Lenovo has just started shipping their K71 Smart TV in China and now the company introduces another Ice Cream Sandwich delight that’s destined to make a few users very happy.
This new tablet has been dubbed IdeaTab S1209 and the company has just finished showing it off in a press conference a few hours ago. Lenovo hasn’t released any details about pricing or availability for this one, however these details are expected to surface very soon, in the next couple of weeks to be exact.
The IdeaTab S1209 looks like it has been designed for video playback more than anything else and the Ice Cream Sandwich is there to sweeten the deal with an attractive user interface and extended functionality.
If we stop for a second to look at the design we’ll be able to notice a 8.99mm thick unibody casing, holding a 9.7-inch IPS display and featuring a 4:3 aspect ratio. The IPS technology used for the screen enables a wider viewing angle in comparison to other tablets, up to 180 degrees to be more exact. You won’t encounter any buttons on the IdeaTab S1209, neither touch-sensitive nor physical, so you’ll have to work around with only on-screen navigation. That’s not a problem though, as the Android 4.0 is up to the challenge in this respect.
The unibody casing is pretty solid and you’ll be able to find a SDcard slot as well as a microUSB for speedy file transfers and HDMI port which will be great for watching your content on your large screen HDTV. The back of the device hides quad-speakers featuring SRS TruMedia Technology for the highest audio performance you could experience on a tablet. There’s also a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front you can use for video-conferencing but no rear camera. That’s an odd choice made by Lenovo, as many people would really prefer having this option in order to capture a few still pictures and even video. Lenovo claims that their IdeaPad S1209 will last up to 10-hours in a single charge, which is a decent battery performance for any tablet today.
Lenovo decided to keep the main specs, such as processor speed, RAM and internal storage a secret for now and it seems the company wants to advertise a media player usage for the IdeaPad S1209 tablet. We can definitely expect a decent processing power and HD video playback support, although the lack of a rear camera might ultimately end up turning people away from the IdeaPad S1209.