Lenovo has unveiled a new Android 4.0 tablet, the IdeaTab S2109, via YouTube. The S2109 features an 8.9mm-thick unibody shell, Micro HDMI out, four speakers, a microSD slot, and an eerily familiar display. Lenovo might be picking up the spare inventory left by the new iPad's move to a Retina display — the IdeaTab has a 9.7-inch 1024 x 768 IPS screen reminiscent of the one found in the first two generations of iPad. Although the tablet includes a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, it appears as though Lenovo has decided against adding a rear camera — something we're thoroughly unbothered by.
Lenovo says the S2109's battery will be good for 10 hours' use, although the company hasn't yet detailed which SoC or how much on-board storage its will have. The IdeaTab S2, which from model numbers alone appears to be a close relation, features a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4, so we could see something similar utilized here. Also unknown are the price and release date of the tablet, which have yet to be announced, but the aforementioned S2 is priced at $349, and has a higher resolution display and rear camera, so we hope that the IdeaTab S2109 will be priced competitively.