Lenovo has launched its latest Y series gaming machines as well as a refresh of its laptops. However, the company is not stopping there. Lenovo also launched the Lenovo PHAB smartphone and Yoga TAB 3. The Yoga TAB 3 Pro and the Lenovo Pocket Projector – announced back at IFA 2015, made their debut as well, together with the new Lenovo 500 2.0 Bluetooth speaker.
Two months ago, Lenovo unveiled both the PHAB and PHAB Plus, but only made the latter available in Malaysia. The PHAB lives up to its name with its 6.98-inch HD IPS screen. It is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 1.2GHz processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. In terms of storage, it has 16GB of built-in memory with support for microSD card expansion of up to 64GB. On the back, there is a 13MP camera with flash, while the front has a 5MP shooter. In the audio department, the speakers are enhanced with Dolby Atmos.
In terms of connectivity, it supports 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, as well as two SIM slots – one nano, one micro. The device has a heft to it as it weighs 250g; that could be because of the huge 4,250mAh battery in the device. The Lenovo PHAB will be available in three colour options – Tuxedo Black, Polar White, Aqua Blue, and Cherry Red. It is now available nationwide at a retail price of RM799 (GST inclusive).
Besides that, Lenovo has also launched the Yoga TAB 3 and TAB 3 Pro. The TAB 3 is an 8-inch tablet that runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 1.3GHz processor paired with 1GB of RAM. Storage wise, it has 16GB of memory with microSD card expansion of up to 128GB. The device features a rotatable 8MP camera on the holding bar and dual Dolby Atmos front-facing speakers. Boasting up to 20 hours of usage, the Yoga TAB 3 is also capable of handling 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, and has a micro SIM card slot. It weighs 472g and will only be available in Slate Black. Lenovo’s Yoga TAB 3 will be sold from RM949.
The Pro variant of the TAB 3, on the other hand, is a 10-inch tablet that has a QHD IPS display. Under the hood, the device runs on an Intel Atom X5-Z8500 processor. It is also equipped with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (expandable with a microSD card up to 128GB). On the back, there is a 13MP shooter, while the front has a 5MP camera. Much like its predecessor, the Yoga TAB 3 Pro also has a built-in pico projector. The tablet is capable of projecting onto a 70-inch display, while the four front-facing JBL Dolby Atmos speakers handle the audio. Pricing information for the Yoga TAB 3 Pro (Puma Black) has yet to be revealed, but it will be available for purchase in December 2015.
That is not all. Nine months ago, Lenovo announced a pocket projector, simply called the Lenovo Pocket Projector. It has finally been brought into the Malaysian market. The Lenovo Pocket Projector is capable of projecting up to a 110-inch display with a choice of two aspect ratios – 16:9 and 4:3. The projector has a brightness level of 50 lumens and its microSD card slot supports cards up to 32GB. A dual-speaker system is found on the device, complete with a 3.5mm audio jack. Lenovo promises the device will play up to 2.5 hours of multimedia content, and the LED lamp can last up to 20,000 hours. It weighs 170g and is 100mm thick. The Lenovo Pocket Projector is compatible with Android devices above Jelly Bean (version 4.3), Windows 8.1 and above, as well as iOS devices equipped with DLNA or Miracast. The price for the device is currently unknown, but it will be available for sale in either December 2015 or January 2016.
Last but not least, the company also launched the Lenovo 500 2.0 Bluetooth Speaker for both music lovers and business users. The second iteration of the Lenovo 500 Bluetooth Speaker utilises two 5W audio drivers. Users can connect to it via Bluetooth 4.0 or NFC. Powered by a 1,800mAh battery, the company said that the Bluetooth speaker will last up to six hours of continuous usage. The device weighs 350g and measures 58mm at its thickest point. The Lenovo 500 2.0 Bluetooth Speaker comes in a platinum colour scheme and will be sold for RM399.
Looking at Lenovo’s long list of product announcements, the company sure knows how to end the year. Some of these products are now available in the market while some will take a little longer to arrive on store shelves. These should be all that Lenovo has to offer in Malaysia for 2015.