Lenovo, the Chinese electronics manufacturer that has recently agreed to take over Motorola's mobility business, has launched its Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. With a 10.1-inch IPS screen, 2GB RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor that powers Android 4.3, the new Yoga looks like a fairly common upper mid-range Android tablet.
However, the device's form factor makes it stand out from the crowd. The cylindrically shaped battery allows for a firm grip when holding the tablet or a slight tilt when placed on a surface. There is also a built-in kickstand that extends from the tablet’s battery and lets you adjust it in an upright position, without using any additional stands or cases. The 9000 mAh the battery offers the same capacity as the Google Nexus 10, which makes Lenovo's stated battery life of up to 18 hours sound very ambitious.
Those users who like to use a tablet device for taking pictures will appreciate the 8MP rear camera. This is an unusually high pixel-count in the tablet world. For selfies and video-calls there is also a 1.6MP front camera on board. The Yoga comes with a range of pre-installed Lenovo security and backup apps and SNAPit Camera, which offers panorama, burst and low-light modes. There are also filters and editing functions, including removal of unwanted objects and animated GIF creation. The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ will be available in April and start at $349.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.6 GHz quad-core processor
- 10.1-inch 1920x1200 Full-HD IPS screen with 178° viewing angle
- 8MP rear camera
- 1.6MP front camera
- 16/32GB storage, MicroSD card up to 64GB
- 2GB RAM
- Android 4.3
- 9000 mAh Li-Ion battery, up to 18 hours battery life
- Optional keyboard and MiraCast Dongle