At MWC 2013, Lenovo has announced three budget tablets, the A1000, the A3000 and the S6000. All the three tablets will be available starting Q2 2013. No pricing details have been unveiled, but the company says the tablets will be priced very aggressively. All the tablets will run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and are expected to be IdeaTab branded.
To start with, the Lenovo A1000 boasts of a 7-inch display. The resolution is unknown but information on the Internet suggests that it will 1024x600 pixel. Under the hood, a 1.2GHz dual-core MediaTek processor powers the device. It has 16GB built-in storage expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card. The speaker is placed on the front of the device and it boasts of Dolby Digital Plus, a feature we have seen on Lenovo IdeaPhone S560. You can read our in-depth review of the smartphone here.
The Lenovo A3000 also has a 7-inch display with a 1024x600 pixel resolution. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and has 16GB built-in storage expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card. The A3000 doesn’t support Dolby Digital Plus like the A1000. The A3000 is 11mm thick and weighs a mere 340gms. The A3000 will be available in both Wi-Fi only and 3G Wi-Fi models.
The Lenovo S6000 looks to be the big daddy of the three tablets launched. It has a 10.1-inch IPS display with a 1280x800 pixel resolution, 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek processor and will also be available in Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi 3G. The S6000 is 8.6mm thin and weighs a mere 560 grams.
If Lenovo is targeting the budget tablet consumer with the launch of these tablets, it isn’t the first. We have seen Acer launch the Iconia B1 recently in India (check out our review). Acer became the first international brand to launch a budget tablet in India to take on the likes of the iberry Auxus CoreX2 3G, Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite, WickedLeak Wammy Desire and more.