them to be cheaper than in the UK.