Lenovo wasn't about to miss out on the opportunity provided by the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain (MWC 2013), so it leaped forward and released a new tablet called S6000.
Lenovo is striving to become the top supplier of personal computers, but its tablet side-business has been doing decently too.
The newest tablet, or one of them, is a 10.1-inch model with an IPS LCD (liquid crystal display) of 1280 x 800 pixels resolution.
Since it is an IPS panel, the viewing angles are quite wide (178 degrees both horizontally and vertically).
That is good, although the visibility under sunlight will ultimately matter more. Sadly, Lenovo didn't say anything about it.
It did mention the CPU though (central processing unit). Featuring four cores, the MTK 8389/8125 runs at a clock speed of 1.2GHz.
Furthermore, the tablet gets optional HSPA+ and other connectivity tools that optimize performance for social networking.
Wi-Fi is included as well. After all, a tablet without wireless connectivity may as well not show its face these days.
Not only that, but Lenovo tossed in a micro HDMI output (for streaming to HDTVs and monitors) and digital microphones.
Other specifications include a 5 megapixels camera at the back, a 0.5MP front camera, a slim 8.6 mm profile and the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.
Sadly, the company did not share the random access memory (RAM, probably 1 GB) and storage (NAND Flash, probably 16/32 GB), though it did say the battery would last for 8 hours with Wi-Fi enabled.
Since the 7-inch A3000 has 16 GB and a microSD slot for another 32 GB, the above possibilities are quite high on the probability scale. Prices will vary according to market.
“We believe that our Android family of tablets will appeal to customers across the world as we’ve built our products to be highly accessible and flexible to serve multiple needs and budgets,” said Chen Wenhui, vice president Lenovo and GM Mobile BU.