Lenovo’s Yoga tablet is getting a makeover. The company announced the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week. It features the same flexible design, but bumps the screen resolution up to high definition. It’s getting a nice increase in the power department as well.
The original 10-inch tablet’s 1280 x 800 display has been replaced by a much higher resolution, 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 screen, which delivers a sharper 224 pixels per inch. It should perform a lot faster, as well, thanks to a new 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and 2GB of RAM. The rear camera has also been upgraded to 8 megapixels, and the tablet will ship running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, with an update to Android 4.4 KitKat in the works.
Physically, the Yoga Tablet HD+ still very much resembles its predecessor. It features an adjustable kickstand capable of rotating 135 degrees. This allows you to use the tablet in three different positions — on your lap, standing up for watching media, or propped up slightly for typing. The kickstand is also home to a massive 9,000mAh battery, which provides the tablet with up to 18 hours of battery life.
The Yoga Tablet HD+ will be released in April starting at $349. It’s still a little pricey, but you’re getting much better features for the money than the first time around. I think that with this upgrade, the Yoga stands a significantly better chance against other upper-mid-range slates like Amazon’s 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX.