Lenovo is back with the announcement of the new Android-powered Yoga Tablets and Phablets at this year’s IFA, namely the YOGA family and Phab series, which includes merely three tablets and two phablets, Yoga Tab 3 and Yoga Tab 3 Pro comes under Tablets category while the Phablets family that includes Phab and Phab Plus.
Talking about the Tablets department, the Yoga Tab 3 comes in two farm factors 8-inch and 10.1-inch, Yoga Tab 3 Pro launched in 10.1-inch size only, all the 3 models boast a rounded wedge-shaped chamber at the bottom to hold the battery and all of them run on the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box.
Yoga Tab 3:
The new Yoga Tab 3 with 8-inch and 10.1-inch displays comes in both Wi-Fi and LTE models, but the resolution for the duo will stay at 1280 x 800 pixels. Under the hood includes a Quad-core SoC, backed by a 1GB RAM and 16GB of expandable storage.
The pair of tablets having the dual-front facing speakers with Dolby Atmos 3D surrounds sound technology and an incredible 8MP rotatable camera along the tablet’s edge. To note the difference is that the 8-inch tablet has a 6200mAh battery while the larger 10.1-inch comes with an 8700mAh battery. Don’t worry about the stylus since the tablets come with Lenovo’s “Any Pen” tech that’s lets you scribble with any standard pen or a pencil.
Yoga Tab 3 Pro:
The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro comes with a higher end specs and features when compared to the Yoga Tab 3. The Tab 3 Pro incorporates metal in the built quality and flaunts a 10-inch QHD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. Underneath the hood is driven by an Intel Atom x5-Z8500 SoC, backed by a 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.
To highlight of the tablet is IP21 certified which means it can handle some splashes of water. It also has a four front-facing speakers with Dolby Atmos 3D surround sound technology as well, and a 10200mAh battery and the tablet just weigh 1.47 pounds. On the camera front, the tablet sports a 13MP/5MP camera combo. The rear side of the tablet coated with a black leather for an extended grip than a regular plastic coating.
The Tab 3 Pro comes with a Pico projector camera with 50 nits of brightness capable of displaying a 70-inch image instead of a rotational camera found on the standard Yoga Tab 3. The new projector is claimed to be easier to manage for those who want a quick external display option.
Pricing & Availability:
The 8-inch Yoga Tab 3 model retails at €199 (Wi-Fi) and €249 (LTE) from October and the 10-inch Yoga Tab 3 model at €299 (Wi-Fi) and €349 (LTE) from November, both are available in Slate Black color option. The Yoga Tab 3 Pro model retails at €499 from November, available in Puma Black. All these tablets were available from Lenovo Retail Partners.
Lenovo Phab and Phab Plus:
On the other hand, Lenovo has also released two new phablet devices, Phab and Phab Plus in a massive 6.98-inch and 6.8-inch sizes respectively. On the spec front, the Phab Plus flaunts a 6.8-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Under the hood includes a 1.5GHz Octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 CPU paired with Adreno 405 GPU, backed by a 2GB RAM and 32GB of onboard storage.
It packs a 13MP rear camera with a dual-LED flash and a 5MP front-facing shooter for selfies. It also features Dual-SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS and microUSB on the connectivity front. Lights are kept on by a 3500mAh battery, and it will run on Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box coated with Vibe UI on top.
Thanks to the Dolby Atmos Surround Sound Speaker deployed at the top rear side of the device to provide an incredible user experience in terms of audio. The handset measures just 7.6 mm thick and weighs over 220 grams.
The Phab Plus also have a sibling, named as Phab, coming with a slightly bigger screen at a 6.98-inch size, but it comes with an HD (1280x720p) resolution. Other features included a 4250mAh battery, 1GB of RAM and Octa-core Qualcomm processor. It packs a 13MP rear camera with a dual-LED flash and a 5MP front-facing shooter for selfies.
It also features Dual-SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB, and it will run on Android 5.0 Lollipop. The device measures 8.9 mm thin and weighs around 250 grams.
Pricing & Availability:
The Lenovo Phab Plus is priced at $299 and comes in comes in Gunmetal Grey, Titanium Silver, and Honey colors. While the larger 6.98-inch Phab is priced at $179, which is available in Tuxedo Black, Polar White, Aqua Blue or Cherry Red. Both this tablets will be available from Lenovo Retail Partners starting this month. Source
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