You don’t want to have too many certainties before a big show like CES or MWC, but, given last month’s Vegas experience, we were expecting plenty of upsized phones and budget-friendly tablets at Barcelona.
And so far, everything goes according to “plan”. Lenovo for instance has already shown off no less than three cheap slates – the IdeaTab A1000, A3000 and S6000. All come with on-board Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but have little else in common.
The A1000 is the most modest member of the new family, sporting a 7-inch 1,024 x 600 pix res display, a 1.2 GHz dual-core MediaTek CPU, 16 GB of on-board memory and microSD support. The A3000 takes things up a notch, even if it features the same lackluster panel.
The 1.2 GHz processor inside this mid-ranger comes with four active cores, there’s optional 3G to spice things up, while the design is a lot more premium-looking.
As for the IdeaPad S6000, that’s not exactly an iPad killer, but is no pushover either, packing a 10.1-inch 1,280 x 800 pix res display, a quad-core 1.2 GHz CPU and a beefy battery capable of eight hours of continuous use.
Lenovo hasn’t mentioned any numbers yet, but the three tabs are to be “aggressively priced” once they come out (in Q3 2013), which sounds promising.
Via [Android Authority]