Lenovo hasn’t had a shy presence at this year’s Consumers Electronics Show in Las Vegas (unlike Samsung, Sony or HTC), where they announced the new P90 and Vibe X2 Pro smartphones, their first smart band and a special selfie accessory. But that’s not all as the company had another new handset to be announced – the Lenovo A6000, which is said to be targeting the low-entry segment of the market, being available at a price of around $169.
Judging by its price, the device will take on such popular devices as Micromax’s YU Yureka and Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4G, but some of its specs aren’t as impressive, so we wonder what will be the fate of this smartphone be. By the looks of it, it seems that Lenovo is betting on the power of its brand, but it’s hard to believe that it will matter in such moments when consumers have such a wide array of choices before them. Nonetheless, here’s what the specs sheet of the device looks like:
- 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display
- 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with Adreno 306 GPU
- 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, expandable memory with microSD
- Android 4.4 (KitKat) with Vibe 2.0 UI
- Dual (micro) SIM
- 8MP auto-focus rear camera with LED Flash
- 2MP front-facing camera
- 8.2mm thick and weighs 128 grams
- 4G LTE / 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
- 2300mAh battery
Speaking of this smartphone, Colin Giles, the company senior vice president for worldwide sales, said the following:
We think the Indian buyers will want to future-proof themselves for when 4G services become more widespread in country. Buying a smartphone is a big decision involving a sizeable portion of their disposable income and they wouldn’t want to take a chance.
The Lenovo A6000 comes in Black color and will launch in India later this month exclusively on Flipkart. Lenovo says the specification as well as the price might me slightly adjusted by launch. We expect Lenovo/Flipkart to undercut both Yureka and Redmi Note 4G when it launches on January 16th in India.
One important thing to note here is that the phone doesn’t support the TD-LTE (band 40) in India which is kind of a bummer to say the least. It indeed supports TD-LTE 40. Apologies for the wrong information.