After Huawei and LG, it was time for leading PC manufacturer Lenovo to take center-stage and showcase its new devices, here at the Mobile World Congress 2014. Lenovo, which is the largest PC manufacturer, and third in the race of smart-connected devices, today, at the CES, introduced to the world three new smartphones to its S-Series lineup – Lenovo S860, Lenovo S850 and Lenovo S660.
Aiming to find a balance between style, productivity and battery life, at a competitive price point, Lenovo has tried to please the needs of all kinds of users with its three new smartphones. Running on Android 4.2, better known as JellyBean, all the devices are pretty large and are powered by quad-core MTK processors, and come with Dual-Sim capability. All that and given its price, Lenovo seems to be targeting at markets like India and other Asia-pacific regions with its new smartphone portfolio.
The S860 sports a 5.3-inch wide-view HD screen and a metallic brushed metal design. It is powered by quad-core processor coupled with rather impressive 2 gigs of RAM. The device runs Android 4.2, which is strange since KitKat, Android 4.4 has been out for quite sometime now.
Priced at $349, the Chinese giant claims that its humongous battery will provide an ultra-long life and all day productivity to the consumers. In fact, you can charge your other devices by plugging them to S860 via micro USB cable.
Lenovo is targeting professional business users with this device. On the connectivity front, the device supports 3G, but lacks support for LTE.
Lenovo is aiming S850 towards the people who are high on style and can’t compromise on looks in a phone. The 5-inch phone, iterated with a Trendsetting All-Glass design, is a content consumption device. Running on Android 4.2, coupled with a quad-core processor, the phone is pretty thin and lightweight.
It sports a 13MP camera at the rear, and 5MP mounted up front, the device makes it possible to take beautiful images and sharing them on your favored social network in the blink of an eye.
For people who are looking for a budget phone without compromising on the specs, Lenovo presents S660 which comes with a rather solid, elegant metal design. With a 4.7-inch display, and a rather impressive metallic design, the body also hosts resistant technologies which prevent it from being a fingerprint and dust magnet.
You can expand the memory up to 32 GB via microSD cards. Again, Lenovo promises that the battery will be able to last a day with typical usage.
In addition, you can also enjoy Lenovo’s exclusive DOit apps, which will help you securing your data, to storing them in the cloud and quick ways to share them on your favored social networking websites.
Pricing and Availability
Starting from the affordable price point of $229 for S660, and $269 for the media consumption S850, the $349 S860 sits next to Lenovo’s recently launched flagship device Vibe X. The devices will start shipping from this June.