Sep 2, 2015
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Europe’s biggest tech show, IFA, is a whirlwind of activity. And this year Lenovo is adding to the fun by releasing new powerful tablets (and phablets), all of which can operate at 4G LTE speeds.
The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 8 and Yoga Tab 3 10 are the first-ever tablets to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor. The Snapdragon 212 powers camera and video features never seen before in 200-tier devices, including a technique that optimizes photo capture in low-light shots called Wavelet Noise Reduction. It also features hardware HEVC video compression, which is designed to keep video file sizes down without sacrificing quality and, ultimately, battery life.
The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 series tablets come in 8-inch or 10-inch sizes. Each has an 8-megapixel camera that rotates 180 degrees to make it easier to snap at various angles and can be gesture-controlled, for easier shooting. Each also features the newest version of Bluetooth, as well as Qualcomm Quick Charge 1.0, which charges up to 40 percent faster than conventional methods. The Yoga Tab 3 8 can last up to 20 hours between charges, while the Yoga Tab 3 10 can power through up to 18 hours.
Both tablets have design features that the first two Yoga Tab iterations are already known for: a built-in kickstand and a cylinder battery on the side that holds the tablet upright. These allow you to use it in different viewing modes—say, propping it up on a desk or hanging it on the kitchen wall. The hinge design is consistent across all Yoga tab form factors.
Phablets: Lenovo PHAB and Lenovo PHAB Plus
Lenovo also announced two well-rounded phablets, designed to handle like a tablet but also have voice capabilities through a number of carriers. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor powers the 7-inch Lenovo PHAB’s 4G LTE, with integrated support for Category 4 peak download speeds of up to 150 Mbps. The phablet’s powerful image processor supports a 13-megapixel camera. As with the Yoga tablets, noise-reducing technology and Quick Charge 1.0 are built into the hardware.
The 6.8-inch metal-unibody Lenovo PHAB Plus boasts the same range of capabilities, but has even more power. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with a 64-bit capable octa CPUs, and 4G LTE connectivity that makes for speedy 1080p HD video streaming, designed for lag-free 3D gaming on the super-clear FHD display.
While the phablet is wide enough for clear multimedia viewing, it’s also small enough to use with one hand, just like your typical smartphone. And it features a dual-SIM card, packing two phone numbers into one device.
The phablet snaps clear, low-light photos with the help of the dual-LED flash, which automatically tweaks the colors. And the Qualcomm Adreno 405 GPU supports hardware tessellation for strikingly detailed 3D imagery, which will come in handy for detail-hungry gamers.
There’s more to come: Stay tuned for more Lenovo updates from IFA.
Qualcomm Snapdragon and Qualcomm Adreno are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.