Lenovo has announced three new Android tablets in India – the A1000, A3000 and A6000 which will be priced between ₹8,689 and ₹27,000. The A1000 is targeted towards the lower-income group while the A6000 is targeted towards those with much higher buying power.
The A1000 is already available in India and packs a 1.2 GHz MediaTek MT8317 processor, 1GB RAM, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, 4GB or 16GB storage (depending upon the option you choose), microSD card slot (supports 32GB cards), microUSB, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. The tablet also comes with a 0.3-megapixel front camera that would allow for video calls over Wi-Fi. The A1000 boasts of a 7-inch LED display capable of 1,024 x 600 pixels resolution and the tablet also supports voice calling. A surprising thing about the pricing of the tablet is that the 16GB version costs less than the 4GB version. 16GB is priced at ₹8,689 and 4GB variant is available for ₹8,925. Strange!
The Lenovo A3000 on the other hand also has a 7-inch display with similar resolution but, the tablet packs more CPU power with the upgraded Mediatek MT8389 processor, 1GB RAM and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. The tablet comes with 4GB internal storage but, provides expandability to up to 64GB using a microSD card. The A3000 promises 7 hours of battery life through its 3500 mAh battery. Some of the other standard features of the tablet are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB port, 5-megapixel rear shooter and a 0.3-megapixel front one.
Lenovo A6000 packs a whole lot of advanced features and right of the bat it’s a 10.1-inch display tablet with 1,280 x 800 resolution. The CPU is the same as the other tablets though – at least in terms of the clock speed at 1.2 GHz. The tablet runs Android 4.2 jelly Bean, has 16 GB internal storage, 1 GB RAM, 5-megapixel rear camera and a 0.3-megapixel front shooter for video calls. The tablet is also equipped with a microHDMI port allowing you to connect to HDMI TV via a HDMI cable.
A3000 and A6000 tablets haven’t hit the market yet but, we expect Lenovo to launch them sometime by the end of the month or early September.