Expanding its smartphone portfolio, the Chinese phone maker Lenovo has now announced four new Android smartphones in India under its A-series late yesterday. Dubbed as Lenovo A850, A516, A369i, A269i and , the smartphones are priced at 15,999, 10,999, 6,999, and 5,499 respectively. As per the company all the four smartphone will be available for purchase via Lenovo Exclusive stores and other major retail stores beginning October.
If we talk about the features of the phones individually, Lenovo A850 packs 5.5-inch display with 178 degree wide-view IPS technology. It is powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and comes with 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 4GB of inbuilt storage, microSD support up to 32GB, 5MP rear camera, VGA front camera and usual connectivity features. There is no word on the capacity of embedded RAM and battery at this point. It would be available in two colour variants Black and White.
On the other hand, Lenovo A516 is powered by 1.3GHz dual-core processor and comes with 4.5-inch IPS display, Android 4.2, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage and microSD card slot. Like Lenovo A850, the phone also supports 5MP rear camera and VGA front camera. It will be available in Charcoal Grey and White colour variants.
Coming to Lenovo A369i, it comes with 4-inch display, and is powered by 1.3GHz dual-core processor paired with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of on-board storage with microSD support. There is no word on the camera capacity of the phone, also the Android version installed in the smartphone is not clear at the moment, but considering the pricing it’s highly expected to be Android 4.0. it will be available in Black colour only.
Lastly, Lenovo A269i is powered by outdated Android 2.3.6 and includes 3.5-inch HVGA display, 1GHz dual-core processor, and microSD card slot for memory expansion. the other specifications of the smartphone is still unclear at the moment, but it’s quite surprising to see Lenove launching Android 2.3.6 powered smartphone in the era of Android 4.3. We don’t think it will even be able to make a mark in the Indian market as there are multiple smartphones available which come with Android 4.0 at this pricing.