The best of MWC 2015
MWC 2015: Tablets
There were only a handful of tablets launched this year, notably from Sony, Lenovo and Nokia (yes, Nokia).
Ok, so we’re cheating a bit here. The Nokia N1 – the first device to be released by the Finnish firm since it sold its mobile division to Microsoft – was announced at Slush Conference in Helsinki back in November. However, this was its first appearance at a major international trade show. GSM Arena has more information on the device, as well as a hands on video.
While the N1 has been available in China for some time, there’s still no UK release date, although Nokia promises it will, eventually, arrive on our shores too.
The Xperia Z4 Tablet was the real star of Sony’s MWC show.
The 10in tablet is slimmer and lighter than its predecessor, measuring 6.1mm thick and 392g from the Wi-Fi version. It has an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 2K, 2,560 x 1,600 IPS display, and will be water and dust resistant to IP68. It will run Android 5 and be available this spring.
Lenovo showed off not one, not two, but three tablets at MWC this year – the TAB 2 A10-70, TAB 2 A8, and the ideapad MIIX 300.
The two TAB 2 tablets both run on Android, although the 10in A10-70 runs 5 Lollipop, whereas the 8in A8 runs 4.4 JellyBean. Both come with a rear camera, have a MediaTek quad-core processor, have Wi-Fi and 4G capabilities and measure 8.9mm thick.
The A10-70 is set to launch in June, while the A8 should go on sale in April.