The news out of Mobile World Congress 2015 keeps coming! Up next, Lenovo has announced an update to their A Series tablet line with the affordable Lenovo Tab 2 A8 and A10-70. These Android tablets sport 8- and 10-inch screens respectively, and both include Dolby Atmos Cinema Sound for an improved aural experience.
Powering these tablets is a MediaTek 64-bit Quad-Core processor – 1.3 GHz for the A8, 1.5 GHz for the A10. The smaller tablet features 1GB of RAM while the larger includes 2GB. Lenovo claims that the A10 should get 15.5 hours of battery life under normal conditions thanks to the 7000 mAh battery powering the device. The A8 claims up to 8 hours on 4290 mAh. The A8 even takes the Phablet to the next level by including a phone function.
These devices should be available in North America in June, with prices starting at $129 (A8) and $199 (A10). You can read more about both devices in the full press release below.
Full Press Release
New Lenovo Tablets Prove Big Technologies and Savings Come in Small Packages
A Series Tablets Package Dolby Atmos Cinema Sound and Affordability
BARCELONA ― March 1, 2015: As a leader in building devices for the uniquely personal ways people use technology today, Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) has created new tablet choices for consumers with the Lenovo TAB 2 A8 and A10-70. Debuting at Mobile World Congress 2015, these Android tablets help meet consumers’ desire for entertainment and portability at prices set for universal appeal.
The all-new A Series proves affordable tablets can go big for entertainment capabilities with their Dolby Atmos® technology, making movies, TV shows and music more enjoyable with astonishing clarity, richness, power and depth over their built-in speakers.
TAB 2 A10-70 – A Digital Bestie for Massively Hungry Media Addicts
Now consumers can have it all – a large-screen tablet that’s thin and light and also stocked with a number of multimedia and performance-optimized features. Since many people use their tablet for relaxing with digital content, users will love the tablet’s 10.1-in FHD screen, making it easy to get close to the gaming action or watch movies in brilliantly sharp resolution.
To complete the audio-visual technology feast, we’ve equipped the tablet with Dolby Atmos®, making it the first Android tablet to include this moving cinematic sound technology. Users can crank up the volume and enjoy extremely rich and powerful sound through the multi-speaker soundbar, an impressive offering on such a compact tablet.
At only 8.9mm thin and just 500 grams, the new TAB 2 A10-70 fits nearly anywhere people want to take it. Running Android™ 4.4 with a MediaTek quad core processor, the tablet now ups the performance of its predecessor with dual-band Wi-Fi and an 8-megapixel rear camera. It comes in two enticing color choices: Pearl White or Midnight Blue. And with pricing at less than $200 USD, Lenovo is reshaping the relationship between price and value.
TAB 2 A8 – Essential Companion for Staying Connected
Recognizing that one tablet doesn’t fit all needs, we created the 8-in entry TAB 2 A8. This HD tablet caters to those who want to stay connected at a wallet-friendly price. Starting at just $129, the TAB 2 A* can handle the most frequent personal connectivity tasks with ease, from updating social media to video chatting. Even lighter than the TAB 2 A10-70 at 360 grams and just as thin, the TAB 2 A8 lasts through an entire eight-hour workday without plugging in. The TAB 2 A8’s bezel is narrower than the original TAB A8, meaning users essentially get an 8-in screen in a 7-in device, making it extremely portable.
Proving that good sound can indeed come in small packages, the TAB 2 A8 caters to media junkies with its Dolby Atmos®, a moving audio experience over headphones where sound seems to come from all directions, including overhead, putting users inside the action. Shutterbugs will also enjoy using the TAB 2 A8’s 5-megapixel rear camera to take sharp resolution photos. Responding to customer feedback and demand, we’ve designed the TAB 2 A8 as our first tablet to run Android 5.0 Lollipop in pure form. Like its bigger brother, the TAB 2 A8 also features a MediaTek Quad Core processor. It also features up to 32 GB of storage via a microSD card and comes in four distinctly fun color options: Pearl White, Ebony, Midnight Blue or Neon Pink.
“Our new PCs and Tablets prove that affordability and innovation can be synonymous,” said Jeff Meredith, vice president and general manager, Tablets, Mobile Business Group, Lenovo. “In particular, bringing Dolby Atmos cinema sound expected in more premium devices to our entry A Series tablets elevates the definition of the mobile connected experience.”
“The best entertainment experiences put you in the heart of the action, and that’s what Dolby Atmos is designed for,” said John Couling, senior vice president, E-Media Business Group, Dolby Laboratories. The combination of Dolby Atmos sound and the superior digital performance of the TAB 2 are a winning combination, and we are excited to collaborate with Lenovo to provide an outstanding experience that deepens consumer engagement with entertainment on the go.”
Price and Availability1
The Lenovo TAB 2 A10 and TAB 2 A8 will be available starting in April and June, respectively, with models starting at approximately $199 and $129. Consumers can find them at online at www.lenovo.com and at major retailers.
1Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without notice and is tied to specific terms and conditions. Reseller prices may vary. Price does not include all advertised features. All offers subject to availability. Products may only be available in selected markets. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice.