Back in October, Lenovo introduced us to the Yoga 10, a unique tablet with a built-in stand and relatively low-to-mid range specs. For those that were interested in the original’s design but felt the specs could be better, you’ll want to turn your attention to the Yoga 10 HD+.
Lenovo’s newly announced Yoga 10 HD+ might look a lot like the original at first glance, but there are certainly a good number of improvements under the hood.
Specs and features
Although the original Yoga 10 only had a dual-core MediaTek CPU and just 1GB of RAM, the Yoga 10 HD+ is powered by a quad-core 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU and 2GB RAM. The 10.1-inch display’s resolution has also been bumped up from 1280×800 to 1920×1080 (Full HD).
While the 10 HD+ might not have the most impressive specs we’ve seen from a tablet (though better than the original), it does certainly stand out when it comes to battery life. Thanks to the massive 9000 mAh battery, the Yoga 10 HD+ can reportedly offer roughly 18 hours of battery life.
Here’s the full list of specs for the upcoming tablet:
Weighing 1.35lb and only 3-8.1mm thin
Adaptive display automatically adjusts to ambient light
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad 1.6GHz processor
Android 4.3 (OTA to 4.4)
HSPA+ 42Mbps download/ 5.76Mbps upload
Dolby Advanced Audio
2GB memory, up to 32GB storage
64GB expandable with Micro SD
8MP HD camera, 1.6MP front camera
3G connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, G-sensor
Up to 18 hours of battery life
9000mAh Li-ion battery
Optional keyboard and cover
Aside from the big battery, the Yoga 10 HD+ also offers a unique three mode approach, dubbed as: hold, tilt and stand mode. In short, this means you can use the unique cylindrical end of the tablet for easy holding while browsing and reading, or you can tilt it for better viewing angles on a desk or table. There’s also a built-in kickstand that allows you to put the device into stand mode.
For those that want it, Lenovo has an optional keyboard accessory so you can transform the Yoga into an Android-powered laptop of sorts, giving your a fourth way to use the tablet.
Introducing DOit Apps
Alongside the announcement of the Yoga tablet 10 HD+, Lenovo is taking the wraps of its DOit app suite. In total there are five apps: SHAREit, SECUREit, SYNCit, SNAPit and the SEEit Gallery.The first three apps aren’t necessarily new, as they have been offered for both Lenovo and non-Lenovo tablets and smartphones for a while now — via Google Play.
ShareIt is designed to make it easy to share pics,vids and other files with up to five devices without an internet connection and wirelessly transfers information at a speed that Lenovo claims is 40x faster than Bluetooth. SecureIt is basically a malware, spam and virus protection tool and SyncIt serves as a cloud backup system.
The newest members to the suite are the SnapIt and SeeIt Gallery. As you’ve probably guessed, the first app is a camera app, which features modes for low-light situations, wide-angle sots, panorama, burst and much more. The photos can than be viewed and edited via the new gallery app.
Lenovo has yet to specify what markets the Yoga 10+ HD will land in, but it does say it will be available come April “via major retailers” and through their online store. The Yoga 10+ HD will set consumers back $349.
Show Press Release
BARCELONA – February 23, 2014: PC+ leader Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today at the 2014 Mobile World Congress announced the new YOGA Tablet 10 HD+, a multimode Android device that takes Lenovo’s original Yoga Tablet to new heights with a premium mobile experience. The YOGA Tablet 10 HD+ perfects the tablet’s unique design with Hold, Tilt and Stand Modes by infusing it with the finest technologies including a Full HD screen, Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor and sharp high resolution camera while maintaining its incredible up to 18 hours of battery life1 . New Features Advance Model for Multimode Tablet
While the original YOGA Tablet 10 shattered the mold on the “sea of sameness” tablet design, the YOGA Tablet 10 HD+ perfects this model for multimode tablets with new leading features. First, consumers will notice how the tablet’s 10.1-in 20/20 Vision display makes graphics seemingly pop off the screen framed in an attractive silver or gold body. With Full HD 1920×1200 resolution, movies and photos look crystal clear and more like real life. Thanks to the new Smart Display, the tablet automatically adjusts the images and text on the screen to the ambient light, making it gentler on users’ eyes in all its modes.
Built for accessing multimedia on the go, apps and files load quickly thanks to its new Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with quad core CPU and large storage. Running Android 4.3, the tablet features rich Dolby® audio, 10 point multitouch, a micro USB port supporting on-the-go technology and an optional keyboard. For capturing mobile memories in even sharper pictures, the YOGA Tablet 10 HD+ comes equipped with a new high definition 8MP rear camera, ideal for snapping photos of friends, family and life’s precious moments.
Three Modes In One Tablet
Packed with even more valuable features, the YOGA Tablet 10 HD+ retains the key design and technologies users love about the original YOGA Tablet 10, starting with its incredible up to 18 hours of battery life.
The tablet’s signature three modes – Hold, Tilt and Stand – continue to give users a better way to use the tablet in nearly any situation. The tablet’s unique cylindrical battery allows them to hold it for reading or browsing the Internet, or they can place it in Tilt Mode for a better viewing angle on a desk or tablet. They can also deploy the new and improved kickstand that extends from the tablet’s battery cylinder to position it in Stand Mode. Stand Mode provides a more stable way to enjoy movies and photos without propping the tablet up with a cover and now stands upright from between 30 and 80 degrees.
Do More With DOit Apps
Lenovo’s three DOit apps make sharing, synching and protecting data on the YOGA Tablet 10 HD+ simple. With SHAREit, users can instantly share pictures, videos, music files, documents, contacts and even apps with up to five devices without an Internet connection. It wirelessly transfers information or even the app itself between devices at up to 40x faster than Bluetooth®. SECUREit optimizes and protects users’ mobile data with its menu of data-protection tools. With a single touch, it protects against viruses, spam and malware, and if the tablet becomes lost or stolen, anti-theft protection locks it down. SECUREit acts as a privacy guard to protect against unwarranted access to users’ private information and also makes the tablet operate faster by taking actions such as closing redundant background apps.
SYNCit serves as a personal backup assist by backing up contacts, text messages and call logs in the cloud. Users can reload the content to their tablet or another Android device. SNAPit Camera gives users unprecedented flexibility for shooting in specific modes (such as panorama or burst mode) for wide-angle shots, low-light situations and more. It also offers special filters and effects. Users can then edit photos right inside the app: They can remove unwanted objects and even create fun, animated GIF files.
“People have told us they love the YOGA Tablet for its clever design that gives them a better way for all the different ways they use tablets,” said Jeff Meredith, vice president, marketing, Mobile Business Group, Lenovo. “Now we’ve created the new YOGA Tablet 10 HD+ to give consumers the ultimate multimode tablet experience, packing it with premium technologies from a gorgeous screen to faster processor to user-centric software.”
“We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Lenovo to deliver premium mobile experiences with superior battery life,” said Luis Pineda, senior vice president of business development, mobile computing, for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Coupled with the unique design of the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor enables a stunning multimedia experience with HD video capture and playback, HD multichannel audio and seamless connectivity.”
The YOGA Tablet 10 HD+ will be available starting in April via major retailers and www.lenovo.com. Models start at $349.
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About Lenovo Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$34 billion personal technology company – the largest PC maker worldwide and an emerging PC Plus leader – serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the Company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo, a global Fortune 500 company, has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina.