The Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Android tablet with a 10 inch display just went on sale in the US, but the company is already shipping a new Android tablet in China: The LePad A1-07 with a 7 inch display.
Evidence that Lenovo was working on a new 7 inch model has been cropping up for the past few months. It’s not surprising to see it launch first in China. That’s Lenovo’s home country, and the 10 inch tablet launched in China half a year before it was available in the US.
The LePad A1-07 features a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display and Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. It has a 1 GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 3622 processor, 512MB of RAM, and 16GB of storage, and front and rear cameras. The tablet has GPS, WiFi, a microUSB port and microSD card slot. It has a 3550mAh battery and weighs about 0.9 pounds.
The tablet is selling for the equivalent of about $390 in China. There’s no word on how much it will cost if and when it’s released in the US or Europe.
Lenovo recently introduced several 10 inch tablets for the US market including the IdeaPad K1 which is already available, a ThinkPad Tablet with Google Android which is due out next week, and the Lenovo IdeaPad P1 tablet with Windows 7.