Lenovo has officially announced two new Android tablets earlier today. Part of the new Android-powered Yoga tablet line-up (the company although has been using the same branding for notebooks), the tablets will go on sale starting later today in the US.
Packed in a magazine inspired design, the new Yoga tablets come with 8-inch and 10-inch displays, which feature 1280x800p resolution. The tablets are powered by 1.2GHz MT8125 quad-core processor (MT8389 quad-core processors for 3G models), and include 1GB of RAM, Android 4.2.2, kickstand and 16/ 32GB of internal storage. In addition, the tablets sport huge batteries, which can last 16-18 hours, claims Lenovo.
“Watching and discovering that people frequently use tablets in three main ways allowed us to break the mold on the current ‘sea of sameness’ designs, giving them a better way to read, browse, watch and interact with content,” said Liu Jun, senior vice president and president, Lenovo Business Group, Lenovo.
The company has also roped in Ashton Kutcher as their brand ambassador cum product engineer, who reportedly will work with Lenovo’s engineering teams around the world to develop and market the Yoga line of tablets by providing input and decision-making into design, specifications, software and usage scenarios.
“As consumers’ continue to demand innovative multimode designs we’re thrilled to have Ashton Kutcher on board with us to help further develop the immersive and complementary hardware and rich content experience,” Jun added.
Lenovo Yoga tablet features
- Android 4.2.2
- 8-inch 1280x800p display/ 10-inch 1280x800p IPS display
- 1.2GHz MT8125 Cortex-A7 quad-core processor (MT8389 quad-core processors for 3G models)
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB/ 32GB, micro SD expansion slot, allowing up to 64 GB of total storage
- Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, optional 3G in select countries
- 5 MP auto focus rear camera plus an additional front camera
- Optional Bluetooth keyboard for the 10-inch model (costs $69)
Pricing for US: 8-inch version has been priced at $249 while 10-inch version will go for $299
There is no word on release in other markets but it is said to be launching in Australia next week.