Lenovo IdeaTab S5000 now available in China starting $260

While most manufacturers seem to be focusing on smartphones and phablets (Apple being the exception), Chinese giant Lenovo put their latest offering on sale yesterday the 7″ IdeaTab S5000.

The device is a budget tablet with a MediatTek processor. Priced RMB 1,588 ($260) for the WiFi only variant and RMB 1,888 ($310) for the WiFi+3G variant, the Ideapad S5000 comes with a 1280 x 800 screen, MT8135 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of ROM, a 5 mega-pixel main camera, 1.6 mega-pixel front-facing camera, and the usual connectivity set including WiFi and Bluetooth v4.0.

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The tablet will come with Android v4.2.2 out of the box and will be powered by a 3,450mAh battery. Lenovo would hope to compete against a range of locally-branded tablets and the likes of Nexus 7 (2012). The Lenovo IdeaTab S5000 can be bought via the Lenovo Online Store.

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