Samsung and Lenovo announce new Android tablets

James O'Malley Android 2 Comments

You wait for one Android tablet to come along… and a whole bunch of fairly similar devices come along at the same time. Samsung and South Korea have both officially announced new Android devices that both run KitKat, the latest version of the mobile operating system.

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Samsung have announced the Galaxy Tab4 – what will be arguably their flagship tablet. It comes in three sizes: 10.1″, 8″ and 7″ – all sporting a WXGA 16:10 screen and Samsung’s clever multi-tasking functionality, which enables two apps to be run alongside each other simultaneously (you may remember it being the big boast during the Galaxy Note 3 advertising campaign).

All three variants are pretty much identical spec-wise – all run at 1280×800, meaning they can display full HD video and all have 16GB of storage that can be expanded by MicroSD up to 64GB. All are also powered by a 1.2ghz processor… which seems a little underpowered by my reckoning? (The forthcoming Galaxy S5, by comparison, has a 2.5ghz processor).

Still – at least they’ll run Samsung’s suite of apps, which includes some interesting sharing features – including the ability to apparently “share and play music and documents with friends in real time”.

Meanwhile over at Lenovo, they’ve come up with four new consciously budget tablets – the “A series”.

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In almost a mirror of the Tab4, the four devices come in 7″, 8″ and 10.1″ variations – with the A7-50 being positioned as a reading device, the A8 as an “entertainment” device and the A10 a “mobile home theatre system”… though chances are they’re all going to be pretty much the same. Perhaps most interestingly, the fourth tablet they’ve announced – the A7-30 will have dual front-speakers, much like the HTC One – so could be of interest to music junkies.

In a made-up press release quote, Lenovo claim that Lenovo Vice-President Shao Tao said “Lenovo’s latest A-series tablet family is designed to meet the demands of today’s young, active users who are always on the go, and have lifestyle requirements that are as diverse as their own personalities”. I’m embarrassed for him too.

Unfortunately we don’t have Tab4 pricing yet, but the Lenovo series will start at £99.99 for the lowest-end 7″ tablet (which only has 8GB of storage) up to £169.99 for the ten-incher.

By James O'Malley | April 2nd, 2014





  • maytonholling

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  • maytonholling

    Three other Tablets launching this month with impressive price and features include the new Pipo T9 8.9″ tablet priced at $274 and is the world’s first tablet with a true Octa-core processor (8-Core) with impressive performance comparable to the Snapdragon 800 CPU and also includes a 3G HSPA+ SIM card slot with both Internet and Voice Calling capability like a standard Android Smartphone; plus features an HD screen, Bluetooth, GPS and premium speakers.

    Another great option for a 12-inch Android Tablet is the Ramos i12c — with a Intel Z2580 processor for solid performance and an HD display, 10,000 mAh battery and multi-window viewing – worth considering, especially at $299.

    Also new this week is the Ramos i10 Pro ($399) — the first Windows-Android Hybrid tablet on the market that let’s you use both Windows 8.1 and Android OS on the same device – and features a high performance Intel BayTrail CPU, a 10-inch HD display, Bluetooth and GPS —

    One of the first resellers of the new Ramos I-Series and Pipo T-series tablets is — iProTablet com