Lenovo A7000 was unveiled at the MWC 2015 in Barcelona last month, and the company has launched it in Indian markets today at what looks like a great pricing of Rs.8,999 (~$145). The A7000 is a successor to the hugely successful Lenovo A6000, which according to Lenovo was purchased by over 300,000 customers over the past 3 months.
The Lenovo A7000 comes with a bigger 5.5-inch (1280×720 pixels) HD display and is touted as the world’s first Android smartphone to feature Dolby Atmos technology for rich audio quality. It sports an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front selfie camera. Powering the device is the MediaTek MT6752m 1.5GHz 64-bit octa-core processor coupled with 2GB DDR-3 RAM.
Like the A6000, the Lenovo A7000 also comes with 8GB of internal storage, and has a microSD card supporting up to 32GB. The phone is quite slim with 8mm thickness and weighs around 140g. It’s also one of the first phones from lenovo to run the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop with Vibe UI on top of it. Connectivity options include WiFi, BT 4.0 and FM Radio support. There’s a huge 2900mAh battery to power the big display, and guess what? It’s user replaceable!
We had done a brief hands on with the Lenovo A7000 at MWC 2015.
Unlike the A6000 which lacked few sensors like GPS compass, the Lenovo A7000 doesn’t come with any major compromises. It retains the design language of its predecessor, but has a bigger and better display to attract more users. Lenovo claims that the A7000 has an Antutu benchmark score of 43,010 which is better than some yesteryear flagship phones. At this price, the A7000 will be taking on the likes of YU Yureka, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G and Honor 4X.
The Lenovo A7000 supports both the 4G LTE bands in India, and is a dual SIM offering, with just one of the SIM slots supporting 4G LTE, while the other supports 2G only. The phone will be available via flash sales on Flipkart for Rs.8,999 and will go on sale on April 15th. Registrations for the flash sale will be open today.