Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70 FHD Officially Announced (With Specs)

Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70 FHD was announced today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. This is a 10.1-inch Android tablet below $200, and an updated version of its former self:

The new Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70 tablet is a successor to the Lenovo Tab A10-70 that was launched in April last year, a large Android tablet that was pretty good actually, considering its price.

Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70 will be released in May as a Wi-Fi model with a launch price of $199, and outside the US there will also be a 4G LTE model launching for $279.

The difference between these two models lies in the processor, where the Wi-Fi model runs a 64-bit 1.5 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8165 processor, and the 4G LTE model runs a 64-bit 1.5 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8732 processor.

Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70 Full HD
Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70

The rest of the specs will be the same on both models, and include Android 4.4 at launch but with an update to Android 5.0 officially expected in June, a 10.1-inch Full HD screen with a IPS display with 1920 x 1200 resolution and 10-finger multitouch support.

Then 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM, 16GB eMMC storage with 64GB microSD card support, a rear sound bar with Dolby Atmos 3D Cinema Sound (it's actually good), a 5MP front camera and a 8MP rear camera with auto-focus.

The battery life is very good, with a 7000 mAh battery capacity that gives this tablet a battery life of 15.5 hours. That's something only a few tablets can achieve, and someting to love.

Wi-Fi is dual-band 2.4 & 5 GHz with 801.22 a/b/g/n band support and Bluetooth 4.0.

Color options are pearl white and midnight blue, and like with last year's model, it can be bought with a suitable Bluetooth keyboard made just for the tablet. The design of the tablet is fresh on the back, just take a look at the perforation for the speakers.

Even the weight of the tablet is low for a 10-inch tablet, at 509 gram. It's not Sony light, but still very light for a budget tablet. The thickness is 8.9 mm.

The value for money in the Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70 is phenomenal. $199 for a 10.1-inch Full HD tablet with a good screen, somewhat impressive sound, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, generally good Wi-Fi (only lacking ac support) and high resolution cameras is more than what the competitors are offering today in that price range, so this is definitely a tablet worth checking out when it becomes available for order in April.

– Jim Miller