Lenovo has just launched another budget range device in the Android smartphone market in India. The Lenovo A5000, though, doesn’t carry along with anything that might relate to the specs of the A6000 and A7000, as this device focuses more on longer battery life, than any other aspect.
Available at TheDoStore (company’s own online store) and Lenovo’s retail stores for a price of Rs. 9999, the Lenovo A5000 has a 5-inch HD display with nearly 180-degree viewing angle according to the company. Internally, it is powered by a Mediatek MT6582 processor (1.3 GHz quad-core chipset) along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal storage, with a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion (maximum of 32GB).
There’s an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera with fixed focus. While the device looks much similar to the S580 from the company (which was exclusive to Snapdeal, and had a similar display and camera combination, but a different processor and battery), it has a much higher battery capacity, with a 4000 mAh battery packed in, which is said to be give about 35 hours of talktime on 2G, 17 hours of talktime on 3G, and up to 32 days of standby time.
The Lenovo A5000 runs Android 4.4 KitKat with Vibe UI having apps such as ShareIt, Security, Guvera Music, CamCard, CamScanner, Kingsoft Office, Route 66 Navi + Maps, Txtr eBooks, UC Browser, Facebook, Skype, Twitter, WeChat, and SyncIt along with a few games and Google apps.
This Dual SIM (one regular SIM, one Mini) device supports 3G connectivity, and has all other standard connectivity options including Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and FM Radio included. It is available right away, at only the Lenovo stores, and interestingly, unlike the recent devices from the company, this isn’t going for sale on Flipkart, as the other devices (A6000 Plus, A7000) continue to be sold through flash sales.