Lenovo announces a Google Assistant Smart Clock and Amazon Alexa Smart Tabs
Lenovo was one of the first companies to release a Google Assistant Smart Display. They beat Google to the punch with the Lenovo Smart Display in July. Now, at CES 2019, Lenovo has announced a new batch of Google Assistant and Alexa-enabled smart devices. The Lenovo Smart Clock is a smaller alternative to the Google Home Hub, while the Smart Tabs are dockable tablets with Amazon Alexa built-in.
Lenovo Smart Clock
The Lenovo Smart Display and Google Home Hub have 7-10-inch displays, which may be a bit large for some situations. A popular place for these smart display devices is the nightstand next to your bed, but not everyone has the space for a 10-inch device. The Lenovo Smart Clock features a compact 4-inch display with all the same functionality.
The size makes this a great modern replacement for an alarm clock. You can use your voice to set alarms, listen to music, and see details about your day. It also supports the gentle wake-up routine. The design of the device is reminiscent of Google’s design language with soft-touch fabric covering all sides. There is a USB port on the back for charging other devices, a mute mic button, and no camera.
|Dimensions & Weight||113.88 x 79.2 x 79.8mm Weight: 328g|
|Display size||4″ , IPS, Resolution: 480 x 800, Screen: Touch Compatible|
|Design Color & Finish||Soft Touch Cloth Grey|
|I/O Buttons||1x microphone mute toggle, 1x Volume +/-|
|Ports||Rear USB port for charging|
|Processor||MediaTek 8167S 1.5ghz|
|Audio||1x 1.5″ 3W speaker (Peak power of 6W), 2 x Passive radiators|
|Wireless Connectivity||WLAN : 2.4G/5G Dual Band, IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac|
|Memory||RAM : 1GB, Flash (eMMC) : 8GB|
Lenovo Smart Tabs
The Lenovo Smart Tabs are interesting devices. They are Android tablets that can be docked to become Amazon Alexa smart displays. While in use as a tablet, it’s a fairly standard Android Oreo tablet. But when docked, the UI switches to the Show Mode that you would see on the Amazon Echo Show.
There are two Smart Tab models: Smart Tab M10 and P10. They have the same processor and display, but the P10 is equipped with more RAM, more storage, bigger battery, better cameras, and a fingerprint scanner. The Smart Dock itself includes 2 3W full-range speakers, 3 far-field microphones, a mute button, and volume buttons.
|Specs||Smart Tab P10||Smart Tab M10|
|Dimensions||242 x 167 x 7mm||243 x 168 x 8mm|
|Operating System||Android Oreo||Android Oreo|
|Color||Aurora Black||Slate Black|
|Visual Assistant Experience||Alexa Built-in||Alexa Built-in|
|Display||10.1” FHD (1920 x 1200) LCD IPS display||10.1” FHD (1920 x 1200) LCD IPS display|
|Processor||Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 450||Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 450|
|Storage||Up to 64GB||Up to 32GB|
|Memory||Up to 4GB||Up to 3GB|
|Audio||4 x front-facing speakers Dolby Atmos®||2 x front-facing speakers Dolby Atmos®|
|Front Camera||5MP fixed focus||2MP fixed focus|
|Rear Camera||8MP autofocus||5MP autofocus|
|Special Features||Dual-glass design|
Pricing & Availability
The Lenovo Smart Clock will be available in the Spring for $79.99. The Lenovo Smart Tabs will be available later this month. The Smart Tab P10 will start at $299.99, while the Smart Tab M10 will start at $199.99. The Smart Dock is included with both tablets.