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April 19, 2013

Lenovo launches A390, A706 & K900 with Kobe Bryant

Over at the Open Communications National Convention, Lenovo discusses their plans for 2013 and launches 3 new smartphones for the Philippines – the entry-level dual-core A390, the quad-core A706 and the flagship Intel-powered K900.

Lenovo announced programs for dealers and partnerships with several people & companies. Half of the show was dedicated to Kobe Bryant, as they did a lot of comparisons with their smartphones to him – reliable and all that. It was kinda impressive as they even had videos of him personally greeting the PH. Heas-up: expect seeing more of him across 2013 Lenovo ads.

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But moreover that guy, the real stars of the show were three phones. The first one is the A390, which is their entry-level smartphone that will be priced below Php5k. It features dual-SIM standby and a 4-inch 480 x 800 TFT display.

A360

We weren’t able to get the specific details such as the megapixel count and such, so we’ll keep you posted on that one. This one is expected to arrive at around May.

Construction

Lenovo A390 specs:
4-inch 480 x 800 TFT display, 233 ppi
1GHz dual-core CPU
512MB RAM, w/ micro SD
Camera, no flash
WiFi
Bluetooth
3G
FM Radio
Dual-SIM standby
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
125.9 x 64 x 10.2mm (dimensions)
131g (weight)

Also arriving this May is the quad-core A706, which feels entirely better than the A390, with its more solid construction and two-toned back.

new quad

It also features Dolby Digital plus audio which is expected to deliver high-quality sound.

construction

Lenovo A706 specs:
4.5-inch 480 x 854 IPS display, 217 ppi
1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon MSM8255 CPU
1GB RAM
4GB internal memory
micro SD up to 32GB
5 megapixel camera w/ flash
VGA front-facing camera
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
GPS w/ A-GPS support
Android 4.1
Dual-SIM standby
135.2 x 68.8 x 10.4mm
137 g (weight)
2,000mAh battery

The main star of the event is the Lenovo K900, which features 2GB RAM, a 13 MP camera, Android 4.2 Jellybean, a 5.5-inch 1080p display and a 2GHz Intel Atom Z2580 CPU, all in a 6.99mm thin aluminum chassis. That was all very impressive for a smartphone.

k900

Lenovo K900 specs:
5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 IPS display
2GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2580 CPU
2GB RAM
Micro SD up to 32GB
13 MP camera w/ dual LED flash
1080p video capture
2MP front-facing camera
WiFi
Bluetooth
GPS w/ A-GPS support
3G
Android 4.2 Jellybean
6.9mm thin
162 g

The rest of the specs  and some other details aren’t known yet, and we already managed to get a quick hands-on which we will publish later. This K900 is expected to arrive approximately at June.

There is one last phone included indicated by the PR, but was not shown in the event – the A690. This is because the 4-inch phone is already available with Smart Plan 349 and retails at Php4,699.

From any price range, it looks like they got it covered. Do you fancy anything that Lenovo launched?

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14 Responses to “Lenovo launches A390, A706 & K900 with Kobe Bryant”

  1. vince
    Twitter: Vincent
    says:

    why are new phones still being released that are not jelly bean?

    • Gian Austria says:

      Not necessarily kelangan latest ang OS, because it also considers the market. Entry-level devices normally don’t run even the second-latest OS (ICS), so kaya pang ipaliwanag kung bat ganon. Saka mahal talaga pag ang specs mo bago lang at wala pang gumagamet…which explains why the K900 is poised to be more expensive than the K860…

  2. avidfanreader says:

    What would be the retail price for K900?

  3. WiseOne says:

    Wooooo x86 so excited how it performs against arm!!!

    • Windows iDroid says:

      Kaya nga eh x86 architecture ung gamit ung parang sa laptop at computer natin >..< sabog ang ARM

  4. PI Outsource
    Twitter: pioutsource
    says:

    Lenovo makes incredible products. Looking forward to picking one of these up!

  5. Roger Barameda says:

    What would be the retail for a706?

  6. ermahgerd says:

    ang gwapo ng k900! pang-mayaman ang design. pati ang presyo. lol

  7. abuzalzal says:

    OVERPRICED sigurado ang K900

    Hintayin nyo na lang ang Note 3…pag may tyaga, may nilaga

    • wtfftw
      Twitter: S
      says:

      Gotta pay kobe dumbass

    • icyseraph says:

      “OVERPRICED?” I really don’t think Lenovo will make their smartphones overpriced, not unlike SAMSUNG or APPLE

      Yes, I will expect it to hit the range of 19-20K considering the specs of the phone and the material. but baby Lenovo will definitely make sure that your money is worth of what you pay for.

  8. christie quiroy says:

    how much this lenovo k900?
    my laptop is lenovo G470
    super excite this phone..

  9. gecz says:

    Can you tell me if there is “screen shot” for Lenovo A390?

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