Lenovo's IdeaTab S2109 Android Tablet Unveiled

Lenovo may not be all that well known in the Tablet market compared to competitors like Samsung and (of course) Apple, but the company still seems confident in keeping up with the others. A new video on the firm's YouTube channel has unveiled an IdeaTab S2109, a 9.7” device with a extra few features that help to differentiate it from the storm of other tablets on the market. Somewhat.

The screen matches the iPad 2 in that it's boasting a resolution of 1024x768 pixels, and it looks to be an IPS panel, promising good viewing angles. Along the sides of the device are a micro USB port, a micro HDMI video output and a MicroSD memory card slot. There is a 1.3mp camera on the front for all of your video chatting needs, and mounted on the back of the device are not one, not two, but four little speakers. One can probably expect higher quality sound and more ear-busting power from the IdeaTab S2109 compared to the rest of the tablet herd. Just a bit of a shame that Lenovo didn't elect to put two of those speakers on the front bezel instead. Anyway, the whole thing fits neatly inside an 8.9mm-thick “Unibody” shell and offers up to ten hours of battery life.

Aside from that, the S2109 runs the latest version of the Android operating system (4.0 or “Ice Cream Sandwich”) and will arrive loaded with some of Lenovo's own little customizations, such as Lenovo App Shop. Unfortunately, we aren't too sure of the weight, the processor used, the price tag, or when Lenovo will begin shipping the devices out. That information should come out sometime during the next few weeks.

UPDATE: Lenovo's IdeaTab S2109 is now available at Amazon and other retailers.

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