Lenovo announces new Android tablet line up

Three devices make debut at MWC

Lenovo has used Mobile World Congress 2013 to announce three new Android tablets it will be bringing out this summer

Lenovo has announced three new Android tablets for 2013, with two taking the seven-inch form factor and one to be a larger, 10-inch device.

The 10-inch device is to be the flagship device and Lenovo is calling it the S6000 and designating it a "home entertainment centre". Running from a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, the tablet features a 1,280 x 800 display and a wide 178-degree viewing angle.

The S6000 will offer over eight hours of continuous Wi-Fi web browsing and won't tip the scales thanks to the light 560g, 8.6mm thin chassis. Whether it has the ability to take on the impressive Sony Xperia Tablet Z remains to be seen.

Turning to the popular seven-inch design, Lenovo is offering the A3000 mid-level tablet and the A1000 budget alternative. The A3000 also uses a 1.2Ghz quad-core MTK processor and sports an IPS 1,024 x 600 display. Available in standard Wi-fi or 3G formats, the A3000 measures in at 11-inches in thickness and weighs less than 340g.

If budget is more your thing, then the A1000 will suffice with the 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 16GB of on-board storage. Like the A3000, it supports microSD expansion but has been fitted with Dolby Digital Plus sound and will no doubt be aimed at music lovers.

All three tablets will arrive with Andorid Jelly Bean installed, and should be with us from June 2013. While Lenovo hasn't given any specifics on the prices, the company has stated it is likey to be between €129 (£112) to €299 (£261) depending on model and specs.