Lenovo has launched an affordable series of Android tablets at the MWC 2016. The TAB3 series includes three tablets of screen sizes-7, 8 and 10-inches and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. While the 7 and 8-inch tablets are designed around personal use and come packed with family specific features, the 10-inch model is designed to meet the demands of the business users.
The TAB3 7 features a 7-inch 1024×600 resolution display and TAB3 8 comes with an 8-inch screen with a 1280×800 pixel resolution. Both are powered by a 1GHz MediaTek quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and packs in a 5MP rear and 2MP front facing cameras. As far as the operating system goes, Lenovo is offering Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box and is also offering IP52 certification for protection against the odd splash of water.
The TAB3 8 comes with 16GB of internal memory and is powered by a 4,290mAh battery unit, whereas the 7-inch model is backed by a 3,450mAh battery and comes with 8GB and 16GB storage options.
Both the tablets feature a multi-user mode, which allows users to create separate user profiles for family members. Lenovo has also implemented a dedicated kid’s mode that offers safe web browsing features and also has the option to restrict access to the tablet at chosen times or days of the week. The other software tweaks include – an adaptive display mode, swappable gestures, etc.
The Lenovo TAB3 7 will come in colour combinations of Black/Blue, White/Blue, Pink/Purple, and Blue/Yellow. The 8-inch model can be bought in Black/Blue and White/Blue options.
· TAB3 7, 8GB memory and WiFi-only – $79
· TAB3 7, 8GB memory with LTE – $99
· TAB3 7, 16GB memory with LTE – $129
· TAB3 8, 16GB memory and Wi-Fi-only – $99
· TAB3 8, 16GB memory and LTE – $149
Coming on to the 10-inch TAB3, the tablet features a 10-inch display with a 1080p resolution and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It will come in two variants, one with a 1.3GHz quad-core CPU coupled with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage and the other with the same processor but with boost up memory of 3GB RAM and 64GB storage.
The 10-inch tablet is powered by a 7,000mAh battery, packs in an 8MP rear camera, a 5MP front facing camera and also integrates twin Dolby Atmos speakers. As far as connectivity goes, there is NFC, GPS, dual-band Wi-Fi AC, GPS, RJ45 cables and card readers’ support, which will be enough to offer seamless connectivity to a power user. The tablet is also IP52 splash-proof.
The Wi-Fi only model with 2G RAM is priced at $199, the same with the LTE support costs $249 and the powerful variant with the 3GB RAM+64GB inbuilt storage and LTE will set you back by $299.
The TAB3 series will be hitting the Indian market in July 2016.