Lenovo has launched three new smartphones for the Indian market – the A1000, the A6000 Shot, and the K3 Note Music. The new smartphones are destined for exclusive offline sales, and they will be available through retail outlets in the country in the last week of October.
Lenovo A1000 is positioned as the low-budget offering, being priced at Rs. 4,999. The new Lenovo A1000 has some modest specs, featuring a 4-inch WVGA (480×800) TFT-TN display, Spreadtrum SC7731 quad-core SoC clocked at 1.3GHz and Adreno Mail400 MP2 GPU along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal storage (expandable via microSD card up to 32GB).
The handset also gets a 5-megapixel primary camera, along with a VGA front shooter. The handset is dual-SIM capable and it comes with 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and Android 5.0 Lollipop. There’s a 2050mAh battery which should last for up to 9 hours on a single charge. The smartphone is available in Onyx Black and Pearl White.
The Lenovo A6000 Shot is somewhat reminiscent of the Lenovo A6000, but judging by its name, it become clear that there have been deployed improvements in the imaging sector. The smartphone gets a 13-megapixel rear autofocus camera with and LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The Lenovo A6000 Shot comes in Onyx Black, Pearl White, and Carmine Red colour options and is priced at Rs. 9,999.
The handset has a a 5-inch HD (720×1280) display, is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 quad-core SoC clocked at 1.2GHz along with Adreno 306 GPU. It comes with 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage further expandable with a microSD card. The Lenovo A6000 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, comes with support for dual-SIM, 4G Indian LTE bands, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0.
The Lenovo K3 Note Music is similar to the K3 Note and shares its design cues with the device, as we can clearly see. The improvements are obviously in the sound department, as the device is said to be the world’s first to come with the AnyWoofer technology. It also features better ceramic speakers and comes with the Dolby Atmos audio technology.
As for the rest of its specs, the K3 Note Music sports a 5.5-inch FHD (1920×1080) display with a 178-degree wide viewing angle. On the inside we find a MediaTek MT6752 octa-core 1.7GHz SoC with Adreno Mali-T760 MP2 GPU coupled with 2GB of RAM, and 16GB internal storage that can be expanded via microSD card up to 32GB.
The device runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, supports 4G LTE Indian bands on both the SIM slots and has a 3000mAh battery. The Lenovo K3 Note Music model comes in Pearl White, Onyx Black, and Laser Yellow and is priced at Rs. 12,999.
The devices will be available in stores before the Diwali festival and the company is also looking to open 50 Moto-Lenovo stores in 40 cities and more than 350 service centers before the big holiday. Speaking of this, Sudhin Mathur, Director at the Smartphones division at Lenovo India, said the following:
Diwali is when we see a substantial jump in sales and this is why we are launching the A1000 priced Rs 4,999, A6000 Shot at Rs 9,999 and K3 Note Music at Rs 12,999 exclusively for our offline channel partners.
He further added that they will focus on seven large states including Rajasthan, UP, Gujarat, Kerala and Karnataka where Lenovo’s brand acceptability is really high. What do you think about these new devices, could they become an interesting acquisition in the near future?