Lenovo to launch a range of much cheaper Android tablets, A-series, priced between $129 to $249.
Revealing the Tab A-series that will be shipping next month, the company said that the new series has tablets with screen sizes ranging between seven to ten inches. These tablets are not only designed for Internet surfing but also for home entertainment. Apart from a variation in sizes of display and their weights, most tablets introduced in the A-series are identical in their features.
Tab A7-50, is the cheapest among the entire series, weighing only three hundred and twenty grams and priced at $129. While, tab A8 weighs about 360 grams and its price starts at $179. A much heavier is the Tab A10 weighing 560 grams with a much larger battery that allows you to browse for as long as eight hours over Wi-Fi.
The tablets have high resolution screens that allows a resolution of up to 1280×800 pixels. Tablets will ship with Android 4.2, Jelly Bean, but can also be upgraded to 4.4, KitKat.
Other common features included are the quad-core MediaTek MTKK8121 processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB of storage capacity that can be expanded up to 32GB via a SD card slot, and Wi-Fi b/g/n. All A-series models are equipped with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and a 5-megapixel rear camera. 3G support, though not confirmed yet, might be optional too.
The information regarding the shipment plans of the tablets to other countries wasn’t provided by the company. Though the tablets will be launched first in the US market.
Earlier, another wide range of tablets for Android as well as for Windows 8.1 with various models and prices starting at $99 have also been introduced. Furthermore, Lenovo is also trying to form brands around its Android-based Yoga tablets, being advertised by Ashton Kutcher.