Update: Lenovo has finally launched the Snapdragon 410 smartphone at the CES 2015, and this is the budget smartphone the company was about to launch as the competitor to Yu Yureka and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G, as the device supports 4G LTE connectivity. It’s named the Lenovo A6000 and it is no much different from the Lenovo K3. [Latest Price of Lenovo A6000 – [amazon_link asins=’B00WJTZ2KS’ template=’PriceLink’ store=’prblog02-21′ marketplace=’IN’ link_id=’997439c3-ded5-11e6-952a-21bb5e95cff6′]]
The price is set at Rs. 6999 and that is one of the most aggressive pricing in the recent times, apart from what we had seen for the Yureka smartphone. For the specs, the device has a 5-inch 720p display with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage. The cameras included are a 8-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone boasts Dual speakers with Dolby Digital Plus technology, and the battery included has a capacity of 2300 mAh which according to them, has a talktime of 13 hours and about 11.5 days of standby time. [Latest Price of Lenovo A6000 – [amazon_link asins=’B00WJTZ2KS’ template=’PriceLink’ store=’prblog02-21′ marketplace=’IN’ link_id=’997439c3-ded5-11e6-952a-21bb5e95cff6′]]
The spec sheet at the CES 2015 doesn’t show the TDD LTE band support for India, but we expect that in the device that will be available via Flipkart, later. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi, LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, and there are Dual SIM card slots.
The A6000 runs Android 4.4 KitKat and it is the Vibe 2.0 UI layered over, with some pre-installed apps. The launch in India is imminent, and we feel it will be priced even more aggressively when it is launched at Flipkart.
The A6000 goes on sale on 28th January 2015, and the registration for the same starts on 16th Jan from 6 p.m.
Lenovo was probably the only brand that hadn’t come up with a strong competition in the budget range, except for the S580, but the company is now ready to launch a smartphone with an aggressive pricing, and as we learn from our sources, it could well be priced at the same range of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G and Yu Yureka, but the pricing details are not totally confirmed.
We are also getting to learn that the Lenovo K3 smartphone, that is already official in China, is what Lenovo is preparing to announce. Not a bad device at all, we’d say.
Update: We’ve got the invite for the press conference to be held at CES 2015, Las Vegas. Stay tuned for the update on this.
The only information we got to know is about the processor, i.e. the Snapdragon 410 chipset (Qualcomm’s first 64-bit mobile system on a chip) with clocking speed of 1.4 GHz, and Adreno 306 GPU. It supports CAT4 4G LTE and there are plenty of devices already running on this, including Alcatel OneTouch Pop 2, Samsung Galaxy A5, Samsung Galaxy A3, ZTE V5 Max and Lenovo Vibe Z2. [Latest Price of Lenovo A6000 – [amazon_link asins=’B00WJTZ2KS’ template=’PriceLink’ store=’prblog02-21′ marketplace=’IN’ link_id=’997439c3-ded5-11e6-952a-21bb5e95cff6′]]
Just a week from now, this smartphone is going to be launched and showcased at the CES 2015 event in Las Vegas. We are going to attend the event, thus you’d be soon getting to know our initial thoughts about the smartphone.
If the price is kept under Rs. 10000, this device surely will give the others a hard time, given that although the 4G connectivity won’t be the selling factor, the 64-bit Snapdragon 410 chipset is good enough for a good performance, and the device comes from a brand well known already.