In an event ahead of the Mobile World Congress, Lenovo annouced three new tablets. The highest end of those is the S6000 which sports a 10.1 inch screen. The screen is of the IPS variety and has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.
Targeting the budget conscious segment, the phones are powered by the 1.2Ghz quad core MediaTek 8389 / 8125 processor.
The tablet is equipped with both front and rear facing cameras. The back has a nice matte finish to it.
The tablet has micro HDMI outputs and a micro USB port for charging. A digital microphone is also provided in the tablet. The tablet comes with optional HSPA+ support which will be beneficial for those users who love having internet on their tablets on the go.
The hardware itself weight 560 grams and has a thickness of just 8.6mm. The slim profile and low weight means that it is very comfortable to hold over extended periods of time. The tablet is fairly easy to pick up even in landscape orientation and this definitely goes in its favor. Battery life is rated at 8 hours of WiFi based web browsing. This figure will definitely be lower for 3G based usage. The tablet will definitely appeal to users who are looking for a mainstream priced tablet offering that doesn’t cut too many corners. Lenovo claims that the S6000 will be available worldwide in quarter 2 at an as of yet unknown price point.