Lenovo unveils new A-series tablets aimed at budget market

lenovo unveils new a series tablets aimed at budget market

Lenovo has just unveiled four new tablets aimed at budget-conscious consumers.

Sounding more like aircraft than mobile devices, the A7-30, A7-50, A8, and A10 slates expands the company’s A-series line-up and cover a range of screen sizes. All run Android, though the company is yet to clarify which version.

Specs for the new machines are a little thin on the ground just now – we’ve reached out to Lenovo for more details and will update when we hear back.

Essentially, they’re all very similar, differing for the most part in display sizes. The A7-30 and A7-50 both sport a 7-inch display, the A8 an 8-inch display, and the A10 a 10.1-inch display.

All are powered by quad-core processors and come with Dolby-enhanced dual front speakers. While the A7-30 comes with a standard display and no camera, the other three feature HD displays as well as back and front cameras. The A7-50’s cameras are both 2 megapixels, while details on the other tablets’ shooters are yet to be revealed.

“With these latest additions to our tablet portfolio, we’ve introduced devices that speaks directly to each consumer’s habits, whether it’s enjoying music, reading e-books or watching videos on the go,” Lenovo vice president Shao Tao said in a release, adding, “Our Android family of tablets will appeal to users around the world as we’ve built our products to be highly flexible to serve multiple needs and budgets.”

The Chinese tech firm’s new A-series tablets are set to start shipping worldwide in the next couple of months. There are so far no specific details on a US launch for the new machines, though we’ll add the information when it becomes available. In the UK, pricing for the new slates starts at £100 ($166) for the A7-50 (no mention of the A7-30’s cost!), topping out at £170 ($282) for the A10.

Lenovo shipped 3.4 million tablets in the three-month period ending December 31, 2013 – marking a rise of more than 300 percent year-on-year – with sales reportedly driven by the strong performance of its Yoga tablets.