Lenovo five-inch dual-core tablet leaked

Lenovo is readying a dual-core five-inch Android tablet to be marketed under the LePad brand in China and IdeaPad in the rest of the world, according to as-yet unconfirmed details leaked from the company.

While it might leave people wondering why they would want a small touch screen device that wasn't their smartphone, the same thoughts were had about Dell's reasonably successful Streak 5 'tablet.' For now it's unknown whether the Lenovo device has voice calling capabilities, though some of the leaked pictures that tech new site Engadget has dug up do leave it as a 'maybe' instead of an outright 'no.'

Other details revealed by the images include a micro-USB port, HDMI output and a front facing camera. These are similar features to the ones found on the 10.1-inch Lenovo tablet that had its details leaked on tech news sites just over a week ago, which is tipped to use Android 4.0 'Ice Cream Sandwich' and to launch before the end of the year.

These aren't the only recently leaked Lenovo products, either: there's also the Android/Windows hybrid laptop that's based on the existing ultra-slim ThinkPad X1 design, although as yet the company hasn't confirmed or denied the existence of any of the aforementioned devices.