The market for 10 inch tablets is pretty crowded, but Lenovo hopes that the IdeaTab S2 can standout with a custom Ice Cream Sandwich interface and a locking keyboard dock.
The IdeaTab S2110 as you’ll see it called online, measures under 9mm thick and offers a clean design. This second generation IdeaTab tablet shows a commitment to design and looks and feels quite nice in person
While this tablet runs Android 4.0.1, Lenovo has added a custom interface to make the tablet friendlier to the average user with app launchers for common tasks like business, personal apps and security. You can see the interface in the hands on video below.
IdeaTab S2 Tablet Hands On Video
Rounding out the experience is a 5MP rear facing camera with flash and a front facing 1.3MP camera for video chats. The 10 inch IPS display has a 1280 x 800 resolution, and the tablet has 1GB RAM and up to 64GB of SSD storage. There is a micro HDMI connection for sharing content to a projector or the big screen. Word is that Lenovo will offer a 3G version with the ability to make phone calls, but details were lacking.
The main differentiator is the keyboard dock that locks on and provides an extra 10 hours of battery life. This dock is similar to what we have seen on the Transformer and Transformer Prime, but it slides into the dock much easier. When you combine the dock and the tablet, you get 20 hours of battery life and a keyboard that can turn this into a productivity tool.
Lenovo has not announced pricing or a release date for the IdeaTab S2 yet