Lenovo has introduced two new Android tablets, the Yoga Tablet 8 (8-inch) and Yoga Tablet 10 (10-inch), priced at Rs. 22,999 and Rs. 28,999 respectively. It's worth pointing out that Lenovo has only released the 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G variants of the Yoga tablets for the Indian market. The 32GB and Wi-Fi only variants will not be introduced for now. The tablets will be available from major retailers across the country, as well as the company's own dostore.com.
Both the Lenovo Yoga tablets were first unveiled in October this year in US. The Yoga Tablet 8 and Tablet 10 feature Lenovo's multimode design, offering three modes to work - hold, tilt and stand. The tablets also feature cylindrical handles at one end for gripping.
The Yoga Tablet 8 and Tablet 10 can be pre-booked from the company's official site; with the online shipping date is November 25. The company is also offering bundled free accessories with Lenovo Yoga tablets, 8-inch and 10-inch models worth Rs. 4,000 and Rs. 5,000 respectively. The free accessories include a sleeve cover, protective film and earphone; although the company notes that the offer is only available until November 24, 2013.
Both the newly announced tablets run on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and sport the same design and specifications, just come in different sizes. The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 and Tablet 10 both feature displays with 1280x800 pixels resolution. While both the tablets come with micro-SIM support, only the Yoga Tablet 8 supports voice-calling. The tablets are powered by quad-core 1.2GHz MediaTek MT8389 (Cortex-A7) processor, coupled with 1GB of LP DDR2 RAM. The 16GB built-in eMMC storage can be supplemented via microSD card, up to 64GB.
Both the Yoga tablets feature 5-megapixel autofocus rear cameras, and also sport 1.6-megapixel front-facing cameras. The Chinese manufacturer claims that both the tablets can deliver up to 18 hours of Wi-Fi browsing, with the Yoga Tablet 8 bearing a 6,000mAh battery, and the Yoga Tablet 10 bearing a 9,000mAh battery.
Commenting on the launch, Shailendra Katyal, Director, Consumer Business, Lenovo India said, "Technology is a part of who we are, therefore it needs to transition constantly to keep pace with our changing lifestyles. With this intent, we have re-engineered the Tablet from ground-up to offer users a better way to experience the Tablet. We are confident that the Yoga Tablet will redefine the category and set the stage for devices that are in sync with the evolving needs of the consumer." Lenovo also roped in Ashton Kutcher as its new brand ambassador for promoting the Yoga tablets.
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 and Yoga Tablet 10 key specifications
- 8-inch display and 10-inch display with 1280x800 pixels resolution
- 1.2GHz MediaTek MT8389 (Cortex-A7) processor
- 1GB of RAM
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- 16GB inbuilt storage, expandable up to 64GB via microSD card
- 5-megapixel autofocus rear camera
- 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera
- SIM support (8-inch Yoga tablet supports voice-calling)
- Up to 18 hours of battery backup