Lenovo has introduced two Android-based Yoga tablets, which will come in 8-inch and 10-inch screens, and could squeeze up to 18 hours of battery life, possibly the longest when compared to other tablets.
A unique feature of the tablets is the circular base which houses the battery and doubles as a cylindrical handle designed for hold mode. To convert the Yoga Tablet into stand mode, rotate the side cylinder 90° to allow the device to stand by itself on a desk or table.
The Yoga Tablet can also be converted to tilt mode to allow users to type directly on the tablet, play games and surf the Internet. The tablet’s auto-detection software automatically brings up frequently used apps in hold and stand modes.
The Yoga tablets run on MediaTek quad-core processors with a clock speed of 1.2GHz. Both of the tablets display images at a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.
Other features include a 5 MP auto focus rear camera plus an additional 1.6 MP front camera, 16G EMMC, and Bluetooth 4.0. The 8-inch model has WCDMA with phone features, and allows users to make calls and send SMS/MMS messages. The 10-inch Yoga Tablet features WCDMA without phone capabilities.
Lenovo offers an optional Bluetooth keyboard for the 10-inch model that functions as a cover and even wakes up the tablet when it’s removed and puts the tablet to sleep when it’s attached.
The Yoga Tablet can even charge other devices such as smartphones via USB on-the-go. Also equipped with Dolby audio, Yoga Tablet’s front-facing speakers create surround sound through the device speakers and with headphones.
The 8-inch Yoga Tablet will be available in both black and silver colors, while the 10-inch Yoga Tablet will be available in silver.
The 8-inch tablet, which is priced at Php14,999, weighs 400 grams. The 10-inch tablet is at Php16,999 and weighs 603 grams. The tablets will be available mid-December.