MWC 2015: all the new tablets
Granted, the S6 stole most of the MWC thunder, but there were a number of amazing tablets announced at the expo, too, chief among which is, again, Sony's flagship Xperia slate. We are rounding up all the tablets there have been announced at the event below, for your viewing pleasure.
First things first, starting with the thinnest 6.1mm tablet out there, the breathtaking Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet, which on top of that has a 10" QHD display, and is IP68 certified as a waterproof slate. Its other features include 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 32GB of internal storage, 8 megapixels main camera, 5 megapixels front shooter and supports LTE. The tablet is powered by a 6000 mAh battery, and Sony promises the amazing up to 17 hours on a single charge, making this the best Android tablet money can buy right now.
The new MediaPad X2 comes with a 7-inch LPTS display with a resolution of 1920x1200 pixels which covers more than 80% of the device's front. Unlike the Mediapad X1, the Mediapad X2 boasts an "ultra" octa-core, 64-bit Kirin 930 chipset clocked in at 2.0Ghz. The 13MP camera at the back boasts a dedicated ISP chip, which is said to generally improve the low-light performance of the tablets's camera sensor and also bear other goodies to the table. The front-facing snapper is a 5MP one. The device will be available in two versions - one with 2GB of RAM/16GB of native storage and a beefier one with 3GB of RAM/32GB of available storage. Connectivity-wise, both of these are dual-SIM slates with LTE Cat.6 on board.
The Alcatel OneTouch PIXI 3 (7") sports a 1.1-GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage and a 2-megapixel camera.
The OneTouch PIXI 3 (8") sports a 1.3-GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and a 2-megapixel camera.
How about a full Windows tablet for $200? The Windows 8.1-powered slate's base model offers an 8-inch 800x1280 display, Intel Atom quad-core processing power, up to 2GB of DDR3L RAM, and a decent 7-hours battery life. It also has a pair of cameras - 2MP on the front, 5MP on the back, while the built-in storage (up to 64GB) can be expanded via microSD card. The device is 9.3mm thin and weights 360 grams. It also comes with a one-year MS Office 365 subscription, courtesy of Microsoft.
Yet another affordable slate warrior from Lenovo, this time on the Android side. The Lenovo TAB 2 A10, a 10-inch slate powered by 64-bit quad-core MediaTek silicon with 2GB of RAM. Its 10.1-inch IPS LCD screen runs on 1080p resolution, and its large 7200mAh battery is up for 10 hours of uninterrupted usage! All that from a tablet that's 8.9mm thick and weights 509 grams. This is also the first Android tablet to feature ATMOS cynema-style sound. The Lenovo TAB 2 A10 runs Android 4.4 KitKat, but it will be updated to Lollipop in June. The tablet will be sold in Pearl White and Midnight Blue.
The Lenovo TAB 2 A8, with an 8-inch 720p IPS display, a 64-bit quad-core MediaTek 8161 processor with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, and a battery life of up to 8 hours thanks to its 4200mAh unit. The tablet runs Android 5.0 out of the box. It's also a Dolby ATMOS 3D-supporting device that's 8.9mm thin, but weights under 360 grams. It has a dual-SIM model as well, enabling both GSM voice and 4G LTE data, so it can be your tablet AND smartphone if you like the idea. The color options are Pearl White, Ebony, Midnight Blue, and Neon Pink.