by Matthew Sabatini, 1 year ago
It seems that everyone except Apple has made an Android tablet now. And just one is not enough, with manufacturers going to great lengths to make multiple versions. Lenovo is no exception. Clocking in with three…
Lenovo hasn’t unveiled or released a tablet for a while now, which is not a very “standard” behavior for the Chinese-based technology company, but the silence is about to be disturbed pretty soon. The Lenovo IdeaTab S2019 is a mid-range Android-based tablet, and, even though it doesn’t yet have an official release date or price tag next to its name, it should hit the market rather soon.
With a 9.7-inch 4:3 aspect display (very similar to the one sported by Apple’s iPad), the S2019 doesn’t have a full spec sheet officially confirmed, but it's likely that it will be oriented towards the mid-range market.
The IPS panel will come with 1024 x 768 resolution, while under the hood we still don’t know much about the device. Early rumors pointed towards either a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor or a 1.5 GHz Krait chipset, but the guys at SlashGear are saying that the tablet will in fact be powered by a TI OMAP proc.
Lenovo’s future slate should draw some attention with its looks, as it is set to come with a unibody shell, a “gunmetal” finish, and an 8.9 mm (0.35 inches) profile. As far as I can tell from the first official photos, the 10-incher does look elegant and slim, but it might actually not feature a metallic body.
Other known features include a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, a microUSB port, microHDMI, and a microSD card slot. The device will also feature four SRS Trumedia speakers on the back and a battery that should last for ten hours between charges, according to manufacturer claims (I would expect an hour or two less in day-to-day use, though).
Finally, in terms of software, the Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box and will offer both Google Play access and access to Lenovo’s own app store.
There are still a lot of unknowns about the Lenovo IdeaTab S2109, but, for the time being, I think it’s safe to say that this is a pretty interesting tablet, which could draw some attention from technology enthusiasts in the near future. Stay tuned on our website for more details about the 10-incher, and, in the meantime, don’t forget to let us know your opinions on Lenovo’s future mid-ranger!