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MWC 2015 | Lenovo Tab 2 A10 and Tab 2 A8 officially announced

Today Lenovo unveiled two entry-level Android tablets that feature Dolby's Atmos surround sound technology. The new Lenovo tablets come with quad-core processors and IPS displays.

Today at the 2015 edition of Barcelona's Mobile World Congress, Lenovo officially introduced two new Android tablets, the Tab 2 A8 and the Tab 2 A10. The new tablets are aimed at the entry-level segment, but come with some interesting features.

The Lenovo Tab 2 A8 and A10 are the amongst the first tablets to feature Dolby's Atmos 3D Cinema Audio, a surround sound technology that promises to notably improve the cinema experience when listening through headphones.

The Lenovo Tab 2 A10 comes with a 10.1-inch IPS display running a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, a 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8165 SoC paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of microSD-expandable integrated storage space, optional LTE connectivity, as well as a pretty large 7200mAh battery. The Lenovo Tab 2 A8 is a slightly smaller version of the A10, and features an 8-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels, a slightly less powerful 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8161 SoC paired with 1GB of RAM, either 8GB or 16GB of expandable internal storage, optional LTE connectivity, and a 4200mAh battery.

The Lenovo Tab 2 A10 and A8 currently run Android 4.4 KitKat, but the Chinese manufacturer promised to update the slabs to Android 5.0 Lollipop in June. The Lenovo Tab A10 will be released in April at a price of $199 for the WiFi only version and $279 for the LTE model. The Lenovo Tab 2 8 will arrive in June at a price of $129 for the WiFi model and $179 for the LTE model. Given the hardware specifications, these are attractive price tags.

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Mihai Andrici, 2015-03- 2 (Update: 2015-03- 2)