Lenovo PH lifts curtains on new smartphone series

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Following its announcement two weeks ago of its latest line of S and A series smartphones, Lenovo Philippines held a demo of the devices on Friday, June 20, in Makati City.

Lenovo PH officials led by country manager Michael Ngan (2nd from right) show off the new smartphones
Lenovo PH officials led by country manager Michael Ngan (2nd from right) show off the new smartphones

Executives of Lenovo Philippines led by country manager Michael Ngan showed to the local tech media the official ?unboxing? video of the Lenovo A526, S660, and S860 performed by actor KC Montero, the company?s local brand ambassador.

All devices were described to be budget-friendly smartphones with top features like high-resolution cameras and multi-core processors.

The newly launched smartphones are priced as follows:

? A526 ? P5,999
? S660 ? P9,999
? S860 ? P15,990

Both A526 and S660 are now available in the local market while S860 will arrive this coming July. All three devices run on an Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system and powered by a 1.3 GHz processor.

The A526 is 4.5-inch Wi-Fi smartphone with 3G connectivity and has 5-megapixel (MP) front and rear cameras. Lenovo said these smartphones are suited for newbies like students and young users.

Meanwhile, the S660 is a mid-range dual SIM smartphone with 3,000 mAh battery, 1GB of RAM with expandable microSD card slot, and 8MP rear camera.

It has 4.7-inch IPS (in-plane switching) display that allows for nearly 180-degrees of wide-angle viewing, designed to offer more entertaining experience whether doing gaming, messaging, watching videos or surfing the Internet.

The S860 is a high-end smartphone boasting a 4,000 mAh battery which allows users up to 24 hours of talk time and up to 40 days of standby time.

Sporting a brushed metal finish, S860 comes with Lenovo’s three “Do It Apps” namely, the “Share It App” for fast file sharing, the “Secure It App” which is a free security software, and the cloud-based service called “Sync It App” that one can use to back up contacts, send SMS and files.?– Tom Noda

The Lenovo A526 specifications:

?Processor
MT6582M Quad-core 1.3GHz

?Operating System
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

? Dimensions (WXTXH)
67.6mm x 11.1mm x 132mm

? Display
Size: 4.5?? FWVGA (854 X 480) TN
Type: Capacitive touchscreen

?Memory
RAM: 1 GB, ROM: 4 GB
32GB expandable storage with microSD card

?Battery
Type: Li-Po 2000 mAh, replaceable
Standby Time: 2G: Up to 16.5 days, 3G: Up to 12.5 days
Talking Time: 2G: Up to 5 hours, 3G: Up to 3 hours

?Sound
1x Speaker

?Integrated Camera
Rear: 5 MP Fixed-Focus
Front: 0.3 MP Fixed-Focus

?Color
Blue

? SIM
Dual, Regular SIM

?Sensors
Gravitation sensor

? Connectivity/Radios
3G Network: WCDMA 900/2100MHz, WCDMA 850/1900MHz
2G Network: GSM 900/1800/1900MHz, GSM 850/1800/1900MHz
Speed: HSPA+ 21Mbps(DL) / 5.76Mbps(UL)
Data: HSPA+, GPRS, EDGE
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth: 2.1 / 3.0(HS) / 4.0
Radio: FM Receiver
A-GPS
3.5mm Audio Jack

? Software Offering
Applications included

?Social Networking:
Facebook, Skype, Twitter, Google

?Games:
Texas Poker, Asphalt 7, Green Farm 3, Real Football 2014,

? Utilities/ Cloud/ Navigation/ Security:

UC Browser, Evernote, Route 66 Navi + Maps, AccuWeather, SHAREit, SECUREit, SYNCit

? Standard on the Lenovo A526:
Weight: Starting at 145g
Speakers: Single speaker
Ports: 1 audio jack, Micro-USB, MicroSD

The Lenovo S660 specifications:

? Processor
MTK 6582 1.3GHz Quad Core

? Operating System
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

?Dimensions (WXTXH)
137 mm x 9.95 mm x 68.8 mm

? Weight
151 g (0.33 lbs)

?Battery 3000mAh Lithium Polymer, user-replaceable
Up to 36 hours’ (2G) and 20 hours’ (3G) talk time
Up to 35 days’ active standby

? Sound
1 speaker plus 3.5mm mic/headphone combo jack

? Integrated Camera
Rear: 8MP auto-focus with LED flash
Front: 0.3MP fixed-focus front camera

? Ports
Micro USB
Micro SD up to 32GB

? Memory
System Memory: 1GB RAM
Built-in Storage: 8GB

? Connectivity /Radios
3G Network: 2100 MHz/900 Mhz
2G Network: GSM900 Mhz/1800 Mhz/1900 Mhz
Speed: HSPA+ 21.1 Mbps (DL) / 5.76 Mbps (UL)
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 /b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0

?Materials
Aluminium with brushed metal rear cover

?Color
Titanium

? SIM
Dual SIM

? Sensors
Gravitation Sensor
Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor

? Display
Size: 4.7″ (11.9cm)
Type: Capacitive Touchscreen
Resolution: 960 x 540 IPS
Preloaded Software (availability & support vary by region)

? Third Party Applications
Asphalt 7
Evernote
Facebook
Kingsoft Office
Route 66 Navi + Maps
Skype
Twitter
UC browser
Lenovo & DOIT Applications
Lenovo SHAREit
Lenovo SECUREit
Lenovo SYNCit

? Standard on the Lenovo S660
Battery Life: Up to 36 hours’ talk time, 35 days’ standby
Weight: Starting at 151 g
Speakers: Single speaker
Ports: 1 micro USB, 1 audio jack, 1 micro SD

The Lenovo S860 specifications:

? Processor
MTK 6582 1.3GHz Quad Core

? Operating System
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

? Dimensions
(WXTXH)
149.5 mm x 10.3 mm x 77.0 mm

? Weight
190 g (0.42 lbs)

? Battery
4000mAh Lithium Polymer, non-removable
Up to 24 hours’ (3G) and 43 hours’ (2G) talk time
Up to 40 days’ active standby

? Sound
One speaker plus 3.5mm mic/headphone combo jack

? Integrated Camera
Rear: 8MP auto-focus with LED flash
Front: 1.6MP fixed-focus front camera

? Ports
Micro USB

? Memory
System Memory: 2GB RAM
Built-in Storage: 16GB
Supports USB on-the-go (OTG)

? Connectivity /Radios
3G Network: 2100 MHz/900 Mhz
2G Network: GSM900 Mhz/1800 Mhz/1900 Mhz
Speed: HSPA+ 21.1 Mbps (DL) / 5.76 Mbps (UL)
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 3.0

? Materials
Aluminum with brushed metal rear cover

? Color
Titanium only

? SIM
Dual SIM, Dual Standby

? Sensors
Gravitation Sensor
Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor

? Display
Size: 13.5 cm(5.3)
Type: Capacitive Touchscreen
Resolution: 1280 x 720 HD IPS
Specifications may vary

? Preloaded Software (availability & support vary by region)
Third Party Applications:

Asphalt 7
Evernote
Facebook
Green Farm
Kingsoft Office
Real Football 2014
Route 66 Navi + Maps
Skype
Twitter
UC Browser

? Lenovo & DOIT Applications
Lenovo SHAREit
Lenovo SECUREit
Lenovo SYNCit

? Standard on the Lenovo S860
Battery Life: Up to 43 hours’ talk time, 40 days’ standby
Weight: Starting at 190 g
Speakers: Twin speakers
Ports: 1 micro USB, 1 audio jack

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