Looks like Lenovo is working on a new Android tablet. The Lenovo B8080 has made an appearance on the GFXBench site, showing off some benchmarks and system specifications. The B8080 has a 1920 x 1200 resolution display and is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 400 SoC clocked at 1.59 GHz. It’s running Android 4.3. Jelly Bean. That’s all the GFXBench can offer up, but it gives us a hint of the Lenovo Android tablet that could hit the market.
The B8080 could be an upgrade to the Yoga 8 and Yoga 10 that Lenovo announced at the end of October. Both Lenovo Yoga tablets have 1280 x 800 resolution displays and run on MediaTek quad-core chipsets. The Yoga 8 and Yoga 10 also have 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, with a microSD card slot for storage expansion. They run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. We reviewed both of those tablets back in November. With the B8080 Lenovo looks to be stepping their game up a bit. We don’t have all of the B8080’s specs yet, but what we do see looks better than the Yoga 8 or 10.
The curious thing about the Yoga tablets is the hinge design. It has a hinge with a built-in stand on one side that allows users to prop the device up on a flat surface, making typing on the device easier when it’s sitting on a desk or table. The stand is adjustable from 110 to 135 degrees so you can angle it just right for your wrist. The stand is housed in a roll or a hump, whatever you want to call it, on the side of the device. That hump can help to improve your grip on the tablet a bit. The Yoga 8 can be picked up for $249, while the Yoga 10 is $50 more, coming in at $299. The B8080 could be an upgrade to the Yoga tablets, or it could be something entirely new from Lenovo.
As we get closer to CES 2014, we’re going to start seeing more devices like these popping up on benchmark websites and places like the FCC. With CES less than two weeks away, we don’t have much longer before all of the fun begins.