Lenovo announced to release an Android 4-powered smart TV, an 10-inch tablet, and a new smartphone, along with its own cloud-based data services. The company is calling the 55-inch TV the first to run the Android 4 operating system.
The smart TV, will be as K91, which will have 1080p IPS display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, & a built-in 5-megapixel camera to support face recognition. In addition to Android 4, the K91 will run a second interface where Lenovo calls “the Sandwich UI” which can handle video on demand, “Internet apps,” and regular TV programming etc.
According to a press release, the TV will be controllable through speech as well as with a compatible tablet or smartphone. Photos of the TV’s remote have not been released, but it will have a touchpad, 5 directional keys, and a motion sensor.
Lenovo’s tablet called the IdeaTab S2, will also run Android 4 on a 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM and 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB storage options. The device measures 8.69 millimeters thick and weighs 1.27 pounds—about a tenth of a pound less than the iPad 2. The 10-inch IPS display has a resolution of 1280x800, and the tablet will be able to connect to both WiFi and 3G.
The most attractive thing about the IdeaTab S2 is one of its accessories: a keyboard dock made for the IdeaTab S2 that includes a second battery to provide up to 20 total hours of use (Lenovo did not provide battery estimates without the dock).The tablet design is similar to the recently released Asus Transformer Prime, though the IdeaTab S2 lacks the Transformer Prime’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor.
Jeffrey Witt, a spokesperson for Lenovo, told that the tablet will be sold bundled with the dock in some regions, while it will come as a separate item in others.
The smartphone, dubbed Smartphone S2, is similar in dimension and design to the company’s older LePhone. Behind the 3.8-inch 800x480 display is a 1.4GHz single-core processor and a configurable 512MB/1GB of memory and 8GB/16GB of storage; the back side has an 8-megapixel camera. The phone runs Android 2.3, rounding out its behind-the-times profile, with no plans to bring in Android 4. Barring a very reasonable price or impressive UI overlay, there’s not much to see here.