At the ongoing MWC 2015 tech show, Lenovo has announced the launch of a couple of Android tablets in the Tab 2 lineup. The latest offerings are Lenovo Tab 2 A8 and A10-70 that are slated to hit the retail shelves in the second quarter of this year. Lenovo has priced the Tab 2 A10-70 at $199 and $279 for the Wi-Fi and 4G LTE models respectively, and it will go on sale from April. The other model, Tab 2 A8 will be made available from June for $129 and $179 for the Wi-Fi and 4G LTE variants respectively.
Talking of their specifications, the Lenovo Tab 2 A8 is given an 8 inch HD IPS display and it is powered by 64 bit 1.3 GHz quad core MediaTek MT8161 for the Wi-Fi model and MT8735 for the 4G LTE model. This processor is paired with 1 GB of RAM and it arrives in 8 GB and 16 GB storage capacities that can be expanded up to 32 GB.
Running on Android 5.0 Lollipop, the tablet comes with a 5 MP auto focus primary camera and a 2 MP front facer. The pother aspects of the Tab 2 A8 include dual front facing speakers with Dolby Atmos technology, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 4G LTE for connectivity and a 4,290 mAh battery.
The Lenovo Tab 2 A10-70, on the other hand, flaunts a 10.1 inch Full HD IPS display and it runs on Android 4.4 KitKat that can be upgraded to Android 5.0 Lollipop in June. The device is equipped with 64 bit 1.5 GHz quad core MediaTek MT8165 for Wi-Fi model or MediaTek MT8732 for the 4G LTE variant. There is 2 GB of RAM to aid the processor in the Tab 2 A10-70 tablet and 16 GB of storage that can be expanded up to 64 GB using a micro SD card.
Imaging wise, the A10-70 is bestowed with an 8 MP main camera with auto focus and a 5 MP front facing selfie snapper. There is a multi-speaker sound bar with Dolby Atmos, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 4G LTE and a 7,200 mAh battery that is rated to pump in up to 15.5 hours of usage in the A10-70. Other goodies of the slate include optional Keyboard Folio Case accessory with a removable keyboard to give a laptop kind of user experience. Notably, both the tablets support voice calling with the Tab 2 A8 having dual Micro SIM card slots and the larger one with a single Micro SIM slot.
|Model||Lenovo Tab 2 A8||Lenovo Tab 2 A10-70|
|Display||8 inch, HD||10.1 inch, Full HD|
|Processor||64 bit 1.3 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT8161/MT8735||64 bit 1.5 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT8165/MT8732|
|RAM||1 GB||2 GB|
|Internal Storage||8 GB/ 16 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB||16 GB, Expandable up to 64 GB|
|OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop||Android 4.4 KitKat, Upgradeable to v5.0 Lollipop|
|Camera||5 MP/ 2 MP||8 MP/ 5 MP|
|Battery||4,290 mAh||7,200 mAh|