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Lenovo announces the 7-inch S5000 tablet

Lenovo has a new 7-inch tablet coming out, and the S5000 promises to be extraordinarily thin and light, and be a stylish yet affordable option. At just 7.9mm thin, and weighing in at just 8.68 ounces, combined with chrome accents and a laser-etched "fabric-feel" surface around back.

Up front you're looking at a 7-inch 1280x800 screen with a 178 degree wide viewing angle. A front-facing 1.6MP camera and 5MP rear camera are on board, as is 3G HSPA+ connectivity on some SKUs. Under the hood you've got a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU and 1GB of RAM, running on Android 4.2. The S5000 will feature 16GB of internal storage.

Other features like a sizeable 3450mAh battery and USB on-the-go round out the S5000. While the spec sheet may not get your blood pumping, hopefully it's priced right for the users on a budget. No word on pricing or availability just yet, but we imagine we'll see this one around the holiday season at the latest. Hit the break for a few pictures.

Jerry Hildenbrand
Jerry Hildenbrand

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

  • Kinda small battery and why the hell did they put their logo up front...
  • At this day and age battery has to be bigger. There are phones that come with batteries roughly that large. 4500mah or bust on a 7" tablet.
  • I guess you've never seen how well the 3950 mAh battery performs on the new N7.
  • This. That damn battery performs rather admirably, considering how heavily I use it on a day-to-day basis. Posted from my phone, using your girlfriend's Internet, while you're at work.
  • A "Best Buy" for Android tablets include the September release of a 3G HSPA+ 7-inch tablet that provides both Internet and Phone Call capability -- the new Novo 7 EOS ($189) is hard to match and one of the first sites this new model is available through is TabletSprint -- and works with GSM Wireless carriers worldwide, including AT&T and T-Mobile -- a SIM card may be used interchangeably with both a phone and tablet; and with Bluetooth it's easy to use a Wireless headset for phone calls. The Novo 7 EOS is made by Ainol Electronics, which won runner-up for Best-Tablet-of-the-Year at CES 2012 -- and offers a 7-inch HD screen (1280x800), 16GB Memory, built-in GPS, Bluetooth, dual cameras, and a 4400 mAh battery. While the Novo 7 EOS may not offer 4G speeds, overall connection is sufficient for most needs and it doesn't cost $300-$500 typical of 4G enabled tablets.
  • Is a 3450 mAh battery really considered sizable for a 7 inch tablet?
  • The battery seems kinda small for a 7" tablet
  • I rather spend my money on the hisense sero 7 pro and get HDMI output, external micro SD card, same specs and I'll bet much cheaper too.
  • I owned a Hisense, bad build quality and good luck seeing any updates
  • Just stop, Lenovo. Go back to making cheap computers made out of plastic and selling them for $800. My Y570 was terrible. Posted via Android Central App
  • I really thought the headline was $5000. I was like holy crap does this thing cure aids. Posted via Android Central App
  • Bought a Lenovo A100 a while back, a bit before the OG Nexus 7 arrived. Fairly decent build quality, but NOT ONE OS update on the thing, no patches, nothing. Lenovo is just rolling them out as fast as they can, as there have been at least two other 7" iterations since then, but they are doing a crap job supporting them after the fact. I'm willing to consider them again if the support model changes, but until then, stay away from Lenovo tablets.