Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 budget 10 inch tablet hits the FCC

Lenovo could be preparing to bring one of its first Android tablets with a MediaTek processor to the US. The Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 showed up at the FCC this week, suggesting that it could be coming to America soon.

Lenovo IdeaTab S6000

The IdeaTab S6000 is a 10 inch tablet which Lenovo first introduced in February. It measures 0.34 inches thick, weighs about 1.2 pounds, and has a 10 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display with a 178 degree viewing angle.

It’s powered by a 1.2 GHz MediaTek MTK8389 quad-core processor. That’s a chip that’s proven popular with Chinese tablet and phone makers (and Lenovo is a Chinese company), but we haven’t seen it used in many devices widely distributed in the US yet.

Lenovo hasn’t revealed the pricing for this tablet, but the choice of a MediaTek processor is a good indicator that Lenovo doesn’t plan to charge an arm and a leg for the IdeaTab S6000.

The company also plans to bring new 7 inch tablets to market soon, including an IdeaTab A1000 with a dual-core chip, and an IdeaTab A300 with a MediaTek quad-core chip.