If Lenovo’s recently unveiled Yoga 8 and 10 Android tablets failed to impress you with their unusual designs, productivity gifts and hefty batteries, maybe you’ll prefer something a little more on the conventional side of things.
Meet the A5500/A7600 duo, approved by both America’s FCC and China’s Tenaa and thus most definitely prepped for a February announcement at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress. The two are likely to join the IdeaPad family of budget-conscious slates, though without knowing all their specs, it’s difficult to guess the exact price tags.
Wi-Fi and optional 3G connectivity are sure bets for the pair, as are 8-inch IPS panels with 1,280 x 800 pixels resolution and quad-core 1.3 GHz MediaTek CPUs. Odds are they’ll also support voice calls (yeah, holding an 8-inch slab of silicon next to one’s ear is always a good idea), but it’s unclear exactly why there are two models, with two very different codenames.
Since they deliver roughly identical results at GFX Bench, no CPU, GPU or RAM distinctions are in store, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean runs the software show across the board, so either they’ll look different on the outside, or just target various markets.
Either way, if Lenovo prices them at $200 tops (with 3G), the A5500 and A7600 are to keep an eye on. If not, we’re back to square one: the Yoga 8 and 10.
Via [Phone Arena]