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CHINESE HARDWARE OUTFIT Lenovo unveiled the S5000 Android tablet at IFA on Thursday, a £180 rival to Google's new Nexus 7.
Lenovo boasts that at 7.9mm thick the imaginatively named S5000 is one of the thinnest tablets on the market, besting the Nexus 7's 8.9mm thick casing. In terms of specifications, the Lenovo S5000 has a 7in 1280x800 resolution display with "full HD [and] wide viewing angles", which comes powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Mediatek processor and runs Google's Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean mobile operating system.
Lenovo has also equipped its latest tablet with dual 5MP and 1.6MP cameras, a 3,450mAh battery which will last "around eight hours" and 16GB of internal storage. It will also be available in a 3G model, although this will cost more than the £179.99 asking price for the WiFi-only version. According to Lenovo, the S5000 will go on sale in the UK in the fourth quarter.
Alongside its tablet, Lenovo announced a new smartphone device, the Vibe X, although this is unlikely to see a UK release. Measuring just 6.9mm thick, the Lenovo Vibe X boasts a 5in full HD 1920x1080 resolution display, along with a quad-core Mediatek chip clocked at 1,5GHz and 2GB of RAM. Android 4.2.2 comes preinstalled as standard, but an update to Android 4.3 is likely to follow.
"Lenovo continues to bring head-turning innovations to the PC Plus marketplace with the Lenovo Vibe X smartphone's uncompromising hardware design, its rich display and memory-making camera technologies," said Wayne Chen, VP and GM of Lenovo's mobile business unit.
The Lenovo Vibe X also features a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing camera and 16GB of internal storage, and will make its debut in China in October.
Alongside its new Android devices, Lenovo also outed the Yoga 2 Pro and Thinkpad Yoga at its press conference on Wednesday. µ
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