Friday, April 19th, 2013
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.
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.
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.
Lenovo A390 specs:
4-inch 480 x 800 TFT display, 233 ppi
1GHz dual-core CPU
512MB RAM, w/ micro SD
Camera, no flash
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
125.9 x 64 x 10.2mm (dimensions)
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.
It also features Dolby Digital plus audio which is expected to deliver high-quality sound.
Lenovo A706 specs:
4.5-inch 480 x 854 IPS display, 217 ppi
1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon MSM8255 CPU
4GB internal memory
micro SD up to 32GB
5 megapixel camera w/ flash
VGA front-facing camera
GPS w/ A-GPS support
135.2 x 68.8 x 10.4mm
137 g (weight)
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.
Lenovo K900 specs:
5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 IPS display
2GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2580 CPU
Micro SD up to 32GB
13 MP camera w/ dual LED flash
1080p video capture
2MP front-facing camera
GPS w/ A-GPS support
Android 4.2 Jellybean
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?